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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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Joe Theismann Closes Out ELEVATE 2022

During ELEVATE’s closing Main Stage session, former Super Bowl-winning NFL quarterback Joe Theismann spoke to attendees about how to win despite challenges with anecdotes about his life as a football player and as an entrepreneur. He challenged landscape professionals to determine their own definition of success and to help others. “True success comes when you […]

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Reflecting on the Year: Pros Share their Thoughts on 2021 and 2022

There’s not much time left in 2021, but there is still an opportunity to reflect on the year. This certainly wasn’t a dull year. 2021 marks the second year of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, which created a number of challenges with the labor market and the supply chain. There were also significant weather events […]

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coronavirus preparedness tips

5 Coronavirus Preparedness Tips for Your Landscape Company

Worried about flu and other illnesses like the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading at your company? Think you should have a plan in place to encourage healthy habits and discourage the spread of the illness? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some coronavirus preparedness tips for employers. Since COVID-19 is a new disease and there […]

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Make Your Company a Talent Magnet

Becoming a destination company that attracts the best employees involves the mastery of seven key areas. Why is it that some landscaping companies have an easier time attracting talent? Yes, they typically pay more than their market’s going rate. But the real key is that they have become places where good people want to work. […]

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3 Ways to Reduce the Impact of Non-Billable Time

Article Author Mike Eisenhuth of LandOpt and NALP Consultant Member It’s no secret – businesses that know their costs and keep them in check perform better over the long term. These businesses remain solvent and competitive in the marketplace, in large part owing to the proactive, mindful stance they take toward cost management. It seems like […]

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