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Spring-Green Lawn Care Welcomes Newest Franchise Owner Aaron Knepp

Aaron Knepp Spring-Green Franchise Owner

Spring-Green Lawn Care – provider of residential and commercial lawn fertilization and weed control – is proud to announce its newest franchise owner, Aaron Knepp of AK Irrigation in Columbus, OH. Aaron Knepp, a seasoned Green Industry expert who sought to expand services to meet both his current customers’ needs and the growing market needs of Columbus and the surrounding areas. He will be offering customers a seven-application fertilization and weed control program. In addition, Knepp is excited to expand his mosquito services, aeration and seeding, as well as tree […]

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Hiring and Recruiting Trends Impacting 2018

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Your green industry company is only as good as the people who work there, which is why hiring top talent is so important. With a new year comes new hiring trends. Here’s what experts predict will be big in 2018, and how it may impact the way you hire talent this year. Apprenticeships Are Making a Comeback In 2017, President Trump praised Germany’s apprenticeship programs, stating that “the German apprenticeship model is one of the proven programs to developing a highly-skilled workforce.” Trump believes American organizations should start adopting apprenticeships […]

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4 Reasons Why a Company Should Run a Background Check on Potential Employees

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You put together the perfect job description, placed it on all the right job sites, sifted through a dozens of resumes, and conducted several interviews. Now all you have to do is extend a job offer and you will have a new employee, right? Not so fast. A person might seem like the right applicant on paper and even in person, but what do you really know about him or her? Are you sure the applicant did what was indicated on a resume or in an interview? Is there something […]

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7 Tips On How To Conduct An Employee Performance Review

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As one year ends and another begins, green industry owners have plenty to organize, plan, and start executing upon. One of the most important pieces of your 2018 plan should be your employee performance reviews. Performance reviews are a crucial element of your employee’s ability, and high-performing employees are crucial for the entire company’s success. Whether you want to improve your process or you’re completing an employee review for the first time, here’s seven tips. Perfecting and Conducting the Employee Performance Review 1. SET GOALS The first step to an […]

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4 Key Strategies for Diversifying Your Green-Industry Business

There are plenty of reasons for green industry business owners to diversify their businesses: from the need for new revenue streams to gaining recurring revenue or preparation for an eventual successful plan or other exit strategy. Whatever the reason, it makes good business sense to actively pursue growth and adaptation over the life of your business. Whatever your motivation for diversification, there are plenty of ways to tackle this important task. Here are four strategies for diversifying your green-industry business. 1. Expand your services to a new location Diversifying doesn’t […]

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6 Questions to Ask Your Accountant For A Profitable 2018

Profitable Business

One thing you can always count on is taxes. However, you want to be able to keep more of your money than giving it away. So you should take advantage of tax credits and deductions to keep more of your hard earned money in your company. And you may be able to keep more of your money when you ask your accountant key questions. Questions To Ask Accountant For a Profitable 2018 1. What new tax deductions and credits are available this year? You need to ask your accountant this […]

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Spring-Green Lawn Care Welcomes Newest Franchise Owner Bill Pfundheller

Bill Pfundheller Franchise Owner Spring-Green

Spring-Green Lawn Care is proud to announce its newest Franchise Owner, Bill Pfundheller of Professional Approach Landscape Service (PALS) in Middletown, PA. Pfundheller is proud of his family-owned business, and he appreciated the fact that Spring-Green’s vision and goals align with his. “The people here are genuine,” said Pfundheller. “We’re going to provide a personalized approach to lawn care and exceptional customer service.” Pfundheller is a seasoned lawn care expert who has been in the green industry for 30 years, doing everything from fertilizer sales to landscaping. He gained plenty […]

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Spring-Green Lawn Care Welcomes Newest Franchise Owner Steve Ward

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Spring-Green Lawn Care is proud to announce its newest Franchise Owner, Steve Ward of SJ Ward Landscapes in Longmont, CO. Ward likes to think of his diversification with Spring-Green as a long-term commitment that will provide stability for the future. “Spring-Green expands our opportunity to provide fertilization and weed control services to commercial and residential properties. At scale this business can be very profitable and provides our family recurring revenue,” said Ward, “As I prepare my business for succession planning or eventual sale adding Spring-Green simply further stabilizes our business […]

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Spring-Green Lawn Care Welcomes Newest Franchise Owner Scott Hodge

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Spring-Green Lawn Care is proud to announce its newest Franchise Owner, Scott Hodge of R&H Land Designs, Inc. in San Antonio, TX. Hodge, a long-time business owner in the green industry, is excited to diversify with Spring-Green because he knows it will give him the opportunity to take care of customers over the long run. “The beauty of providing lawn care is that it is recurring,” said Hodge, “So we’re not just building something then walking away. Now we’ll be able to help the customer by maintaining their lawn too.” […]

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When Is the Best Time to Diversify Your Green-Industry Business?

Diversification

“If you’re not growing, you’re dying.” This well-worn aphorism has been attributed to seemingly hundreds of figures: poets, actors, business leaders, motivational speakers. While we may never know who first uttered the words, they ring true nonetheless. And they can be applied to personal as well as business growth. Many businesses have learned the hard way that placing faith in one revenue stream can be fatal: Blockbuster Video, for instance, ignored the signs that streaming was the way of the future — signs Netflix capitalized on — and their brick-and-mortar […]

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