Business Planner 2018

Build a leadership super team

November 8, 2017By

Learn the three primary components you need to achieve a high-profit culture. To build your leadership super team and achieve a high-profit culture in your company, you need three key components in place and fully operational. 1. Cohesive conflict is critical. First, to build a super team, you need super leaders. Specifically, you need them in the roles of sales,... read more

Getting to know your balance sheet

November 3, 2017By

Learn what your balance sheet reveals about your business. The balance sheet is an important report in a business’ financial statements. Unfortunately, many small business owners never look at this report. Usually, it’s because they don’t understand the report or they think it doesn’t show them anything in terms of profitability. However, this is an important report for several reasons:... read more

Design an effective compensation plan

October 30, 2017By

Lessons learned from the 2017 employee compensation survey Designing effective compensation and benefits packages are paramount in contending for the best talent in today’s competitive labor market. As the economy improves, the demand for landscape services rises, requiring an increase in skilled labor. While this news is good for businesses from a company sales prospective, it creates significant challenges when... read more

Build value in your company

October 27, 2017By

One of the great misunderstandings of owning a landscaping company is that it will have significant value when the business owner decides to sell it. Unfortunately, statistics don’t support that belief. Between 70 and 80 percent of all businesses don’t sell— they’re liquidated. The reason landscaping companies are liquidated so often is because they often carry little or no value... read more

How to create a valuable internship

October 25, 2017By

With the right tools and planning, any size company can create and execute a successful student internship program. First, define what an internship or temporary position should be at your company. Traditionally, summer or seasonal work is a temporary job with no expectation other than employment and pay. A student is on par with every other employee in that he... read more

Hire the right people

October 18, 2017By and

Determine a candidate’s strengths and empower employees for success. Doesn’t every new hire result in a better crew that produces better-than-current results? Well, not really. Our experience has shown that more than half the time, a new hire doesn’t work out. However, we know that by following a hiring process, we can reduce that percentage and have happier employees that... read more