Month: August 2017

Protect Yourself From Employee Embezzlement

Author Monica Muir, of  Muir & Associates is an NALP consultant member.  How safe is your business from fraud? While many worry about someone hacking into their systems, you’re more likely to experience embezzlement by a trusted employee.  About 28% of small businesses have this unfortunate experience, including a few of my clients over the years. […]

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Display Ad Retargeting is Better

Author, Alain Parcan, Director of Marketing for Market Hardware, Inc., and NALP consultant, shares his advice on digital advertising.  In the constantly evolving world of Web Marketing, can your business really afford to overspend on an outdated Web Marketing strategy like Pay-Per-Click? Full disclosure – yes, there are select situations where Pay-Per-Click marketing can be […]

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5 Quick Tips to Improve Your Efficiency

In August, the NALP Field Trip with Marty Grunder headed to Atlanta to HighGrove Partners where 135 landscape and lawn care company leaders got together for 3-days of networking, education and a facility tour at HighGrove Partners. There were so many great tips and takeaways on increasing efficiency – here are a few of our […]

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How to Reverse Employee Burnout

Author Glenn Bertha, is a Success Coach with LandOpt an NALP consultant member.  It is estimated that the mental and physical effects of burnout cost employers between $125 billion and $190 billion annually. There’s no doubt: employee burnout is a problem. And, as statistics tell us, it is a problem the employer often causes. Stay with me […]

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Maryland Judge Overturns County Pesticide Ban

Last week, Montgomery County Maryland Circuit Judge Terrence McGann ruled in favor of the landscape professional community and struck down the county-wide ban of commercial pesticide application on public and private lawns, gardens, and ornamental sites. In a 14-page opinion explaining his ruling, McGann found that “by generally banning the use of registered pesticides, the […]

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August Recess Presents Advocacy Opportunities

Every year Members of Congress return home for a month of district activity called “August Recess.” There is a wide range of activities that NALP members can engage in during August Recess that may have great potential to capture the hearts and minds of your elected officials. We encourage all landscape professionals to take action […]

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Congressman Proposals Suspension of Neonic Approvals

In June, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced the “Saving America’s Pollinators Act of 2017”, legislation to suspend the approval of neonicotinoids (neonics) until the Environmental Protection Agency can conclude its review of impact on pollinator health. Now Blumenhauer is pushing for the bill to be folded into the next farm bill.

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Proposed Rule to Rescind WOTUS Published

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Act. The rule, commonly referred to as “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS for short, has been a source of controversy since its initial introduction and has never gone into […]

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