TAG: competition

Growing Your Business with Jeffrey Scott: Competition is Great—When You Harness it!

August 3, 2017By

Competition is great for your business, when you harness it and use it to motivate you and your employees every day to make the right decisions. read more

Ep. 139: The 4 Ps of Differentiation

August 6, 2015By

In all highly competitive industries, there are companies that somehow overcome all odds to rise above the competition. What is different about them and how can you become the company that leads your market in profitability, customer loyalty and employee retention? Ken Thomas, co-founder of Envisor Consulting, believes the formula for success is in understanding and delivering the “4 P’s... read more

Keeping score of operations

June 17, 2015By

Something magical happens when you keep score. Without any other changes, performance improves. It’s truly an amazing phenomenon. However, when we stop to think about it, the impact of keeping score on results shouldn’t be all that surprising. All of us want to know how we’re doing compared to our peers and competitors, even if we’re not highly competitive by... read more

65 teams compete at 2015 PLANET Student Career Days

March 24, 2015By

In its 39th year, the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days drew 800 students to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., last week. Sixty-five teams, including three National FFA Organization high school teams, participated in 27 individual and team competitions. The events included, among others, tree climbing, hardscape installation, wood construction, plant identification, sales presentation, exterior/interior design, irrigation... read more

Public voting underway for 2015 Design Challenge

February 10, 2015By

Returning for a second year, the Come Alive Outside Design Challenge tweaked its judging process this year, allowing the public to cast its votes online until Feb. 19. The Design Challenge creates the opportunity for college, high school, elementary and preschool students to work together with landscape professionals to design and build engaging outdoor learning environments at schools and childcare... read more

2015 PLANET SCD to descend on NCSU March 12–15

January 29, 2015By

Registration is open for landscaping companies to attend Student Career Days (SCD), scheduled for March 12–15 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. Hosted by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), SCD brings together approximately 850 horticulture and landscape students from more than 65 schools to test their skills in real-world, competitive events and to interview with companies at the... read more