Year: 2016

Optimize Your Revenue Mix for More Profitability in 2017

Author Monica Muir, of  Muir & Associates is an NALP consultant member.  Many small business owners focus on generating more revenue every year, and that’s a great objective.  But not all income is created equally.  If you have more than one type of division/service and/or service/product, then it’s worthwhile taking a closer look at the […]

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    Want Better Employees? They Should Be Able to Answer These 6 Questions

    Bill Arman, NALP consultant member and partner in the Harvest Group, shares some tips about how to set your employees up for success.  Get more strategies during the People Academy Live 2-day in-depth employee development conferences in Orlando and Dallas in Jan. and Feb. of 2017.  Your employees need to clearly understand their role and what […]

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      EPA Issues New Certified Applicator Rules

      Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their new Certification of Pesticide Applicator rules to the public.The regulation sets the minimum standards for the application of restricted use pesticides in all 50 states. However, nothing prevents states from adopting regulations that are more restrictive than the Federal guidelines. As a result, there is significant variance in […]

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        5 Ways to Mitigate Insurance Claims

        There are many ways to get the most benefits from your insurance coverage and enhance the ability of your carrier to optimize outcomes after a loss. Below are five ways that can help you mitigate any claims you may have. l. NOTIFY YOUR AGENT AND/OR CARRIER IF YOU MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR BUSINESS Has your […]

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          10 Questions to Ask Before You Terminate an Employee

          NALP HR and legal advisor, Richard Lehr, Esq., of Lehr, Middlebrooks and Vreeland, shares his top suggestions of things you should think about before terminating an employee.  Lehr and his team are available to consult with NALP members as a member benefit.  1. Did the employee know the job was at risk? Sometimes a manager […]

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            Join the NALP-PAC Collegiate Football Challenge

            Louisiana State University is Currently in First Place in the NALP-PAC Challenge! This football season, we’re providing NALP members with an opportunity to not only advance the interests of landscape professionals but to support their school of choice with our Alumni Challenge, a head-to-head competition to see which schools’ alumni and fans can raise the most […]

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              11 Tips for Training New Employees

              Jeffrey Scott, NALP consultant member, and author and owner of his own business development consultancy, shares his top tips to get new employees off to the right start.  1. The First Impression You get one chance at setting the first impression with your new hire – make their first (half) day count. Do you have […]

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                What are Landscape Business Owners Grateful for this Year?

                With Thanksgiving on our minds, we asked our landscape and lawn care member companies what they are grateful for this year. “At Environmental Enhancements, Inc. we are thankful for our great employees that help provide a memorable service for our clients. The passion that they show for their work is seen in the responses we […]

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                  Why Wouldn't You Want a Mentor?

                  Author Rod Dickens talked with Michael Becker an NALP Trailblazer Peer Mentor, and his mentee Casey Hurd about their mentoring experience. Now is the time to sign up for a mentor in 2017.  Trailblazer Michael Becker, Landscape Industry Certified, is offering something special for his new mentee, Casey Hurd, Greenscapes Land Care in Still Pond, […]

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                    How Will the Election Affect Industry Advocacy Efforts?

                    Laurie Flannigan, of DCLRS, NALP’s government relations firm, boils down the potential impact of the election on our advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry.  As you are most certainly aware, as a result of the Nov. 8 election, Donald Trump will be America’s 45th President and Republicans have retained control of both the House and […]

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