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The Missing Piece: Crafting a Dynamic Company Culture

“Every company, community, institution, family and society has a culture,” says Paul Fraynd, co-owner of Sun Valley Landscaping, based in Omaha, Nebraska. “It starts anytime two people enter a room together.” The question is – do you want to be intentional about your company culture or let it happen on a whim? “I would ask: […]

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Staying Ahead of the Curve

There are numerous elements of the lawn and landscape business that are out of your control, but how ambitious you are when it comes to innovation is one aspect that you can manage. Monitoring what new products and software are available, what the economy is doing and what future sustainable practices to implement can all […]

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2024 and Beyond

Not sure what 2024 will bring in terms of recession and consumer confidence levels, laws and regulations that impact that industry or even extreme weather? Our experts read the tea leaves to help you prepare. The Economy You only have to skim recent headlines to see the constant coverage of an impending slowdown or a […]

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A Spotlight on Industry Stars

From synergy in acquisitions, safety, strategic growth or sustainability, these industry companies are stand-outs. Synergy Star Since Mariani Landscape decided to be the best residential landscape company in the world with their “family of family companies” in December 2020, they have added 12 family-owned companies to their organization. They also created the Mariani Premier Group […]

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Broaden Your Inspiration Horizons: Think Outside the Box

From excellent customer service to workplace cultures that foster creativity, innovation and sustainability, top brands use unique strategies to embody their mission. Provide Customer Service Like Chick-Fil-A Just like how there are dozens of fast food choices to pick from, your clients have lots of options when it comes to who they want to mow […]

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Are You Ready for ELEVATE Round 2?

Attendees for the inaugural ELEVATE conference and expo had an overwhelmingly positive experience, with 97% saying they left with new ideas, insights and concrete takeaways. This year’s ELEVATE will take place in Dallas, Texas, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center on Sept. 10-13. This event provides the opportunity to hear from top industry […]

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Technology & Culture: Shaping the Future of Landscaping

The landscaping industry is undergoing a significant transformation with the integration of technology, a new approach to work culture and a move towards environmentally friendly practices. These changes are making a positive impact on businesses and generating engagement among the next generation. Powered by Technology The impact of technology on the landscaping industry is increasingly […]

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The Shift from Gas to Battery

The decision to transition from gas to battery-powered equipment is a significant choice. This change provides various benefits but also requires a concerted effort to be implemented effectively. For businesses like BrightView, based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and Serpico, based in Hayward, California, their decision to transition to battery power is driven by who they […]

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What’s Your Story?

Everyone has a story. Your company’s story and how you decide to communicate it can help attract loyal customers and new employees. Especially in the lawn and landscape industry, where there is a lot of competition, your story can help differentiate you from others in your market. You might think you have a story that […]

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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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