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Grow with Grunder: Give thanks to the people your business depends on

November 26, 2019 - By

If you’re like me, you’re glad to see November roll around every year. For those of us not in the south, our busy season is at last winding down and we finally get to catch our breath. In Ohio, where I live, the weather is usually mild enough to still enjoy some time outdoors. And then there’s Thanksgiving, hands-down the best day... read more

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Profit Power: 7 steps to achieve a self-running landscape company

November 20, 2019 - By

Staffing is a nagging issue that is slowing you down from fulfilling your true potential. This is frustrating, because you own or lead your business with the dream that it will become a profitable investment and perhaps a leading company in the industry … one that will support your dreams, goals and lifestyle! But if you can’t properly staff your... read more

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High Performance: Happily left alone

November 13, 2019 - By

Phil Harwood discusses why sometimes smaller accounts can be beneficial to pursue. They require less hands-on attention, but still contribute to profits. read more

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Put these 2 issues on your radar

November 5, 2019 - By

Two issues that should be on your radar screen are the H-2B fly-in in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13 and the new federal overtime rules that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. H-2B Fly-In Nov. 13 Last federal fiscal year, 30,000 additional H-2B visas were made available under language in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY2019 appropriation... read more

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Profit Power: Your process is costing you customers

October 23, 2019 - By

Can you recall a bad experience you’ve had with one of your vendors or sub contractors, where you loved them and their product, but you really disliked their process and how they serviced you? And when it eventually got to the point where you couldn’t tolerate it anymore, you stopped doing business with them and you likely didn’t have the... read more

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High Performance: “We’ve been low-balled,” a timeless classic

October 15, 2019 - By

“A low-baller is ruining our market!” It’s a common complaint but many times the complainant is just being out-maneuvered. Let’s look at some classic reasons why this may occur. Reason No. 1: It’s not the truth. Customers often tell contractors that their decision was based on price when it wasn’t. It’s a convenient excuse for customers to avoid an uncomfortable... read more

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