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The Edge Magazine

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Boosting Your Business: How Adding Franchises Can Grow Your Revenue

It’s natural to want to grow your business, and frustrating when you are hitting a ceiling. Adding a franchise is one option to help overcome this issue and to scale your company up. “Adding a franchise will boost company revenue significantly if the owner follows the systems and policies in place,” says Josh Wise, CEO […]

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Building Your Team: The Benefits of Becoming an ESOP

Employee Stock Ownership Plans, better known as ESOPs, have been around since the 1950s as a way to transition the ownership of a business to its employees. An ESOP gives workers ownership interest in the company in the form of shares of stock. When these employees leave or retire, they are paid for the cash […]

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Faces of the Industry: Xochitl Lopez

Xochitl Lopez, recruitment and engagement manager at EarthWorks, Inc., based in Lillian, Texas, has been in the landscape industry for about six years now. Lopez’s background is in interior design, and she originally worked at Michaels stores before deciding to join EarthWorks in 2016. “When I worked with Michaels stores, I didn’t have any background […]

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Navigating Your Financial Future

No one can ever be certain what the next year will bring for their business, but when you talk to landscape professionals about 2023, majority of them are cautiously optimistic. While they know they’ll deal with a number of challenges, such as labor, supply chain issues and looming concerns of a recession, business owners are […]

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The Agronomist: Reviewing the Year’s Successes and Failures

It’s been a long, hard season, hasn’t it? Every year it’s something: last year, it was armyworms eating half of the lawns in America; this year, for most of us, it simply did not rain. Will it be a plague of locusts next year? Who knows? On the one hand, the challenges we face in […]

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Meet Nick Brummel, the 2022 Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Growing up, Nick Brummel wanted to get to Kansas City Royals games early, not to watch batting practice, but to see the grounds crew get the field ready. Now his company, Brummel Lawn & Landscape LLC, based in Blue Springs, Missouri, helps by caring for the landscaping at professional sports stadiums. Brummel’s work growing his […]

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Meet Pam Dooley, 2022’s Woman Leader of the Year

Pam Dooley is a well-known figure in the industry and this year she has been named NALP’s Woman Leader of the Year for her innovation and desire to lead by example. “Being a beacon for other women in the industry that are coming in and just seeing the shift and the arrival of so many […]

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Innovator Series: What The Future Holds for Landscaping Maintenance Companies

Sponsored Content The process of doing takeoffs has witnessed a sea change over time. In the past, it was common for business developers with years of experience to just eyeball a property and arrive at an estimate. This served as the cornerstone of our proposals. It soon became apparent, however, that this process can be […]

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Building Your Team: Planning Parties with Purpose

If there’s one thing the show “The Office” got right, it’s that you need a party planning committee to pull off a successful company party. While anyone can throw a party, it takes actual planning to make sure the events you host are well attended and worth the effort. Company parties are an opportunity to […]

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Boosting Your Business: Taking Your Snow Services to the Next Level

If you are in a market with consistent snowfall, you might have added snow removal services initially as a way to keep your crews on over the winter months. However, as the rest of your business grows, you might be looking for ways to take your snow side to the next level. There are a […]

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