Category Archives: business

34th Annual Inc. 5000 List: Who Made the Cut?

On a yearly basis, Inc. 5000 Magazine compiles a list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the United States that are privately held.  In their 34th annual list, 18 landscape and snow companies were included, which is almost double the number from 2014. Landscape Management took this a step further, and detailed these 18 companies that earned their right to be listed by Inc. 5000.  Read more to see which companies made the cut, one of which, we’re proud to say, was Noon Turf Care!

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A $1 Billion Lawn Care Company in the Making

Hot off the acquisition of Noon Brothers back in September of 2015, TruGreen has confirmed their purchase of Scotts Miracle-Gro lawn service division.  Upon buying Scotts Lawn Service, TruGreen will establish themselves as a $1 billion lawn care company, and increase their overall clientele to approximately 2.3 million.  For more details regarding this acquisition, read what Lawn & Landscape had to say, and stay in-the-know!

Creating a Successful Brand

Over the years, branding has taken a turn and become more social media driven. Building a brand today isn’t about focusing on and around a companies products or services but more providing the target audience with content that they will connect with, that will ignite an emotion and that will push them to engage on their social media accounts. Kristy Ellington shares with readers the six things brands can learn about targeting their new demographic, the Millennial generation.

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Embrace branding through social media

 

Filling Sales Jobs is Becoming Harder

In 2012 sales reps who sold tech and scientific products had a median wage which exceeded twice that of all workers, according to the Labor Department. After 2012 with the U.S economy on the rise, companies selling technology and other services are finding it incredibly hard to fill their sales positions.

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Employers are blaming a number of variables for the lack of filling positions, but one of the biggest variables is that young workers are completely uninterested in sales, viewing it as a risky and driven by competition. Another variable that is hurting employers looking to fill sales positions is that a job in sales has a huge stereotype behind it that “sales isn’t a career, either anyone can do it or you’re born into it.”

Sales organizations today are more focused around teams with lower ranking members identifying prospects and developing an early interest, a team member running through specs and demos, while a third team member focuses on the field negotiations and closing of deals.