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Think Profit In 2015

Sometimes landscape companies can benefit from a good pruning. Here's a look at how downsizing can drive profit.


  Most of us take for granted that growth is good, whether it's our nation's GDP or our company's annual revenue. Just as we believe that increased domestic production indicates a healthy economy, we often use sales volume as a yardstick to measure the success of our companies.
  Unfortunately, this model doesn't always hold up in real life. More revenue doesn't necessarily mean higher profits, and it's not uncommon for fast-growing companies to realize a net loss even when sales are booming. While companies can benefit from putting growth before profits for a time, ... (Read More...)

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Grasshopper Celebrating 50 years at National Farm Machinery Show - MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. - The Grasshopper Company, an industry...

1/29/2015 - Grasshopper Celebrating 50 years at National Farm Machinery Show


MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. - The Grasshopper Company, an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial zero-turn mowers, and its parent company, Moridge Manufacturing, will celebrate 50 years of exhibiting innovative and productive equipment for the agricultural ...More

1/29/2015 - MTD Products Acquires Two Businesses


CLEVELAND, Ohio - MTD Products, the parent company of Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Columbia, Yard Machines, Remington, Arnold and other brands, has acquired two businesses to give it a bigger share in the outdoor power equipment market. Last month, MTD acquired ...More

1/29/2015 - Nation's Largest Landscape Industry Recruiting Event to Take Place in March


HERNDON, Va. - Registration is open for companies to attend the largest recruiting event in the landscape industry. Student Career Days-the National Collegiate Landscape Competition-will take place March 12-15, 2015, at North Carolina State University, ...More

1/29/2015 - Toro Recognizes California Water Agencies for Efforts in Water Conservation


RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The Toro Company, in partnership with more than 30 water districts and cities throughout the state of California, has helped water agencies reduce per capita water consumption this past year through the FreeSprinklerNozzles.com program. ...More

1/29/2015 - Weed Man of Elgin Receives Marketing Performance Award


ELGIN, Ill. - Shane Griffith, owner of Weed Man of Elgin, a local lawn care franchise, was recently honored as the recipient of the 2014 Marketing Performance Award for the category of Net Annual Sales under $750,000 at Weed Man USA's annual convention ...More


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