October 2016 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: October 2016

The 3 Most Important Parts of a Successful Landscape Business

This article is authored by NALP consultant member Ed Laflamme, Landscape Industry Certified.  Laflamme is an author, speaker, consultant/coach and mentor to “green industry” owners nationwide and co-owner of The Harvest Group. You can get advice from the Harvest Group in person in winter 2017 at the People Academy Live. The landscaping business is like a […]

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LANDSCAPES 2016 Highlights

LANDSCAPES 2016 is in the books and it was a great one! Approximately 1,800 attendees met, mingled, and learned new secrets to success at the nearly 50 education sessions and networking events, receptions and parties. New this year, the Young Professionals Networking Group party launched with a packed house of enthusiastic industry up-and-comers.  The party […]

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FFA and NALP Working Together to Build Landscape Careers

Careers in the landscape industry were highlighted with the FFA last week in Louisville, at LANDSCAPES 2016, and in Indianapolis at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo. A group of FFA students from Saline, Michigan, who competed in a landscape career development competition, traveled to LANDSCAPES 2016, to get a quick immersion into the industry. […]

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3 Reasons Why Blogging is Important to Your Web Marketing

By Alain Parcan, Market Hardware, Inc.  Get more marketing tips at Brian Kraff’s Market Hardware’s Web Marketing Virtual Conference, on Thursday, November 3, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm. Image is everything on the Internet. And integrating a blog into your website is a great way to improve the online image of your business. In fact, most landscaping […]

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ASHRAE 189.1 Turf Grass Limitations are a Problem

The following article, written by VP of Government Relations, Paul Mendelsohn, ran in Landscape & Irrigation Magazine’s October 2016 issue. Members of the landscape industry are faced with a new threat from an unexpected direction in the form of a model standard for the sustainable construction of commercial buildings developed by the American Society of […]

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Congress Fails to Extend the H-2B Returning Worker Exemption

Last week, Congress passed a budget continuing resolution to avoid having to shut down the federal government and President Obama quickly signed the measure into law. The measure funds the government at current levels through December 9. Unfortunately, despite heavy lobbying pressure from NALP and our allies, extensive grassroots contact by landscape professionals and other […]

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Win More Customers from the Most Profitable Zip Codes

By Alain Parcan, Market Hardware, Inc.  Get more marketing tips at Market Hardware’s session at LANDSCAPES 2016, Web Marketing in 2017: Four Keys to Unlocking Maximum Profitability, on Thursday, October 20.  Web Marketing experts have frequently debated the risks and benefits of different forms of marketing. But one thing they all agree on is that when it […]

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