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Monthly Archives: January 2017

5 Signs Your Green Business is Ready to Grow

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As a green industry business owner, your day is probably already quite full with managing customer expectations, coordinating employees and staying on top of all the little issues that crop up day-to-day. While you know you need to think about growing your business at some point, the timing may never seem quite right. How can you know when you and your lawn care business are ready to take things to the next level? Here are the five signs your green industry business is ready to grow. 1. You can’t handle […]

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Spring-Green Lawn Care Named Among Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500


The company is honored to once again be listed among the world’s very best franchise systems. Spring-Green Lawn Care is proud to announce that for the second year in a row it has been included in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 listing, the first and most comprehensive franchise ranking. This is the 38th list Entrepreneur has compiled of the top franchise opportunities. “It is an honor for Spring-Green to be listed yet again in the Franchise 500,” said James Young, president, Spring-Green Lawn Care. “We are aware that a great deal […]

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Green Businesses—5 Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

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Hiring mistakes happen, and those errors can be costly. As a green business owner, your focus is on maximizing your profitability to create a strong and sustainable business with real financial stability. A key component of your efforts is finding (and keeping!) qualified employees. You can improve your chances by avoiding these following five common hiring mistakes. 1. Rushing the hiring process. When your needs ramp up, particularly during the busy spring season, it is easy to rush into a hiring decision. However, doing so is often where issues arise. […]

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2017 Lawn Care Outlook

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One of the keys to a profitable 2017 for green business owners is engagement with your current customers, while you continue to court new customers, particularly millennials. Recognizing changing consumer demands, particularly when it comes to regulations, will have a big impact in the year ahead. Millennials have different values and see the world as a much more precarious of a place that needs protecting. As a result, green industry business owners need to be more sustainable in your program offerings and in the products you use. Role of regulations […]

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Spring-Green Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

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Spring-Green Lawn Care is proud to announce that 2017 marks the company’s 40th year in business. Tom Hofer, chairman, shared his thoughts on this significant milestone, “As one of the first Spring-Green franchise owners, I’m proud to see what we all have accomplished in our first 40 years.” Another milestone for Spring-Green is that it has exceeded $50 million in annual franchise system revenue this year. CEO Ted Hofer said, “It is nice to achieve this milestone, but we have a long way to go to reach our goals. Our […]

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State of the Lawn Care Industry

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Confidence in the lawn care industry was riding high in 2016, according to the latest Lawn & Landscape State of the Industry report. More than 8,600 people answered the survey, which indicated how the mood of the industry has shifted, dramatically, since 2011. Just five years ago, 20 percent of the respondents said they were not confident the industry would experience any growth the next year. Only 2 percent of those surveyed in 2016 had the same negative outlook for 2017. What else does the study have to share about […]

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