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Business Advice & Stories

Learn Your Leadership Style and Encourage Your Employees to Have a Voice

Do you know what your leadership style is? Furthermore, do you know the leadership styles of others in your organization and how effective they are? Sean Martin, Donald & Lauren Morel Associate Professor of Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business will be presenting on how leadership styles impact followers during Leaders […]

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Celebrating Your Career Wins: Season 2, Episode 28 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 28 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, talk about the different career wins they have had over the last few months. In this podcast, they discuss the […]

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Happy Thanksgiving: Season 2, Episode 27 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 27 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape, reflect on what they are thankful for this year and wanted to wish all our listeners a very Happy […]

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How I Do It: Creating a Leadership Development Program

As your lawn care or landscape company grows, you’ll need leaders to step up and fill new roles. Naturally, you want to reward your team members who have been with you on the front lines, but some of them may need some fine-tuning before they’re ready for a management position. Often you are faced with […]

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Initiating Your Corporate Social Responsibility with D’Anna Wade Thompson: Season 2, Episode 26 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 26 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 Macey Robinson, branch manager with LandCare, talk with D’Anna Wade Thompson, CEO of StandOut Communications. Thompson has spent more […]

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Faces of the Industry: Luis Mata

Luis Mata, maintenance operations manager for Chalet Nursery, based in Wilmette, Illinois, was introduced to the industry at a young age as he started working with his father on a landscape crew throughout high school. “At one point I did not want to be involved in the industry,” Mata says. “I wanted to find something […]

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Business Smarts: The Art of Raising Your Rates

U.S. inflation hit a 30-year high in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Couple this with the need to raise employees’ wages to stay competitive and your gross profit margins have probably been shrinking for a while now. While talking to customers about your increased rates may be daunting, it is an absolute […]

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How I Do It: Taking Advantage of the DoD SkillBridge Program

Each year nearly 200,000 members of the U.S. Armed Forces, stationed in over 140 military installations in the U.S. and overseas, will separate from active duty and re-enter the civilian workforce or pursue higher education. For the past two years, Environmental Management Inc. (EMI) based in Plain City, Ohio, has been able to tap into […]

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Changing the Conversation with DE&I with Sherhara Downing: Season 2, Episode 25 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 25 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Macey Wollenberg, branch manager with LandCare, talk with Sherhara Downing with Level Comm. Downing is the founder of Level Comm and specializes in creating engaging communication […]

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Business Smarts: Making Rainy Days Productive

In the lawn and landscape business, there are certain elements that are completely out of your control, such as the weather. While rainy days are inevitable, they don’t necessarily have to be a total wash of a day. Brandon Sheppard, a Weed Man multi-unit franchise owner with franchises in Virginia and Maryland, says the manner […]

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