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Is your company at risk?

March 19, 2018By

Employee drug abuse can threaten your bottom line in many ways. Higher absenteeism. Lower productivity. Costly accidents that spark customer lawsuits. Employers are facing a greater risk than ever from a growing culture of impairment that shows no signs of tapering off any time soon. “We are seeing a real uptick in the number of employees testing positive for drug... read more

Second time around

February 22, 2018By

As he was selling Detroit-area lawn care company Masters Green to Trugreen in 2008, Paul Wagner said he felt like he was losing an old friend. In no time, he started laying the groundwork for his next venture, Fit Turf, because he wasn’t ready to retire, and lawn care wasn’t not going to be a part of his life. “I... read more

Words of wisdom from the LM Growth Summit

February 5, 2018By

Words of wisdom from the consultants and association professionals who supported LM Growth Summit attendees as experts. “Exit planning is a key phrase right now. Only about 50 percent of this room is going to leave their business willingly. It doesn’t matter if you think you’re going to retire in six months or in 25 years, you still should have... read more

Geared up for growth

January 22, 2018By

Entrepreneur, coach, author and speaker Andy Bailey kicked off his keynote session at the LM Growth Summit with a quote credited to legendary NFL coach Tom Landry: “A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so that you may become what you have always known... read more

Highlights from the 2017 LM Growth Summit

January 22, 2018By

1. Turfco reps demonstrate their equipment in the Outdoor Demo area at Reunion Resort. 2. Seven industry experts, including NALP’s Bob Mann (right), address Summit attendees during a breakfast panel discussion. 3. Some attendees enjoyed an afternoon golf tourney on Reunion’s Palmer course. 4. Kent Kohn of Pro-Motion Consulting and attorney Kara Youngblood offer their expert advice on growth strategy... read more

How LCOs are working to achieve their growth goals for 2018

January 22, 2018By

At the LM Growth Summit, three lawn care operators discussed their growth goals for 2018. Here are some of the ways they’re expanding. TV and radio: Rodney Creech, owner of Lawn Plus in West Alexandria, Ohio, invests his sales and marketing dollars in TV and radio ads to help get his company’s name out. “We cover 12 different counties in... read more