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Compete by measuring your team’s stability

March 18, 2019By and
Measuring tape (Photo: iStock.com/Alexander Bedrin)

Every week we hear the same issue from our clients: “We can’t find team members.” Some questions come to mind when we hear this comment. Why can’t you find them? How can you be competitive if you can’t find them? How much time have you spent looking, or haven’t you? Where are you looking? Is this your top issue at... read more

Compete by knowing your strengths

February 11, 2019By
Scale (illustration: istock.com/skegbydave)

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 the large commercial management firms operate. They have a sophisticated approach to decision making. It’s different from an owner/operator of a strip mall. You need to find out: At what level... read more

Compete by building a committed team

January 7, 2019By
Rugby huddle (Photo: iStock.com/jacoblund)

Most people think of golf when they think of a sport in Scotland. As a kid growing up in Edinburgh, it was the grass rugby pitch that defined my lifelong appreciation for resilience. Over years of debate about which football game is tougher, runs faster or plays harder, I’m here to tell you, rugby is totally hard core. From Sunday... read more

Doing the right things will set you free

November 5, 2018By
Pros and cons list (Photo: iStock.com/masterSergeant)

At Envisor, we have the privilege to work with landscape companies across the country. We are typically engaged as consultants to help our clients increase sales, increase profits, improve quality of life or a combination of all three. Our process is to help business owners identify their picture of success in business and in life and compare it to where... read more

Compete by engaging your employees

November 2, 2018By
Engagement dial (illustration: iStock.com/boygovideo)

They say competition brings out the best in people. Is that true? In my experience, it’s not. There are other factors at play. If you want to compete to win, you should understand these factors. First and foremost, it’s important to recognize that people who are highly engaged in their employment situations are more likely to be interested or motivated... read more

Big Picture: Serene seclusion

November 2, 2018By
Pendennis Mount Residence arched water features (Photo: Michael Prokopchak)

Location: Annapolis, Md. Company: Walnut Hill Landscape Co. The clients asked for a private space that would lend itself well to outdoor entertaining and also feature a dining area, spa, swimming pool, cabana and an outdoor kitchen. They also requested plants that would offer optimal spring and fall interest. The site presented a challenge due to the relatively small space—roughly... read more