December 2022 - Page 2 of 4 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: December 2022

The Bigger Picture with Sales and Marketing with Vanessa McQuade and Rob Murray: Season 3: Episode 31 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 31 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Brett Lemcke of R.M. Landscape and Neal Glatt with GrowTheBench talk to Vanessa McQuade, senior account executive and owner, and Rob Murray, CEO and co-owner of Intrigue Media, a digital marketing company that has been empowering and growing businesses in the […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Setting Up Payroll for Your Small Business

Sponsored Content Congratulations on starting your own landscaping business! Whether you run a small business with employees or are simply paying yourself, you’ll find that payroll is not only an essential part of your operations, but it is also legally required. New to the process? Don’t worry! This small business payroll checklist explains what you […]

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Photo: Wonderland Tree + Landscapes

How I Do It: Keeping Employees On All Season

Since the 1980s, Wonderland Tree Care + Landscapes, based in Oyster Bay, New York, has been able to keep all their staff on during the off-season by providing tree care services. The company started as a tree care company that eventually added landscape services. David Golon, general manager for Wonderland Tree Care + Landscapes, says […]

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Photo: Maxwell Monty

Landscapes of the Month: Creating a Biophilic Oasis Indoors

Located in Salem, Oregon, this client wanted a biophilic oasis in the State Treasury Building for employees with hopes of creating a reflection of the country in the surrounding area. To mirror the surrounding area, murals and paintings from around the state were placed within the building since the client wanted to represent the beautiful […]

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Photo: Ruppert Landscape

Ruppert Landscape Awards $28 Million to Employees After Partnership with Knox Lane

Ruppert Landscape has partnered with Knox Lane, an investment firm that focuses on businesses in the service and consumer sectors. Ruppert’s management team, including CEO Craig Ruppert, will continue to lead the company and remain significant minority owners in the business. “We are excited to partner with Knox Lane, a strategic move that will enable […]

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Business Smarts: Four Tips for Handling Price Increases

It is a simple fact that it costs significantly more to run your business than it did a few years ago. From fuel and material prices to increased labor rates, you won’t have a profit margin to speak of if you don’t adjust accordingly. Despite this necessity, you might be reluctant to raise prices and […]

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REPLAY: Preparing for the Snowy Season with Brian McNichol

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Brett Lemcke, VP at R.M. Landscape, Miles Kuperus, systems architect at Include Software, and Neal Glatt, at GrowTheBench, talk to Brian McNichol, sales and operations manager with Snow and Ice Management.  McNichol provides solutions to property managers, facility engineers, and building owners who are worried […]

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Safety Culture: Methods to Lower Your Experience Mod

When it comes to insurance, your experience modification (mod) is a factor you receive annually based on your historical claims for workers’ compensation and your payroll. Those two are compared with the national averages and you receive a number either below or above one. An experience mod below one means you’re doing better than the […]

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Changing Emissions Regulations Push OEMs Toward Electrifying Turf Equipment

Sponsored Content Over the past several years, the outdoor power equipment industry has seen a real push toward electrification as an alternative power solution for lawn care and landscape equipment. Many leading manufacturers have embraced the trend as battery power offers users a number of valuable advantages. Changes in regulation are also steering the industry […]

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How I Do It: The Es of Network Security

After experiencing a cyberattack, Massey Services, based in Orlando, Florida, implemented a number of practices to mitigate the risk of a similar event. Adam Scheinberg, VP of information technology at Massey, has broken these network security practices down all by the letter E. Edge Monitoring – The edge of your network is where your network […]

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