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Faces of the Industry: Kristy Mathews

Kristy Mathews, owner of K&B Lawn and Landscaping based in Jacksonville, Florida, has only been working in the landscape industry for less than a year. She started her business in April 2020. Thanks to contactless payments and their work being done outside, Mathews says the pandemic has not caused any issues for the business. “Everybody’s […]

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Women in Landscape Network Virtual Networking Series Takeaways

Since August, the NALP Women in Landscape Network powered by Bayer has hosted over a dozen meetings via Zoom in conjunction with their new Virtual Networking Series. The WILN Leadership Team has worked to develop timely, relevant, and interesting offerings, and cultivate a variety of speakers and formats, including presentations by industry veterans and open […]

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Setting the Path for Sales Success with Kirk Armstrong: Episode 30 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 30th episode 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 Wollenberg, an account manager with LandCare, talk with Kirk Armstrong from Armstrong Sales Coaching. Armstrong is a graduate of […]

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Why KPI? Tracking, Understanding and Utilizing Your Numbers with Miles Kuperus: Episode 29 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 29th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape interview their fellow host, Miles Kuperus, system architect at Include Software.  Kuperus grew up in a family landscaping business, Farmside Landscaping & […]

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Individual Growth and Team Success with James Warner: Episode 28 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 28th episode 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 and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talk with James Warner, co-owner of Odd Job Larry. Warner was born and […]

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Business Smarts: Operating with Open-Book Management

Open-book management (OBM) is the philosophy that your company will perform better if you share the relevant finances of the company as a whole. By sharing this information with all your employees you can engage them more and build a loyal, informed team. “It’s a great way to make sure all your colleagues are committed […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!: Episode 27 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! Our celebrations may look a little (or a lot) different this year, but the focus on giving thanks remains. We have a new group of folks to be thankful for this year – our listeners. Thank you! Perhaps you’ll find the chance over the holiday to ‘carve’ out […]

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Level Up: Belknap Landscape Company, Inc. Is Committed to Doing Things Right

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Belknap Landscape Company, Inc., based in Gilford, New Hampshire, is currently working toward reaching the $10 million revenue mark, which they feel might be their sweet spot. “We’ve always strived to be small enough that employees […]

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Taking Chances with Confidence and Faith with Neil Bales: Episode 26 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 26th episode 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 and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talk with Neil Bales, president and COO of LandPatterns. LandPatterns is a landscape […]

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Faces of the Industry: Karen Wilkinson

Karen Wilkinson says entering the landscape industry was the greatest leap of faith she could have made for her career. She says when she was presented with the opportunity to become a leader, she was very hesitant and frankly, scared. “I found a passion and a great sense fulfillment that makes each day unique,” she […]

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