This past December, I celebrated forty years in the green industry. This milestone has brought a culmination of memories to my mind. It has also brought forth many thoughts on what has worked – and not worked – during my career. For this article, I would like to share one of my company’s greatest successes, […]
Albert Einstein has it right with his famous quote’ Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. At the best-of-times the average person is exposed to copious amounts of information, data and complexity on a day-to-day basis. We are deluged with information from our employee, bosses, co-workers, social media channels, our smartphones, […]
Innovation, Strategy, and driving Accountability for our clients is our goal for helping them build reachable short-term goals and sustainable long-term success. My firm was founded on the advice that a mentor once told me and now is the advise we convey to our clients on a regular basis; to be successful you need […]
One commonality that I’ve noticed among the many companies I interact with is that what is important in business is really not important. What I mean is; many business owners simply focus on what’s is in front of them and that is often the next sale not the ‘big picture’. Personally and professionally, I […]
Because you are a small business – hire people who are achievement driven, who have your drive to get things done. Second expand how you see the company and make it a force in the local community. One or two small projects you can showcase is essential to grab the attention of the 20-30 population. Last – look for attitude, not skills. You can train skills, attitude is a long term project. Hire people that will appreciate what they learn. If you can’t keep them, and you won’t keep the good ones – they will become competitors, establish a reputation for growing great landscapers. One last thought – where are you on employee ownership? What if you had a reputation for giving great employees a piece of the action. Might the good ones stay?