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Business Strategies Learned from Field Trip at Landscape Workshop

Landscape Workshop has been growing rapidly through strategic M&A, but there is far more to their success that attendees discovered during the NALP Field Trip to their facilities on June 11-12. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Landscape Workshop was founded in 1984 and currently serves 30 Southeastern markets. They provide commercial landscape maintenance and installation in […]

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Business Smarts: Dealing with Disagreements in the Family Business

Families are complicated and when you throw in running a business, it can make things even more challenging. However, many family-owned lawn care and landscape businesses are able to thrive because of how they handle and overcome disagreements. Check out their advice on dealing with disputes and other advice for successfully running a business with […]

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Business Smarts: Balancing Family Bonds While Running Your Landscape Company

The idea of a family business can be appealing if you’re looking for a partner you can trust but this model also comes with its own set of nuances and pitfalls to be mindful of.   “Having your own family members involved and engaged, it’s really special,” says Miles Kuperus Jr., founder and CEO of […]

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Strategic Risk Management: Exploring the Viability of Captive Insurance for Landscape Businesses

If your lawn or landscape company is operating safely and efficiently, it can be frustrating as your insurance rates continue to rise despite your lack of individual claims. One alternative to traditional insurance is to participate in a captive insurance program. In a traditional insurance model, businesses purchase policies from independent carriers, and then the […]

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A Labor of Love: Advice from Married Business Owners

Are you debating going into business with your partner? Or perhaps you’re looking for advice on how to improve your current business relationship with your spouse? Marriage is hard work, and so is running a business, but it’s not impossible. Many landscape company owners can and do run profitable organizations with their spouses. “Working alongside […]

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The Benefits and Challenges of Owning a Landscape Business with Your Spouse

Many couples love the fact they can run a landscape company with their spouse. However, this work dynamic has its own set of challenges to be aware of. “Working with your spouse within the landscape industry — or any business, for that matter — can be incredibly rewarding, but it also requires careful navigation to […]

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Three Keys to Successfully Work with Your Spouse

Running a business can be hard, but who better to partner with than your spouse? These work dynamics, when done right, can be a beautiful balance of one another’s talents. However, there are pitfalls. You can avoid some of these troubles with these three practices. Define Your Roles One of the first steps to working […]

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How I Do It: Focusing on Your Ideal Client

Everyone needs lawn and landscaping services, so technically, your business should serve everyone, right? Not necessarily. If you are looking to grow and sustain your business, at some point you need to determine who your ideal client base is and pursue them. Julie Hayes, a branch manager for Sullivan’s Landscaping & Maintenance, based in Milford, […]

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Leadership Strategies from Top Landscape and Lawn Care Executives

Who doesn’t struggle to lead a company with all the pressures that come with it? There’s never enough time to accomplish what you want in a day. So, how do landscape industry executives run their companies under pressure? Steve Bromell, CEO of Pro Cutters Lawnscapes, Inc.;  Jennifer Jorge, COO of King GREEN; Roscoe Klausing, president […]

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The 101: Elevate Your Business

By Mike McCarron, Image Works Landscaping I once heard someone say, “Every line is the perfect length if you don’t measure it.” If you’re like many business owners in our industry, you probably think you know how successful your business is or isn’t, right? But, how do you know for sure? The only way to […]

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