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How I Do It

Why Employees Should Come Before Customers

A common misconception of being an owner or manager is that “you have made it” and it’s all smooth sailing from here on out. However, this is actually when the work has just begun. As a leader in your organization, this is a responsibility, not a privilege, and you must learn to put your employees […]

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Level Up: Clean Scapes Landscaping Doesn’t Limit Itself

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Ivan Giraldo doesn’t like to think in limits. “I don’t envision an ideal size, per se,” he says. “I believe size can increase as long as we can keep providing good service, give employees a good […]

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Lessons Learned from Working with Your Spouse/Significant Other

The Women in Landscape Network (WILN) is currently hosting the NALP WILN Virtual Networking Series, which is free to both NALP members and non-members. The series covers a number of timely, relevant topics in a variety of formats. In a recent session titled Together 24/7: Working with Your Spouse/Significant Other, Claire and Charlie Goldman led […]

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How One Company Made $159K During COVID-19

In the webinar hosted by Jack Jostes, CEO of Ramblin Jackson Inc., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, he conducted a case study of how one company was able to earn over $159,000 this year during COVID-19. To view the full webinar, click here. Green Side Up Landscaping, based in Richmond, Virginia, is run by Craig Attkisson. […]

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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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Level Up: Fine Earth Landscape Inc.’s Commitment to Customer Service Helps with Natural Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Fine Earth Landscape Inc., based in Poolesville, Maryland, has grown bigger than president Joel Hafner, LIC, ever thought he would reach. Since exceeding his expectations, he says the company has continued to naturally grow. Fine Earth […]

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The Growth Handbook

Have you thought about how to grow your business? Is there a right way to go about growth? Considering this is one of the most-searched-for business topics on the internet — and entire books are dedicated to it — there’s no simple answer. But we’re diving into the services and strategies used by some successful […]

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Family Businesses: Working Better Together

Many landscaping companies say they are family-focused or treat their employees like family, but what is it like to work with actual family members? These five companies share their experience of working with relatives and the lessons they’ve learned over the years keeping the business running with their kin. Stephen Hillenmeyer, CEO of Hillenmeyer Landscape […]

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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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Augmenting Fleets with Robotic Mowers

When robotic mowers were first presented to the market, many landscapers couldn’t imagine they would be playing a major role in their business, but as years have passed more landscape maintenance and lawn care companies are adopting the autonomous mowers. Some have added this new tool in the toolbox due to the ongoing labor shortage. […]

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