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Business Basics: Too hot to handle? Posted on 19 Mar 2018 in the 0318 & Current Issue categories.

A growing business produces many benefits, if it’s managed properly. Growth often results in new positions, opportunities for advancement, a more stable management team, better technology utilization and more. We... Read more»

High Performance: Decision-making and the NCAA smell test Posted on 14 Mar 2018 in the Blog categories.

The committee has spoken and brackets are now complete in advance of the annual ‘March Madness’ NCAA basketball tournament. Along with the big reveal Sunday night was the predictable onslaught... Read more»

High Performance: Hey buddy, do you want to race? Posted on 14 Feb 2018 in the Blog categories.

When I was younger, I’d race anyone, anytime, for any reason. I’d race on foot, on the ice, on my bike and in my car. I may or may not... Read more»

High Performance: Enhancing the customer experience Posted on 03 Jan 2018 in the Blog categories.

We had 7 inches of fresh snow on Christmas at our home in Grand Rapids, Mich., providing a picturesque white Christmas and lots of activity for local snow and ice... Read more»

Planning for the next generation Posted on 18 Dec 2017 in the 1217 categories.

Many landscape industry businesses are expected to undergo a major transition as the baby boomer generation ages and owners seek to sell their businesses, if they are able to do... Read more»

High Performance: The power of a strategic theme Posted on 12 Dec 2017 in the Blog categories.

Like many of you, I’m thinking ahead to 2018. I’m clarifying my strategies, goals, objectives and plans. By doing so ahead of time, I’ll be able to hit the ground... Read more»