One outcome from our research on fast job creation was the determination of four characteristics that separate the elite 5 percent from the herd. The following represents the data with an understanding that each organization pursued these four characteristics in ways unique to them.
Writing this series is finally going to allow me to share everything I learned about management over more than three decades consulting, and holding every imaginable executive position at both large and small companies, including in the landscape industry.
Introduction – The End Game If you look hard at the business practices of the most successful companies, the elite 5% of all small businesses, you will find 4 general competencies. This is not a tale of just landscape companies, it is the story of all companies that started small and became billion dollar firms. […]
Sometimes the best ideas result from an innocent question. In a recent conversation with Gregg Wartgow at Green Industry Pros magazine he discussed their vision for the publication. They want to be the resource for the aspiring landscape companies under a million in revenue that want to grow. This represents 80% of all landscape companies, […]
Raving Fans Service is an expectation of how customers will react when doing business with you. Although business is more mundane than a sports event, the analogy works. Imagine a stadium of enthusiastic fans – all of them the perfect customer applauding your company, your team, and you for being the best in the business. […]