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LM EAB: January 2021

January 19, 2021 -  By
Editorial Advisory Board graphic (Graphic: LM Staff)

Editorial Advisory Board graphic (Graphic: LM Staff)

What’s one lesson you’re taking from 2020 into 2021?

Landscape Professionals

Richard Bare
Arbor-Nomics Turf
Norcross, Ga.

“My parents were young adults (15), at the beginning of the Great Depression, so their lifetime values were greatly influenced by that historical event. Their takeaway? Get out of debt, be frugal and don’t waste anything. Treat every day like it’s your last, and trust God. Lastly, this too shall pass, and we might be better off.”

Troy Clogg
Troy Clogg Landscape Associates
Wixom, Mich.

“Most of us are so blessed. It is our responsibility as leaders in our businesses, families and communities to remind ourselves and those who look to us for reassurance that most of us are incredibly blessed and should focus daily on how we can serve others. We are all here to give, to care, to be empathetic and for those of us with a shared vision for our businesses.”

Paul Fraynd
Sun Valley Landscaping
Omaha, Neb.

“In times of crisis or uncertainty, be kind, especially to yourself.”

Industry Consultants

Marty Grunder
The Grow Group
Dayton, Ohio

“If my landscaping company and the countless ones we work with can make a business work during a pandemic, we can do a lot more without all these obstacles to success in the future. I am very bullish on 2021.”

Phil Harwood
Grow the Bench
Grand Rapids, Mich.

“Place a higher value on spending time with friends and family. No more taking it for granted that there will always be an opportunity to do so.”

Kevin Kehoe
3PG Consulting
Laguna, Calif.

“Building and creating customer and employee loyalty through service excellence.”

Jeffrey Scott
Jeffrey Scott Consulting
New Orleans, La.

“1) Having back up plans for abrupt disruptions and ‘black swan’ events before they happen is critical to business continuity. 2) A culture of flexibility, innovation and empowered decision-making will help you in the future. 3) Get ahead of the technology curve; it will set you up for the future.”

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