Professional Development

Top 3 Ways Landscape Business Owners Can Overcome Weaknesses

Everyone has weaknesses. If we were all born with all the strengths necessary to run a successful business, we wouldn’t have any daily struggles, revenue and profit would be through the roof and customers would be beating down our doors. Life is about balance; and while we all have our strengths, we must overcome weaknesses […]

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The Workforce Shortage is Real … Here’s How the Landscape Industry Plans to Cope

Last week, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, through the Industry Growth Initiative, held a Workforce Development and Recruitment Summit at its office in Fairfax, Virginia, to address the industry’s workforce shortage. Approximately 50 attendees from major regional green industry associations, as well as experts from other major industries attended the event, sharing their respective […]

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How to Better Manage Negative Customer Reviews

One negative customer review can lose a company 22 percent of its business, according to marketing firm Moz. What’s worse is that four negative customer reviews can chase away 70 percent of potential clients. Those are not positive statistics for any small business, including lawn and landscape companies. Despite the fact that online reviews are […]

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Tech Tip: Forsythia and Crabgrass

Spring is upon us, finally, and our lawns are slowly beginning to wake up from their long winter’s nap.  It seems like twenty minutes has elapsed from the time the last snow bank melted to when you get the first phone call from a customer telling you that the forsythia is blooming and if you […]

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CEO’s Unplugged Panel Announced for Leaders Forum

For the second year in a row, Leaders Forum is holding a CEOs Unplugged session. CEOs Unplugged gives you the chance to ask some of the most successful landscape CEOs questions in a relaxed, informal and conversational environment. Learn a little about this year’s CEO panel below. Please share!

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Top CEO's Featured at LANDSCAPES 2017

We are excited to bring together some of the most successful CEO’s in the industry at LANDSCAPES 2017. On October 20th, 2017 we will be holding a power session called “CEO’s Unplugged” from 9:45am- 11:15am where attendees will have the chance to ask questions to top CEO’s from three specialties. These three specialties include Lawn […]

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ALCA Awards Legacy Continues

I love history and I love old photos, so coming across a scrapbook from the association’s past was really fun! ALCA, which merged with PLCAA to eventually become the National Association of Landscape Professionals, was the group that originated our national awards program. There was a spouses’ program for the wives of the members, called […]

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Blazing a Two-Way Trail

Both Tom Heaviland and Michael Kravitsky, IV have been NALP Trailblazers for 15 years or more. During that time, they’ve collectively mentored at least 25 people, owners of large and small companies alike who represent nearly every segment of the lawn and landscape industry.  The two trailblazers share many of the same thoughts, not the […]

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What You Need to Know to Stay Certified

If you took the next step in your personal and professional growth path by earning the Landscape Industry Certified designation or other industry certifications, you’re to be applauded for your initiative and achievement. Like you, I found that pursuing certification was a challenge but well worth the effort. I have been rewarded many times over […]

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