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About Phil Harwood

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Harwood is a Managing Partner with Pro-Motion Consulting. Reach him at Phil@GrowTheBench.com. He is a Landscape Industry Certified Manager, NALP Trailblazer, NALP Consultant, and Certified Snow Professional. Harwood holds a BA in Marketing and Executive MBA with Honors from Michigan State University, where he was recently nominated Alumnus of the Decade.

Posts by Phil Harwood

Business Insider: The importance of strategic planning for equipment and technology Posted on 19 Sep 2022 in the 0922 & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Adopting new equipment and technology can involve significant changes in operational processes. Phil Harwood offers tips to make changes more seamlessly. Read more»

The importance of asking the right questions when it comes to hiring Posted on 07 Sep 2022 in the Blog categories.

Phil Harwood shares why operations need to look within to devise the best recruitment and onboarding processes for new hires. Read more»

Snow Strategy: Review your scope of work in snow contracts Posted on 23 Aug 2022 in the 0822 & From the Magazine & Snow+Ice Management categories.

Phil Harwood explains how a clear scope of work section may result in a longer contract, but it may also result in a better relationship with your customer. Read more»

High Performance: The true value of giving back Posted on 09 Aug 2022 in the Blog categories.

Phil Harwood shares the value of giving back, whether through volunteering your industry services to those in need or through other ways and means. Read more»

High Performance: Is it time to close the pool? Posted on 12 Jul 2022 in the Blog categories.

Phil Harwood asks landscape business owners to take a close look at services provided to identify areas to eliminate due to a lack of labor. Read more»

Business Insider: Consider the family behind the family business Posted on 06 Jul 2022 in the 0622 & Business & From the Magazine categories.

Phil Harwood takes a look at family-owned businesses and how the family behind the business deserves as much attention as the business itself. Read more»