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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

Government Affairs: Stay up to date on immigration law

July 1, 2019By

President Trump has made immigration enforcement the centerpiece of his administration. This enforcement thrust has increased the pressure on the landscape contracting industry to be vigilant in following federal rules regarding employee work authorization documentation. The landscape contracting industry has one of the highest proportions of unauthorized foreign workers in its workforce at 21 percent in 2014, according to the... read more

Tip sheets

September 24, 2018By

LANDSCAPES 2018 Attendee Tip Sheets | PDF Downloads   Social Media: Beyond the Basics Making Your Post POP! Multimedia + SEO for Boosting Engagement                     For more information, contact Bethany Chambers at bchambers@northcoastmedia.net.   read more

Leading: 3 things a leader can adjust to keep the business on course

September 25, 2017By

I’ve kept this picture on the corner of my desk for quite a few years. It serves as a daily reminder to me, and to those who come meet with me, that it’s necessary for us to continually make adjustments to reach desired goals. The art of sailing teaches that concept in a most tactile way! I suppose that’s one... read more