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Boosting Productivity: The Roles and Traits of an Executive Assistant

An executive assistant can be a godsend to your landscape or lawn care company if you hire the right fit and define their role well. One big question is when you should add an assistant. This is mostly a case-by-case situation. Taylor Milliken, owner and president of Milosi, based in Hendersonville, Tennessee, says it depends […]

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Business Smarts: Unveiling the Untapped Potential of Hiring an Executive Assistant

As a lawn care or landscape company owner, you wear many hats, especially starting out, but as you grow, hiring an executive assistant can open up your schedule to focus on the bigger picture. Reasons to Hire an Assistant Taylor Milliken, owner and president of Milosi, based in Hendersonville, Tennessee, found himself in this position […]

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UTVs: The Workhorse of the Landscape Industry

Versatility and productivity are two ideal traits when it comes to equipment in the landscape industry and UTVs are able to deliver on both. “I think more and more landscape professionals are seeing the benefits of having a UTV in their fleet,” says Maureen McCormack, go-to-market manager for Gator Utility Vehicles for John Deere. “They […]

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Business Smarts: Five Ways to Improve Efficiency

Operational efficiency can benefit your company in multiple ways. By streamlining your processes, you can eliminate time-consuming tasks, concentrate on your profit centers and save money. Being more efficient can also protect your team from burnout and create a more enjoyable place to work as well. Check out some of the different methods to keep […]

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Business Smarts: Productivity Hacks from the Pros

Productivity is a major focus for lawn and landscape businesses as there is limited time in the season to get certain tasks done. However, as a leader, your individual productivity can suffer for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s handling unexpected fires or being pulled into unplanned phone calls or meetings, your limited time can […]

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Business Smarts: Making Rainy Days Productive

In the lawn and landscape business, there are certain elements that are completely out of your control, such as the weather. While rainy days are inevitable, they don’t necessarily have to be a total wash of a day. Brandon Sheppard, a Weed Man multi-unit franchise owner with franchises in Virginia and Maryland, says the manner […]

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The Agronomist: Productivity Tips for More Efficient Mornings

It’s spring! Finally, the birds are singing, the forsythia is blooming, the lawns are greening up and the phone is ringing off the hook. It’s go time in the lawn care business! But why does it seem as though your day is a repeat of one of those dreams where you can’t move? You have lots […]

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Tips for Staying Productive While Working From Home

Prior to COVID-19, working remotely was a setup that was more common in the tech field, rather than landscaping, but as company owners strive to stay open during this period of self-isolation, remote work has become the new norm If you or your staff is new to working remote, here are some tips on how […]

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How To Simplify Project Collaboration

In this time of new media augmented reality, it is easy to go gaga over what technology can do for you.  Before you know it, you are so wrapped up in a loop of systems you forget the basics that got you here, namely, the venerable to-do list. The to-do list has always been the […]

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