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  • Are you tempted to re-sell someone else’s product to boost your topline revenue? On the surface, becoming a distributor for a popular product can appear to be a simple way to grow your sales—simply find something that is already proven to be successful elsewhere and negotiate the rights to sell it in your local market. While distributing someone else’s product may be a relatively easy way to grow your topline, all that revenue growth may do little for your company’s value. A typical distribution company will be lucky to sell for 50% of one year’s revenue, whereas if you control your product or service—and the brand that embodies them—you may be able to do much better. How Nike Became One of the World’s Most Valuable CompaniesRead More...
  • The keynote speaker for the National Association of Landscape Professionals Leaders Forum this week, Daniel Levine, outlined four key trends that should shape industry offerings: Green is getting greener. Living spaces are getting smarter. Simplicity is paramount. Corporate social leadership is next. Levine, director of The Avant-Guide Institute, is a well-known expert on consumer trends.  He led participants through a series of exercises illustrating the power of addressing trends. Related posts: Never Underestimate the Power of Free Arizona’s Paramount Landscape & Maintenance Acquired by Private Investor Lawn Doctor Acquired by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners What to Expect – Key Trends for 2010
  • BrightView has acquired Marina Landscape Maintenance a large California landscape company with operations in both northern and Southern California. This marks BrightView’s first announced acquisition since the merger of The Brickman Group and The ValleyCrest Companies in mid-2014. Here is the text of the press release announcing the acquisition. PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BrightView Landscapes, LLC, the nation’s leading landscape services and snow removal company, today announced the acquisition of Marina Landscape Maintenance, Inc. Marina Landscape Maintenance employs nearly 400 people and services 200 client sites in Orange County, and the greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire and Northern California markets. Terms of the deal, which closed January 1, 2017, will not be disclosed. “This is a great addition to the BrightViewRead More...
  • Calculus Capital has invested £3m in cleantech firm Weedingtech, which is focused on replacing toxic herbicides. Weedingtech is a world leader in herbicide-free weed and moss control, and has earned multiple awards for sustainable innovation. The company was co-founded by environmental campaigner and entrepreneur Ben Goldsmith. Calculus has invested in the business in recognition of the global market potential of its patented weed-control technology, Foamstream. This uses hot water and an organic foam, with the foam acting as a thermal blanket that keeps the heat on long enough to kill the weed or moss. Increasingly, governments and regulators around the world are considering, or are already, banning the use of certain chemical herbicides amid concerns about the risks they pose to human health and theRead More...
  • Kathryn Hetzler has acquired majority interest in GreenScape, Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee.  Her ownership originated in 2013 upon the retirement of former president and CEO Frank Colvett, Sr. The Company did not publicize the change in ownership until after a lengthy transition. Frank Colvett, Sr. remains a minority owner.   Here is a link to an article about the Company and the ownership change in the Memphis Business Journal. GreenScape is a full-service landscaping and irrigation installation/maintenance contractor with many high-profile accounts. Related posts: Davey Tree CEO Talks About Employee Ownership Canopy Acquires Residential Accounts from GreenScape in North Carolina Employee Ownership Helps Drive Success in the Green Industry Cityscape Acquires GreenScape Watering System in Ottawa, Canada
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