Generation Me – Taking Over In Many Ways!

Cover Photo Crop From Jean Twenge’s book, Generation Me Which generation is projected to be the largest at the end of the year (numbering just over 75 million)? Which generation makes up more than a third of the homebuyers (and is the youngest generation of buyers)? Which generation makes up more than 1 in 3 workers in America and is the largest share of the workforce? Which generation turns to social media and the internet for their ideas, inspiration and information? Which generation gets called [...]

Home Equity & The Existing Residential Market – A $6 Trillion Improvement

  Home equity in the U.S. has improved $6 trillion since the recession and 61 million people now have 25% or more in home equity.  Compare that to where we were a few years ago and we have come light years! Those are huge and impressive numbers but what does that mean to the landscaping industry? It means the existing residential market is healthy in numbers and dollars (I know I beat this to death last week but one more). Homeowner's [...]

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A Study of 14,000 Businesses Reveals How You Should Not Be Spending Your Time

In an analysis of more than 14,000 businesses, a new study finds the most valuable companies take a contrarian approach to the boss doing the selling. Who does the selling in your business? My guess is that when you’re personally involved in doing the selling, your business is a whole lot more profitable than the months when you leave the selling to others. That makes sense because you’re likely the most passionate advocate for your business. You have the most industry [...]

Hardscape Rammer Tool for Landscape Professionals

For many parts of the country landscape professionals are working on their business plans to improve their sales and more importantly their profits for next year. That often means considering new lines of services that can add more revenue to each project. This new light weight rammer video from Weber MT video caught our eye because it looked like the type of product that might be useful for landscape professionals who do patios and walkways for their residential accounts. These types [...]

Detroit Area Landscape Professional Gains ISO 9001/SN9001 Certification

Troy Clogg Landscape Associates Certified in ISO 9001/SN9001 Wixom, MI—November 24, 2015—Troy Clogg Landscape Associates, a renowned metro Detroit snow removal and landscaping company, announced today it has been certified in the ISO 9001/SN9001 standard from the Smithers Quality Assessment for superior quality management services in the snow and ice management industry. The certification is a noteworthy milestone, reflecting the company’s dedication to prioritize customer satisfaction through systematic refinement of internal processes. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certifications are awarded by [...]