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Jeffrey Scott, MBA, author, specializes in growth and profit maximization in the Green Industry. His expertise is rooted in his personal success, growing his own company into a $10 million enterprise. Now, he facilitates the Leader’s Edge peer group for landscape business owners—members achieve a 27 percent profit increase in their first year. To learn more visit

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Growth requires ownership at all levels Posted on 12 Dec 2018 in the 1218 & Current Issue categories.

Some owners lament that they made more money when they were smaller, and they make less now. Why is that? One reason is their inability to build a strong, dynamic,... Read more»

Profit Power: It’s time to reach across the aisle Posted on 20 Nov 2018 in the Blog categories.

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving has arrived. Everyone has worked so darn hard this year. But what is Thanksgiving really about? It’s about our forefathers’ relationship with God, their... Read more»

Compete by knowing your strengths Posted on 16 Oct 2018 in the 1018 & Business Planner 2019 categories.

If you’re trying to compete with the big boys in commercial or residential, the following guidelines will help you. Commercial For commercial work, you need to be sensitive to how... Read more»

Profit Power: Partner-leadership trumps command-and-control Posted on 16 Oct 2018 in the Blog categories.

In today’s global economy, even the world of landscaping is being affected. The world has become more transparent and the rate of change has increased around us. To succeed in... Read more»

Self-worth, optimism and high margins Posted on 10 Sep 2018 in the 0918 categories.

Have you ever noticed how some salespeople are quick to give a discount? I experienced this personally when shopping for a Mother’s Day gift for my wife. She hinted that... Read more»

Profit Power: 7 responsibilities of a GM Posted on 22 Aug 2018 in the Blog categories.

Last winter, I held a full day seminar on the topic of the CEO/COO partnership, with Frank Mariani, owner of Mariani Landscape, and his COO Fred Wacker. It also featured... Read more»