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Industry Insights: See How Other Industry Companies Performed in 2023

The outlook for 2024 is optimistic with 64 percent of landscape professionals polled expecting to see increased profitability. NALP surveyed member contractor companies in November 2023 and received responses from 328 businesses across the country. Of those participants, 69% said they either met their budget goals or were within 1-9% above or below their profitability […]

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Five Hot Hardscape Design Trends for 2024

The desire for outdoor living spaces that serve as an additional room for homeowners is not dying down, but the hardscaping that serves as the foundation for these areas is evolving. Although customers are scaling back the size of their hardscaping budgets moving forward, you can still close deals by offering payment plans or financing. […]

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Where Exhibitors See the Future of the Landscape Industry

The future isn’t set in stone, but it is something that many ELEVATE exhibitors think about and prepare for. Knowing where the industry and consumer demand are trending can help you set your lawn or landscape company up for better success. If you want to see the cutting edge when it comes to technology, robotics, […]

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Marketing and Customer Service Trends for 2023

Since the pandemic, customers are more willing to engage with brands over social and messaging channels. It’s also made them impatient and more likely to prioritize convenience over price. Check out some of the rising trends predicted for 2023 when it comes to customer service and marketing. Augment Customer Service with Chatbots According to the […]

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Business Texting Trends for 2023

Texting has been around for over 25 years now, and for many people, it is the preferred form of communication. Naturally, some businesses have started messaging their customers professionally as an organization. If you’ve been considering adding business texting to your communication channels with customers, check out some of the survey results Text Request gathered […]

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This Year’s LANDSCAPES Schedule Is Packed With Cutting-Edge Strategies

If you’re like us, you’ve probably missed attending in-person events. If you’re wanting to catch up on the latest trends, don’t miss out on all LANDSCAPES has to offer this year in Louisville, Kentucky on Oct. 19-22. Opening General Session To kick things off, Kaihan Krippendorff, author of Outthink the Competition, will share a systematic […]

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