TAG: growth

NALP nears its goal of 1,000 new members in year

March 8, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is nearing its goal of adding 1,000 new members in one fiscal year. The NALP board of directors set the goal when the association rebranded last year. With eight weeks left in the fiscal year, it’s grown by 836 members in the past year. NALP’s yearly membership growth typically hovers around 100 new members,... read more

LM150: A big jump

June 11, 2015By

Nearly half the companies on the LM150 list grew by 10 percent or more. Here’s what helped some of them surge. Overall Rank Growth Rank Company % Revenue Change from 2013 1 125 Crystal Greens Landscape 120% 2 83 Stay Green 107% 3 67 Parker Interior Plantscape 100% 4 34 Rotolo Consultants 81% 5 41 The Grounds Guys (1) 76%... read more

Ep. 130: Becoming a networking genius

May 14, 2015By

Kristen Edens, or Kris the Scribbler, discusses how networking can be the key to business growth. It’s not as hard as you think—and you never know where your lead of the year will come from. read more

A/R: The keys to the kingdom

May 8, 2015By

Cash is king, and healthy accounts receivable (A/R) makes for a sustainable kingdom that promotes an environment of profitability and growth. A business that doesn’t have control of its A/R usually will have poor cash flow and trouble meeting its expenses in a timely fashion. It’s often also a sign there are other financial issues that will hamper growth and... read more

Zero-debt growth

March 12, 2015By
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Can you grow fast and still maintain a zero-debt company? The answer is undeniably yes. But it takes time, effort and saved-up capital before your growth will accelerate. Why do contractors run debt free? They do it for peace of mind, better negotiating terms, stable home life, less money stress, personal philosophical reasons and simply because of habit. Here’s a... read more

Bruce’s View: Support growth by lowering costs

February 17, 2015By

This year may well be a breakout. Economic indicators show a faster growth rate for business, credit markets are loosening up and data point to an increase in labor market momentum. With construction spending on the rise, more robust growth in landscape maintenance services is sure to follow. For landscape contractors, an increased demand in opportunities and account activity will... read more