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Minimum wage rose in 21 states, 26 counties and cities Jan. 1

January 8, 2020 - By

Landscape contractors in 21 states and 26 counties and cities will see the hourly wage that they must pay their workers rise as of Jan. 1 of this year. In addition, four states and 23 local governments will increase their minimum wages sometime in 2020 after Jan. 1. With federal efforts to raise the minimum wage nationally stalled in Congress,... read more

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Profit Power: Goal setting is critical, yet difficult to get right

December 17, 2019 - By

Most lawn and landscape entrepreneurs enjoy setting personal goals. But many have a harder time setting their company’s strategic goals and helping their team set their professional goals. There’s a gap. Why does this happen? Because goal setting is easy when you are naturally driven, and the only person being pushed to perform is you. But that’s not an easily... read more

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High Performance: Year-end assessment — The 10 big questions

December 11, 2019 - By

The most successful people take time to assess how things are going and the end of a year is the perfect time for such an assessment. There are 10 big questions to be answered in this year-end assessment. Did you achieve your goals for the year? Some of us are good at developing goals and reviewing these goals periodically, while... read more

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Researchers hope new shot will prevent Lyme disease

December 3, 2019 - By

As an occupation, landscape contracting employees run one of the highest risks for getting Lyme disease. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identifies landscape workers as being among the 10 highest risk occupations due to their work in and around prime deer tick habitats. Help may be on the Way Recently, scientists from the publicly funded nonprofit... read more

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Grow with Grunder: Give thanks to the people your business depends on

November 26, 2019 - By

If you’re like me, you’re glad to see November roll around every year. For those of us not in the south, our busy season is at last winding down and we finally get to catch our breath. In Ohio, where I live, the weather is usually mild enough to still enjoy some time outdoors. And then there’s Thanksgiving, hands-down the best day... read more

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Profit Power: 7 steps to achieve a self-running landscape company

November 20, 2019 - By

Staffing is a nagging issue that is slowing you down from fulfilling your true potential. This is frustrating, because you own or lead your business with the dream that it will become a profitable investment and perhaps a leading company in the industry … one that will support your dreams, goals and lifestyle! But if you can’t properly staff your... read more

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