TAG: competition

ONLA holds high school olympics

November 10, 2017By

The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) hosted 250 high school students from across Ohio for the second annual Ohio High School Landscape Olympics on Nov. 2 and 3, at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (OSU ATI) in Wooster, Ohio. Ohio high schools and career centers with horticulture programs were invited to participate in the Landscape Olympics, an educational... read more

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

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