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Accelerating a better future for outdoor service professionals

How to Leverage the Power of Digital for Your Landscaping or Lawn-Care Company

In today’s digital era, if your company doesn’t have an online presence, it is as good as being non-existent. With the whole world on the internet, it is time to put your landscaping or lawn-care company on the map.93% of business purchase decisions start with an online search, while 97% of consumers go online to…
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Hiring for Your Landscaping or Lawn Care Business? 5 Tips to Hire Like a Pro

According to this survey, 43% of landscaping contractors and lawn care operators in North America stated that a shortage of quality labor was a major challenge. Meanwhile, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, the unemployment rate fell to a record low of 3.5%. Put simply, there are enough jobs to be…
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Dwindling Water Availability: How it Affects Your Landscaping Business

Water is one of the most important resources for any landscaping business. You need it every step of the way to maintain a lush and beautiful landscape. This is why dwindling water availability across the country could be a huge threat for landscaping businesses. Combined with erratic weather, rising temperatures, and dry seasons, it could…
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Anatomy of Great Customer Service For Landscaping Companies

How many times have you heard the phrase ‘customer is the king’? We’re just going to go one step further and say ‘customer service’ is KING. Great brands are built on great customer service. Happy customers mean a thriving business, and the landscaping industry is no different. Customer service is one of the major differentiators,…
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Work From Home for Early-Stage Startups: the Good, the Bad & the Beautiful

As I sit down with my morning coffee in the corner of my bedroom, patting my potted plants while going over the notes for a meeting; I can’t help but wonder how our work has changed in this pandemic. During the past 1.5 years, it has been extremely interesting to watch people around me adjust…
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How to Choose the Right Pricing Strategy for Your Landscaping & Lawn-Care Business

One of the biggest challenges commercial landscaping businesses face is identifying the best way to price their services. Many make the mistake of prioritizing how they sell rather than how customers buy their products or services. As important as pricing may seem, it might not be the top consideration for a customer when they are…
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Automation Revolution in the Landscaping Industry

“Perhaps we should all stop for a moment and focus not only on making our AI better and more successful but also on the benefit of humanity.” Stephen Hawking (2017).  The benefit of humanity should come first. Not capital or technology. At the end of the day, the purpose of any technology like AI that…
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Our Four Year Journey

On this day, four years ago, we started on a journey. Our mission took time to solidify and has evolved over time and is now fairly clear: Helping Outdoor Services Businesses grow, by democratizing access to technology. I want to share my takeaways from this wonderful four-year-long journey. I want it to inspire people to…
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7 Things Exceptional Leaders Do Differently

There is no dearth of leadership tactics, articles, and leadership coaches on the internet, how is this going to be any different?  This is not your average ‘How to Be a Good Leader’ article. What we intend to show you is what separates a “good leader” from an “Exceptional” one. The best way to learn…
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5 Most Important Things to do if You’ve Just Started Your Snow Management Business

Do you operate your landscaping or lawn care maintenance business round the clock for months? But then winters bring in the snow and you’re left facing a lull period? Well, it’s time to make the most out of winters by building a thriving snow business. Most residential and commercial landscaping businesses witness a dip in…
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