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Meet NALP’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Neil Bales of LandPatterns

Before Neil Bales became NALP’s 2020 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, he was following in his older brother’s footsteps at the prospect of working together. Though his brother eventually went into ministry, Bales says he knew he’d found home in the green industry. Most of all, he’s been inspired by the people—including not only clients […]

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Employee Issue of the Week: Increase Awareness to Boost Safe Operations

If you walk into the lobby at Raimondi Horticultural Group, in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, you instantly spot the National Association of Landscape Professionals Safety Recognition Awards it won for safe operations. They are on display for all to see. Raimondi’s CEO and president Chris Raimondi says the awards are a visible reminder to employees that […]

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Set Goals in 2019–and Reach Them–With These 5 Tactics

Setting goals for the new year is a fairly typical practice. A new year is a new chapter, a chance to start fresh and place some positive targets out there that you want to hit. Maybe you want to grow your landscape business to a certain level or add a new service or streamline your […]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Become Landscape Industry Certified

Trying to figure out how becoming landscape industry certified can positively impact your bottom line? That may be tough to quantify. But more commercial and government accounts demand certified landscape industry professionals take care of their properties, so becoming certified can be a competitive advantage for a landscape professional, which can win you the job […]

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Improve Culture, Solve Labor Problems

As a business coach at Aileron, one of the biggest pain points Phillip Stoller hears from companies he works with is, “I can’t get enough talent.” “This seems to be a growing trend in the labor market, compounded by strong growth in job creation and job vacancies in the upper tiers of management left by retiring […]

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Overcome These 5 Common Business Fears

There is something extremely powerful about facing and overcoming your fears. And there’s no better day to talk about that than on Halloween. As a way to find some balance in my very creative, but also very busy and deadline-driven life as a content provider for landscape professionals, as well as a wife and mother […]

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NALP Markets Landscape Industry Careers to 68,000

A sea of blue jackets stretched throughout the Indiana Convention Center Oct. 24-26 and into the streets of downtown Indianapolis, as the Future Farmers of America (FFA) hosted the world’s largest annual student gathering, including more than 500 scheduled events, and a large expo with over 400 exhibitors and vendors. This year’s event again saw […]

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5 Ways to Boost Teamwork and Productivity in Your Landscape Business

Sports teams might have great, extremely skilled individual players, but the only way they win is when they play together. The same is true for teams within landscape businesses. Unfortunately, many landscape employees don’t feel like they are part of a team because the organizations they work for aren’t doing anything to intentionally develop teamwork. […]

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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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What Will the Landscape Company of the Future Look Like?

There are three kinds of thinking: inside the box, outside the box and no box. This according to Michael Hostetler, who specializes in teaching strategy, decision-making, leadership, innovation and change management in the MBA program at Cornell University. He spoke at the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ Leadership Academy, conducted in partnership with Cornell University’s […]

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