Editorial Advisory Board: July 2017

July 11, 2017 -  By

What advice do you have for companies looking to “scale up?”

Landscape Pros

Richard Bare
Arbor-Nomics Turf
Norcross, Ga.

Be sure to have actual capital in the bank or a good line of credit to fall back on. Plus, do you have the people capital you need? Many businesses hurt their reputations by torrid growth that involves poor service to existing clients and turns into a huge negative.

Adam Linnemann
Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping
Columbia, Ill.

Make sure you know your numbers very well first. You need to be certain on your cost of doing business and what your market can bare. Use a software program to have a robust company budget that keeps you on track.

Jerry McKay
McKay Landscape Lighting
Omaha, Neb.

Recruit top talent. Without good people you are building a house of cards.

Industry Consultants

Kevin Kehoe
3PG Consulting
Laguna, Calif.

The primary constraint to profitable growth is a standard, consistent and efficient set of workflow processes and procedures.

Phil Harwood
Pro-Motion Consulting
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Consider the design of your organizational structure. Does it support scalable growth?

Frank Ross
3PG Consulting
Alpharetta, Ga.

Make sure you have an information system to help guide the way!

Jeffrey Scott
Jeffrey Scott Inc!
Trumbull, Conn.

Be prepared to lead and manage from a much higher level.

Jody Shilan
FromDesign2Build.com
Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Take your time and think long term.

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