Author: National Association of Landscape Professionals

Daily Huddles Increase Productivity

Author Jeffrey Scott, MBA, is an NALP consultant member and author, business coach, hall-of-fame consultant, and expert in growth and profit maximization in the lawn & landscape industry. Do you ever feel so crazy busy, that you end up skipping or dropping your internal meetings in order to just focus on the work at hand? […]

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Meet Rex Bishop, Director of Technical Education

Rex Bishop is joining the NALP team as the Director of Technical Education. He worked in the nursery industry before teaching horticultural and landscaping at the college level for more than 25 years, most recently serving as the Vice President for Economic Development at Chattahoochee Technical College. Bishop is known to many in the industry for […]

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On the Road at the NALP Sales Boot Camp

NALP vice president of education and services Shaine Anderson was on the road last week at the NALP Sales Bootcamp with Marty Grunder which was held at the Bartlett Tree Experts research laboratory in Raleigh, North Carolina. We can’t give away all the secrets Marty shared, but here are a few tips that Shaine took […]

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5 Ways to Take Control of Your Time to Maximize Your Productivity

NALP consultant member Bill Silverman, of Springboard Business Coaching, offers advice for landscape and lawn care pros who want to take back 10 – 15 hours of their time each week. Imagine if you could free up 10 – 15 hours a week. What would you do with it? Spend more time with your family? Make […]

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What are Landscape Business Owners Grateful for this Year?

With Thanksgiving on our minds, we asked our landscape and lawn care member companies what they are grateful for this year. “At Environmental Enhancements, Inc. we are thankful for our great employees that help provide a memorable service for our clients. The passion that they show for their work is seen in the responses we […]

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Five Social Trends for Landscape Professionals to Watch In 2017

Daniel Levine, trends guru, executive director of The Avant-Guide Institute, and featured speaker at the upcoming NALP Leaders Forum, offers some insight into trends you can capitalize on in 2017.  To understand what’s trending, and why, landscape professionals need to look outside of their own industry to see what’s exciting their customers. That’s because trends […]

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NALP Member News – Week of Sept 12

(Photo: The Landscape Center’s ribbon was cut by Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves. Left: Jeff Peterman, Michael Hatcher, Tate Reeves, Kelly Ogden) Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee, opened its new 22-acre headquarters in Olive Branch, Mississippi on Thursday, Sept. 8, with more than 100 people in attendance for the a ribbon cutting ceremony, featuring […]

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How Do People Talk About Being Landscape Industry Certified?

Customers say certifications and accreditations are one of the top things they look for when choosing a provider. If you are Landscape Industry Certified, it is important to tout your achievement and let customers and potential employers know what it means and why it is important. Here are some of the ways that people talk about […]

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H-2B  Advocacy Fight Enters Critical Stage

Prior to the August recess, the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the fiscal 2017 Department of Homeland Appropriations bill, which would renew the H-2B returning worker exemption for another year. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of the Department of Labor Appropriations bill that would extend the H-2B regulatory relief for another […]

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States Continue Taking Action to Protect Pollinators

Last week, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced his signing of an executive order placing some restrictions on neonicotinoid (neonics) use. The governor’s action makes Minnesota the most stringent state in the nation when it comes to neonic use. The executive order directs the Department of Agriculture to: • Require a “verification of need” prior to the […]

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