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Business Advice & Stories

Business Smarts: Growing By Connecting with Industry Peers

One of the popular benefits of joining NALP is the ability to connect with your industry peers. While it can be tempting to play things close to the vest and not open up to other lawn care or landscape companies, those who do choose to share and connect have found it extremely valuable.   “There’s […]

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How I Do It: Beating the Sunday Scaries

It’s probably happened to everyone at least once in their career. That creeping feeling of dread on Sunday as you begin to consider all of your tasks ahead of you on Monday. This sensation is dubbed the ‘Sunday scaries,’ and at Grow and Company, based in Houston, Texas, they are working to reduce this phenomenon […]

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Boosting Productivity: The Roles and Traits of an Executive Assistant

An executive assistant can be a godsend to your landscape or lawn care company if you hire the right fit and define their role well. One big question is when you should add an assistant. This is mostly a case-by-case situation. Taylor Milliken, owner and president of Milosi, based in Hendersonville, Tennessee, says it depends […]

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On the Road To Recognition: Building Brand Identity with a Cohesive Fleet

Vehicles are the face of your lawn or landscape company as your team travels from property to property. While having clean, well-maintained vehicles is mere table stakes, taking the time to think through your branding and create a cohesive look for your fleet can help leave a lasting impression with your customers and potential new […]

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How I Do It: Maintaining a Strong Employee Retention Rate

For the past three years, Myatt Landscaping & Construction, based in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, has maintained an employee retention rate of 94-95%. Why They Stay The company started tracking their retention numbers in 2017 and based on the conversations managers have had with their employees, one of the main reasons their team members stay is […]

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Evaluating the Viability of Establishing a Nursery as Part of Your Landscape Company

If you have an abundance of land on your property or if you’ve encountered issues sourcing plant material, you might have wondered at one time or another if adding a nursery is a good idea. This venture is not a cheap one, so take time to think through how this addition would serve your operation […]

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Business Smarts: Unveiling the Untapped Potential of Hiring an Executive Assistant

As a lawn care or landscape company owner, you wear many hats, especially starting out, but as you grow, hiring an executive assistant can open up your schedule to focus on the bigger picture. Reasons to Hire an Assistant Taylor Milliken, owner and president of Milosi, based in Hendersonville, Tennessee, found himself in this position […]

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A Labor of Love: Advice from Married Business Owners

Are you debating going into business with your partner? Or perhaps you’re looking for advice on how to improve your current business relationship with your spouse? Marriage is hard work, and so is running a business, but it’s not impossible. Many landscape company owners can and do run profitable organizations with their spouses. “Working alongside […]

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5 Reasons Why Manual Property Measurements Are Bad for Your Landscaping Business

Sponsored content by Shawn Prince, VP, BizDev, Attentive.ai The truth about manual property measurements in landscaping is stark: they are more than a mere inconvenience. Besides bogging down your sales team, it hinders revenue generation and costs your business far more than just time. Here, we’ll explore the top five reasons why sticking to manual […]

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The Benefits and Challenges of Owning a Landscape Business with Your Spouse

Many couples love the fact they can run a landscape company with their spouse. However, this work dynamic has its own set of challenges to be aware of. “Working with your spouse within the landscape industry — or any business, for that matter — can be incredibly rewarding, but it also requires careful navigation to […]

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