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Webinar: What is Marketing Automation and Why Should I Use It?

 

Automation software helps you expedite your sales and marketing processes such as sending scheduled emails, posting on social media, or sending internal notifications. 

If you've looked into automating some parts of your sales and marketing streams, you've probably found [...]

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Five Things That Will Change The Way We Do Business

 

Do you remember what life was like without your smartphone?  Yet this technology did not exist 15 years ago.  In my business lifetime I have witnessed several significant innovations that changed the way I worked… the copier (yes I am that old), the computer, the laptop, [...]

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Hiring and Retaining Young Professionals in the Lawn and Landscape Industry

Nobody is surprised about the lack of labor pool available to the landscape industry. Many companies are struggling to recruit, hire, pay well, and provide benefits to the up and coming candidates who are seemingly over-educated to fill these physically demanding jobs.

On top [...]

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What's New at GIE and LANDSCAPES 2018?

The GIE+EXPO is the largest green industry event in the United States.  It is held every October in Louisville, Kentucky.

More than 24,000 participants will attend this year continuing a strong tradition of suppliers, manufacturers and contractors getting together to make the [...]

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Start With The Customer To Get Technology Right

Landscapers love their toys.

 

They have a special affection for “iron,” the vehicles, equipment, and tools of the trade.

 

In addition to making work more efficient, all of that collectively speaks to the strength of the organization.

 

Nowadays, technology has become [...]

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The Magic of January 1st Software Changes

 

If someone were to ask you the best time to implement new software, what would you say?

You might like the vast majority of business owners answer January 1st.  And that wouldn't be wrong....  years ago.

But today that's no longer really true.  January 1 marks the beginning [...]

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Top Mobile Apps for Landscape Contractors

 

The landscaping and snow management industries are always "on the go". Salespeople, production teams, and managers are in the field on job sites. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have allowed these people to take their work with them and operate remotely [...]

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Change Your Game

The way you play the game of business drives your growth and profits.  And when you play the game the right way you build TRUST.   Without trust, you have little hope of long term success with customers or employees.

For YOUR customer… Trust is knowing someone will pick up [...]

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Crew Mobile Software for the Field

At some time in the future you will be adopting an electronic crew management and tracking application.

 

The reasons are simple and important.  First, the application will reduce the administrative work required to manage payroll.  Second, the application will reduce [...]

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Should I Design My Own Landscape Management Software?

This is a question many companies consider.  Whether designing a custom system from the code up to the user interface (UI), or "customizing" a system by linking together different applications, they will do so for several reasons.

Why Design Your Own?

You're a large company 

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