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LM 2014 Industry Pulse report
Industry Pulse The results are in: The LM Industry Pulse report reveals 2014 was a win—with strong profits and an average growth rate of 17 percent. Check out an industry overview, including labor, costs and customer reports.
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Landscape Live! logo Ep. 109: Making sales fun
Kirk Gibson, sales manager of Bobcat and Doosan, discusses selling professionally, the “projection is perception” theory and the sales process. Listen now!
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Photo: Porch Porch launches iOS 8 app, unveils Porch Booking Beta
Porch.com launched the Porch App for iPhone and iPod touch, its first-ever mobile offering. Learn more about the three ways the app allows users to connect with landscape professionals. >>More
Salespeople-on-demand Systemization symposium slated for Jan. 26-28
Salespeople-On-Demand is hosting its first-ever Business Systemization Symposium Jan. 26-28 at The Conference Center at Waltham Woods near Boston. See who will be speaking at the event. >>More
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Bayer Bayer closes deal on DuPont assets
On Dec. 1, Bayer CropScience completed its acquisition of certain DuPont crop protection and land management assets in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Find out how this will affect the companies and put a headstart on Bayer's growth ambitions. >>More
>Hummel & Co. merges with Turf Diagnostics
>Study shows 60 percent of T&O professionals favor neonics
>Tree-Shock system safely wards off wildlife
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Schill Learning ‘face to face’ at Schill event
In September, Schill Grounds Management welcomed about 80 of its landscape industry peers and suppliers to its North Ridgeville, Ohio, facility to host a Face to Face event. See a slideshow and learn more about this educational event. >>More
>Grasshopper earns ‘2014 Company of the Year’
>CLCA schedules certification tests for 2015
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Photo: Hitachi Hitachi rolls out Dash-5 wheeled excavators
Hitachi released its next generation of wheeled excavators—the ZX190W-5 and ZX230W-5. Find out more about the models' power mode buttons, enhanced monitors and centralized remote oil/fuel filters. >>More
>FX Luminaire releases updated wall light
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Photo: sprinklertrimmer.com HeadsUp Sprinkler Trimmer debuts at Irrigation Show
Al Helinski debuted his flagship product, the HeadsUp Sprinkler Trimmer, at the 2014 Irrigation Show & Education Conference. Discover more about this product, which allows landscape professionals to trim around sprinklers without getting soaked. >>More
>McCrometer launches CONNECT TrendView app
>Munro snags specialty product award at Irrigation Show
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ICE MANAGEMENT
CEAttachments How Winter Services uses systems to drive growth
Jay Felton and Fritz Frazier of Winter Services explain their secret to maintaining the business while they're away: a system journal. Find out how the duo manages to maintain 20 full-time employees and 500 seasonal employees by using a systemized process. >>More
>Sno-Motion slated for July
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and Green Industry leaders
Photo: iStockPhoto.com Video: The Post-it note strategy
Your company’s annual goals should be so succinct they fit on a Post-it note, says Jeffrey Scott. Watch this video to learn the difference between goals and strategies and to find out how to assure your company achieves its strategy this coming year. >>More
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