Month: October 2018

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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    NALP Markets Landscape Industry Careers to 68,000

    A sea of blue jackets stretched throughout the Indiana Convention Center Oct. 24-26 and into the streets of downtown Indianapolis, as the Future Farmers of America (FFA) hosted the world’s largest annual student gathering, including more than 500 scheduled events, and a large expo with over 400 exhibitors and vendors. This year’s event again saw […]

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      5 Ways To Banish Burnout In Your Landscape Business

      According to new research from Gallup, businesses are facing what they call “an employee burnout crisis.” And once burnout strikes, it can trigger a downward spiral in individual and business performance. The Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 23 percent of employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, […]

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        5 Ways to Boost Teamwork and Productivity in Your Landscape Business

        Sports teams might have great, extremely skilled individual players, but the only way they win is when they play together. The same is true for teams within landscape businesses. Unfortunately, many landscape employees don’t feel like they are part of a team because the organizations they work for aren’t doing anything to intentionally develop teamwork. […]

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          Top 3 Ways Landscape Business Owners Can Overcome Weaknesses

          Everyone has weaknesses. If we were all born with all the strengths necessary to run a successful business, we wouldn’t have any daily struggles, revenue and profit would be through the roof and customers would be beating down our doors. Life is about balance; and while we all have our strengths, we must overcome weaknesses […]

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            The Workforce Shortage is Real … Here’s How the Landscape Industry Plans to Cope

            Last week, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, through the Industry Growth Initiative, held a Workforce Development and Recruitment Summit at its office in Fairfax, Virginia, to address the industry’s workforce shortage. Approximately 50 attendees from major regional green industry associations, as well as experts from other major industries attended the event, sharing their respective […]

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              What Will the Landscape Company of the Future Look Like?

              There are three kinds of thinking: inside the box, outside the box and no box. This according to Michael Hostetler, who specializes in teaching strategy, decision-making, leadership, innovation and change management in the MBA program at Cornell University. He spoke at the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ Leadership Academy, conducted in partnership with Cornell University’s […]

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                Landscape Spending Sets Records

                Some might say gardening is something enjoyed only by the older, wealthier retiree. Today’s research proves that is not the case, according to Garden Research’s 2018 National Gardening Survey. In fact, the group found more American households are gardening today (77 percent) than ever before, and increasingly that gardener is much younger. Landscape Spending is […]

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                  Which 2019 Garden Trend Will Improve Your Business?

                  If you haven’t noticed yet, we are living among the “Indoor Generation.” What does this mean? It means 90 percent of people worldwide (yes, 90 percent) spend nearly 22 hours a day inside without enough daylight or fresh air, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation. In A YouGov study, […]

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