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Profit Power: Best practices for staying calm, cool and collected during the busy season

April 13, 2021 - By

Jeffrey Scott shares what landscape company owners can do to stay calm, cool and collected as they embark on the busy spring season. read more

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High Performance: How to avoid desperation recruiting

April 6, 2021 - By

“Desperation recruiting” is when companies act impulsively, and sometimes unethically, to recruit out of sheer desperation. At its worst, it involves “stealing” people from a competitor’s job site. This type of recruiting appears every spring but increases in occurrence whenever the labor supply has substantially dried up. The rationalization behind desperation recruiting is that the end justifies the means and/or... read more

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Communication Coach: How to protect your company with response plans

March 30, 2021 - By

Business growth is a good thing, but only if you are prepared. If you were to land the contract or client of your dreams, could you handle it? In every industry there are variables. This can be the weather, available financing, recruiting the right talent, training and retaining them and having a clean safety record. All of these factors weigh... read more

Grow with Grunder: How Grunder Landscaping Co. gives job offers on the spot

March 23, 2021 - By

It’s starting to feel like spring in Dayton, Ohio, and at Grunder Landscaping Co. our season is off to a strong start. We’ve known since December that one of our biggest priorities would be finding the team members we need to have a successful 2021, and have been working hard to recruit since the year began. As we interview candidates... read more

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Profit Power: 100 days to sell

March 19, 2021 - By

There is an expression in the landscape industry that refers to the season as “100 days of hell.” While it is humorous, it also sets the wrong tone. I like the following upbeat expression better: 100 days to sell. Spring is here, and it’s time to sell, sell, sell. Last week, Paul Reder (who came up with this expression) and... read more

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High Performance: Hiring the ‘right’ people

March 9, 2021 - By

Phil Harwood explains how keeping company culture top of mind when hiring can help people find the "right" people and their "right" place on the bus. read more

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