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How to Stick to Your Business New Year’s Resolutions

2021 is right around the corner and many are eager to leave 2020 far behind. With this new year comes a fresh start and the opportunity to set new resolutions. Often New Year’s resolutions are mocked since after the first few weeks of January, they have already been forgotten or abandoned. However, this doesn’t have […]

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Landscaping Businesses Can Now Invest in Google’s Local Service Ads

Online lead generation for landscaping businesses has reached a new peak. For those planning next season’s marketing strategy, Google has added landscape service categories to its Local Service Ads program! Local Service Ads (LSA) are triggered when a consumer searches for a local service on Google. These are the paid ads showing up to three […]

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Business Smarts: Franchising as a Form of Growth

If you are wanting to grow your business, franchising your operations is one route to consider. This is a path that calls for careful consideration but can be the right fit for your company if it lines up with your goals. Questions to Ask There are many questions you need to ask to determine if […]

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Inside Interiorscaping During COVID-19

Lawn care and landscaping were deemed an essential service early on during the pandemic, but the niche interior plantscaping has faced its own challenges due to its indoor nature. While working outside has been seen as a low-risk activity, concerns over having too many people together inside has caused companies to shift to full-time remote […]

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Take Your Company to the Next Level with EOS

Linda Norman, owner of Unleashed Solutions, LLC, recently covered in a webinar how companies can implement the holistic business framework known as the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). EOS provides businesses with a complete set of simple tools and a roadmap to improve your business processes. This system is what Rossen Landscape uses at their company […]

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Takeaways from On Tour with Rossen Landscape

Rossen Landscape’s visionary/CEO Jeff Rossen and Integrator/COO Jason Navon recently shared some of the inner workings of their company during the virtual On Tour event. To view the whole On Tour Video, click here. Rossen Landscape is a $5 million firm specializing in high-end residential design and construction. They strengthen their reputation and earn loyal […]

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Business Smarts: Busting the Myths about Overtime

It’s a commonly held belief that overtime is bad for business and is only a sign of being inefficient. However, when used strategically, it can help increase profits and mitigate labor issues. “It’s not bad in itself,” says Ed Laflamme, LIC, a partner with The Harvest Group. “It’s bad because people are taking on so […]

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Benchmarking for Improved Profit

As an owner, it’s your job to become a data scientist and learn how to manage your landscape business like any other business: by the correct numbers and benchmarks. This will allow you to become a successful investor in your own business! Start by getting a handle on these seven benchmarks: 1. Five-year trends. The […]

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Level Up: StayGreen Lawn Services Shares How It Became a Million-Dollar Company in Two Years

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. StayGreen Lawn Services, based in Chicopee, Massachusetts, has only been in business since 2018 but in that time, it has grown to an annual revenue of $1.3 million. Owner Mark Kelbacher plans to grow his company […]

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Survey Says…Lawn Care Companies Fairing Better in the COVID-19 Economy

Navigating business challenges isn’t easy for any company this spring, but as an industry, we are doing a lot better than many others. NALP surveyed landscape industry companies, the week of April 6, to learn how COVID-19 is affecting their business (and also to learn how we can provide the best resources to help weather […]

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