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Attracting and Engaging Talent with Jennifer Burnett: Season 3: Episode 29 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 29 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Brett Lemcke with R.M. Landscape, Macey Robison with LandCare and Neal Glatt with GrowTheBench talk Jennifer Burnett, EVP of organizational development with LandCare. Burnett has worked at LandCare for seven years and has been in the industry for over 24 years. […]

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Business Smarts: Offering Different Electronic Payment Methods

To keep your lawn or landscape business running smoothly you need steady cash flow. One consideration to improve that cash flow is making bill payment for customers as easy as possible. While cash or check are still viable options, more companies are opting to include additional electronic payment methods. Depending on the size of your […]

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REPLAY: Cultivating Company Culture with Michele Posehn

In this replay episode of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, Macey Robinson at LandCare, Neal Glatt of GrowTheBench, Luke Melograno at Mariani Landscape, and Brett Lemcke of R.M. Landscape, talk with Michele Posehn, senior manager of diversity initiatives and university relations at SiteOne Landscape Supply. Posehn came to SiteOne three years ago and has built […]

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Are You Ready to Sell Your Business? Use This Checklist

Sponsored Content If you own a landscaping business and you’re thinking about your exit strategy and how to one day retire, we’ve prepared a thorough checklist of all the things you’ll need to consider to get ready for the sale of your business. The first question most potential buyers will ask is: ‘Why are you […]

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Faces of the Industry: Mari Medrano

Mari Medrano was 16 years old when she first started working in the office at CoCal Landscape Services, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado. She worked as an office assistant there and then left the industry for a time. She returned in 1998 while she was in college and started working in the field. “It was […]

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Gain a Competitive Edge With Stronger Sales Leadership

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. Sales cannot be managed but leading sales activities and leading metrics can be. When you put effort into building an outstanding sales organization, you can create a sustainable competitive advantage and maintain your growth […]

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Happy Thanksgiving: Season 3, Episode 27 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In this special Thanksgiving episode of Growing in the Green Industry, our hosts wanted to wish all our listeners a very Happy Thanksgiving! This episode is hosted by Miles Kuperus III, with Include Software, Macey Robinson with LandCare and Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape. We’ll be back next week with a new episode. Listen to […]

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The Value of SOPs and Making the Most of Them

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. Processes and systems are the bedrock of your company. Implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) can turn your organization into a place of order and predictable business systems.   Bob Maffei, owner of The Maffei […]

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Protecting Your Business: Prepping for Tax Season Should Be a Daily Practice

As your business shifts into the slow season or the snow season, depending on where you’re based, you might just now finally have time to think about preparing your books for tax season. While it can be tempting to put these matters off until your busy season is over, maintaining your books on a daily […]

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Meet Nick Brummel, the 2022 Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Growing up, Nick Brummel wanted to get to Kansas City Royals games early, not to watch batting practice, but to see the grounds crew get the field ready. Now his company, Brummel Lawn & Landscape LLC, based in Blue Springs, Missouri, helps by caring for the landscaping at professional sports stadiums. Brummel’s work growing his […]

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