Year: 2018

Deck the Halls With Something Green

As technology and all things metal and plastic grow, the more simple, natural traditions become cherished. This is especially true around the holiday season, when people have a special emotional and economical connection with landscape plants and trees. Landscape plants have played important roles in holiday social and private traditions, as well as winter solstice […]

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    4 Reasons Why You Should Become Landscape Industry Certified

    Trying to figure out how becoming landscape industry certified can positively impact your bottom line? That may be tough to quantify. But more commercial and government accounts demand certified landscape industry professionals take care of their properties, so becoming certified can be a competitive advantage for a landscape professional, which can win you the job […]

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      4 Ways to Handle Negative Customer Reviews

      Service customers often rely on the opinions of their family and friends to make purchasing decisions. In fact, Zendesk says 88 percent of customers have been influenced by an online review when deciding what to buy. That’s why getting positive reviews is essential. However, when you open your business to reviews on websites like Yelp […]

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        Experts Forecast 3 Residential Landscape Trends for 2019

        Many landscape experts are forecasting their 2019 residential landscape trends to prepare homeowners for the upcoming year. Wondering what residential landscape trends your customers are reading about? Here’s what we’ve seen so you can prepare for what they might ask for in their outdoor spaces in 2019. Residential Landscape Trends #1: Staycations Still Reign Supreme […]

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          How to Thank Your Employees and Customers

          Last week’s Thanksgiving holiday is a reminder to us all to be thankful. But just because Thanksgiving is over, doesn’t mean you should stop showing gratitude. Many times, landscape business owners find themselves being thankful for things in their personal lives, such as health, family and friends. But there are so many things to be […]

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            Improve Culture, Solve Labor Problems

            As a business coach at Aileron, one of the biggest pain points Phillip Stoller hears from companies he works with is, “I can’t get enough talent.” “This seems to be a growing trend in the labor market, compounded by strong growth in job creation and job vacancies in the upper tiers of management left by retiring […]

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              6 Reasons to be Thankful for Your Small Landscape Business

              It’s that time of year again. Time to be grateful. There’s research that supports the idea that experiencing gratitude can positively impact both your personal life, and also your ability to achieve business success. Plasticity Labs research says companies that embrace a culture of gratitude experience higher job satisfaction, a stronger sense of community and […]

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                Landscape Business Leader: Be a Coach Instead of a Manager to Grow Productivity

                Ever feel that as a landscape business leader you have to always appear strong, must always know the right thing to say and should have all the answers to all the questions at all times? Guess what? While that may be your vision of what a business leader should be, it’s not a very realistic […]

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                  NALP Showcases Landscape Industry Careers at the White House

                  NALP was chosen, along with five other associations, to attend the Our Pledge to America’s Workers event yesterday at the White House. At the exclusive event with President Donald Trump, NALP reiterated its commitment to grow landscape industry careers. It also shared its plans to expand training opportunities for more than 150,000 people over the next five […]

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                    Overcome These 5 Common Business Fears

                    There is something extremely powerful about facing and overcoming your fears. And there’s no better day to talk about that than on Halloween. As a way to find some balance in my very creative, but also very busy and deadline-driven life as a content provider for landscape professionals, as well as a wife and mother […]

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