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Gain a Competitive Edge With Stronger Sales Leadership

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. Sales cannot be managed but leading sales activities and leading metrics can be. When you put effort into building an outstanding sales organization, you can create a sustainable competitive advantage and maintain your growth […]

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The Value of SOPs and Making the Most of Them

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. Processes and systems are the bedrock of your company. Implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) can turn your organization into a place of order and predictable business systems.   Bob Maffei, owner of The Maffei […]

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Happy Thanksgiving: Season 3, Episode 27 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In this special Thanksgiving episode of Growing in the Green Industry, our hosts wanted to wish all our listeners a very Happy Thanksgiving! This episode is hosted by Miles Kuperus III, with Include Software, Macey Robinson with LandCare and Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape. We’ll be back next week with a new episode. Listen to […]

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Boosting Your Business: How Adding Franchises Can Grow Your Revenue

It’s natural to want to grow your business, and frustrating when you are hitting a ceiling. Adding a franchise is one option to help overcome this issue and to scale your company up. “Adding a franchise will boost company revenue significantly if the owner follows the systems and policies in place,” says Josh Wise, CEO […]

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Protecting Your Business: Prepping for Tax Season Should Be a Daily Practice

As your business shifts into the slow season or the snow season, depending on where you’re based, you might just now finally have time to think about preparing your books for tax season. While it can be tempting to put these matters off until your busy season is over, maintaining your books on a daily […]

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Team Building: Using the Permanent Labor Certification Program  

Singing Hills Landscape, Inc., based in Aurora, Colorado, has been using the H-2B program for over 20 years. They also started using a permanent labor certification program in 2019. “Our company mission is to ‘open doors of opportunity for our company family,’ and the PERM program meshed perfectly with that mission,” says Jake Leman, vice […]

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Landscape Professionals Display the Spirit of Giving Throughout the Year

Thanksgiving and the season around it are an opportunity to practice gratitude and give back. However, landscape professionals often opt to practice a spirit of generosity year-round with both their employees and their local communities. Bob Ramser, president of Turfscape, Inc., based in Twinsburg, Ohio, says they choose to give back because it is important […]

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Building Your Team: The Benefits of Becoming an ESOP

Employee Stock Ownership Plans, better known as ESOPs, have been around since the 1950s as a way to transition the ownership of a business to its employees. An ESOP gives workers ownership interest in the company in the form of shares of stock. When these employees leave or retire, they are paid for the cash […]

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NALP Foundation Highlights Landscape Professions During World of Landscape Event

The NALP Foundation hosted its 3rd World of Landscape series from Nov. 14-18. This weeklong event featured professional careers in the landscape profession to middle and high schools across the country. “It’s all about showing students careers in general,” says Pam Moore, director of foundation operations for NALP. “We want the students to get excited […]

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Faces of the Industry: Xochitl Lopez

Xochitl Lopez, recruitment and engagement manager at EarthWorks, Inc., based in Lillian, Texas, has been in the landscape industry for about six years now. Lopez’s background is in interior design, and she originally worked at Michaels stores before deciding to join EarthWorks in 2016. “When I worked with Michaels stores, I didn’t have any background […]

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