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Researchers hope new shot will prevent Lyme disease

December 3, 2019By

As an occupation, landscape contracting employees run one of the highest risks for getting Lyme disease. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identifies landscape workers as being among the 10 highest risk occupations due to their work in and around prime deer tick habitats. Help may be on the Way Recently, scientists from the publicly funded nonprofit... read more

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

November 26, 2019By

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

High Performance: Happily left alone

November 13, 2019By

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

Grow with Grunder: When you lose a key team member

September 25, 2019By

There are few guarantees in business, but at least one thing is for certain: At one time or another you will lose a key team member — whether it’s to another company or industry, to retirement or another life change, or to firing — and how you prepare for this and respond to it can make all the difference.  In... read more

Profit Power: The communication growth engine — 6 keys to communication success

September 16, 2019By
Photo: Jeffrey Scott

Last week I met with Jason Cromley, president of Hidden Creek Landscaping — we visited his facility during our Design Build Growth Summit. He shared with the 175 people who attended (the Design Build Growth Summit) how his company communicates with its clientele as a process of meeting and exceeding expectations. When you heard the extent of their communication, it... read more

High Performance: Is recruiting a challenge or an existential threat?

September 11, 2019By

Recruiting has never been more difficult than it is today, and companies are spending more than ever to recruit people. Some are even questioning the long-term viability of their companies as they suffer through a prolonged labor shortage that appears to have no end. We have a growing and aging population, creating more demand for services but with fewer available... read more