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Setting Your Potential for Profitability with Tommy Lather: Season 3: Episode 11 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 11 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape, Neal Glatt with GrowTheBench and Macey Robinson with LandCare talk to Tommy Lather, founder of Takeoff Monkey. Lather has worked in the landscape construction world since he was eligible for a work permit at the age […]

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Business Smarts: How Landscape Companies Are Preparing for Potential Recession

While no one can know for sure what will happen with the economy over the next few years, landscape companies are not resting on their laurels. Despite having some of the best years of business recently, many are taking the necessary precautions to ensure their companies can weather the potential recession. Raising Prices With inflation […]

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How I Do It: Cultivating a Successful Company Culture

In 2017, Ideal Landscape Group, based in St. Louis, Missouri, really started putting effort into cultivating their company culture. Their efforts to create a better culture paid off as this year they were named one of the 2022 Top Workplaces in St. Louis by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. To be considered for this list an […]

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WILN Takeover – Mentorships!: Season 3: Episode 10 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 10 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, members of the NALP Women in Landscape Network (WILN) took over the podcast. Jenny Girard with RM Landscape and Stephanie Leveling with the Integra Group hosted this week’s podcast. Girard earned her associate degree in science and mathematics before moving on to […]

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Business Smarts: Lawn and Landscape Companies Share Thoughts About Recession Predictions

Talk of a possible recession is a major topic in the news cycle right now. From rampant inflation to continued supply chain woes, the general attitude about the economy has been quite negative. What remains to be seen is if a recession is actually coming in the near future. Curtis Dubay, chief economist in the […]

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The Future of Battery-Powered Equipment with Paul Beblowski: Season 3: Episode 9 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 9 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Brett Lemcke of R.M. Landscape and Neal Glatt with GrowTheBench talk with Paul Beblowski, senior product manager with STIHL. As a product manager, Paul Beblowski oversees product development for STIHL professional battery products and energy management in the United States. He […]

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Business Smarts: Keys to Implementing Business Software

As you are growing your lawn care or landscape company, eventually, there will come a time when it is imperative to add business software to help with your efficiency. “When a business gets a certain size, there is no way for a person, or people, to remember everything needed to make the business work as […]

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Faces of the Industry: Gail Reinhart

Finding her career in the landscape industry was a process of trial and error for Gail Reinhart. She grew up on a 500-acre farm and was an athlete in high school, but after she graduated, she had no idea what she wanted to do next. She tried college for a semester before going into the […]

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Business Smarts: Reviewing Snow Contracts

In the sweltering heat of July, snow is probably the last thing on your mind, but now is the time to be reviewing your snow and ice management contracts if you haven’t already. “You should be looking at all of your agreements annually for routine analysis of where you stand on the efficacy of the […]

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REPLAY: Putting in the Time and $$: A Commitment to Continuing Education with Palmer Higgins

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Palmer Higgins, CEO of Mainely Grass, a New England lawn care company. Higgins first entered the landscaping and lawn care […]

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