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TAG: Green Industry Conference

Plateau pains

December 3, 2013By

Periods of stagnation are common in business. Here’s how to reach the next level. Good businesses grow naturally, until they don’t. Many landscape company owners find their initial success stalls, leaving them struggling to break through a plateau and reach the next level. Bill Silverman, owner of Springboard Business Coaching, offered executives “The Keys to Breaking Through to the Next... read more

PLANET doles out awards to top companies at annual ceremony

November 11, 2013By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) held its PLANET Awards and AEF Recognition Ceremony, sponsored by Caterpillar and attended by 175 industry leaders, during the Green Industry Conference (GIC) in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 25. PLANET’s Awards program recognizes the best work in commercial and residential landscape design, installation and maintenance as well as interior plant work and the best in safety... read more

2013 GIE+EXPO, GIC see increased turnouts

October 30, 2013By

The 2013 GIE+EXPO brought more bustle to the Kentucky Exposition Center than years past—12 percent more, to be exact. “We’re busting out of the rafters here,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), a host of the show. In line with its 12 percent attendance growth this year, the GIE+EXPO saw increased turnout in... read more

‘PLANET Gives Back’ to Louisville, Home of the Innocents

October 24, 2013By

As part of the third annual PLANET Gives Back, held Wednesday in line with the Green Industry Conference (GIC), nearly 75 volunteers revived the grounds at Home of the Innocents, a nonprofit shelter and pediatric convalescent center in Louisville, Ky. Tasked with laying new mulch on a playground, planting around 25 trees, restoring a butterfly garden, planting cold crops in... read more

Exit planning: Choosing and navigating your route

October 11, 2013By

There are seven paths to exit your business: Sell it to an outside party. Sell it to your family. Sell it to your employees. Liquidate it. Have someone run it for you as a semi-active owner. Have someone run it for you as a passive owner. Die and let it go into your estate. No matter which of the first... read more

NHLA turns GIE+Expo into family affair

October 7, 2013By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) is offering a spouse and family tour package for the Green Industry Conference, GIE+Expo as well as a series of educational courses and events for current and prospective members. Spouse program The two-day tour program will take place Oct. 24-25, at a cost of $200 per person, and includes visits to the Jim Beam... read more