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Every role matters.

Happy April! Where I live in Ohio, it’s felt like spring has taken forever and a day to get here. It’s finally starting to warm up and the sun is at last peeking out, which means successful landscaping companies are about to get very busy. This is obviously great for business, but it can also…

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A great selling organization delivers on what it sells.

Where I live, there are two grocery stores in town that are intently focused on a higher-end clientele: Whole Foods, the national chain recently acquired by Amazon, and Dorothy Lane Market (DLM), a locally owned and operated grocery that’s now celebrating its 70th year. I find these two businesses particularly interesting—and revealing—because my own landscaping…

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You can learn a lot from observing others.

This past week, Marty and members of the Grunder Landscaping Co. team spent a few days at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, held this year at Alamance Community College in Graham, North Carolina. They got to meet a number of the top horticulture and landscaping students from all over the country, and left re-energized about…

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