October 2020 - Page 2 of 3 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: October 2020

Inside LANDSCAPES 2020 Day Two Sessions

Midway through LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience and the sessions are still going strong. Concurrent education sessions were held on topics ranging from leadership & supervision, financial management, sales & marketing, innovation & technology, human resources & training, employee recruitment & retention, and safety. Creating the Forever Subscription Customer Beth Berry with Real Green Systems […]

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LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience Is Live

Today marked the first day of LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience. While it was certainly a different event than our traditional in-person one, the learning and networking opportunities still abounded. NALP CEO Britt Wood kicked off LANDSCAPES with the opening session. He announced the news of the NALP Annual Meeting dates and locations as well […]

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Why Employees Should Come Before Customers

A common misconception of being an owner or manager is that “you have made it” and it’s all smooth sailing from here on out. However, this is actually when the work has just begun. As a leader in your organization, this is a responsibility, not a privilege, and you must learn to put your employees […]

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Faces of the Industry: Luis Carrillo

Truth be told, Luis Carrillo never planned to go into the landscape industry. In fact, he had a plan to go into sports medicine and after six years of studying, landed a dream job with the NFL as an athletic trainer for the Carolina Panthers. But after his wife had their second child, Carrillo began […]

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The Latino Landscape Network Takes on NHLA’s Mission

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), which became part of the National Association of Landscape Professionals in March, has now become the Latino Landscape Network (LLN), with the goal of connecting and empowering the entire community of Latino Landscape professionals. LLN will serve as a continuation of the work began by NHLA in 2011 to […]

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Taking Your Business to the Next Level with Everyday Innovations

What can you learn from tech companies and musicians? Solid business practices, according to Josh Linkner, a five-time tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and innovation expert. “One of the best sources of inspiration is looking outside of one’s field,” Linkner says. “We can get caught up in an echo chamber of our own business.” In his […]

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Sharing The Wealth to Grow The Business with Paul Fraynd: Episode 21 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 21st episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talked to Paul Fraynd, LIC, CEO of Sun Valley Landscaping. Fraynd leads the company’s […]

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Take Your Company to the Next Level with EOS

Linda Norman, owner of Unleashed Solutions, LLC, recently covered in a webinar how companies can implement the holistic business framework known as the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). EOS provides businesses with a complete set of simple tools and a roadmap to improve your business processes. This system is what Rossen Landscape uses at their company […]

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Level Up: Clean Scapes Landscaping Doesn’t Limit Itself

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Ivan Giraldo doesn’t like to think in limits. “I don’t envision an ideal size, per se,” he says. “I believe size can increase as long as we can keep providing good service, give employees a good […]

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The Twists and Turns of Finding Your Dream Job with Macey Wollenberg: Episode 20 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 20th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talked to Macey Wollenberg, an account manager with LandCare. Wollenberg grew up in a small town in Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma […]

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