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TAG: business planning

Grow with Grunder: What does your ideal day look like?

May 2, 2022By

Marty Grunder explains why teaching your crew what an ideal day looks like can improve productivity during the busy season. read more

High Performance: How to prepare your team for transition

January 11, 2022By
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Phil Harwood shares how business owners can increase the potential for a successful transition if they're planning to leave or sell the business. read more

Communication Coach: Own your 2022 big goal

November 30, 2021By
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Goal setting should be uncomplicated. Settle on a meaningful target and go after it. Making it one that rallies a team requires thoughtful discussions and crafting a workable plan. Just remember what Dwight D. Eisenhower said:  “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.”  The plan is the byproduct of what matters most, the critical thinking and decision-making that sets up its... read more

Fall is for planting, December is for planning

December 4, 2020By
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Marty Grunder explains why the month of December can be the best time for landscape professionals to reflect on the past year and plan for the coming year. read more

Planning for 2020 and beyond

February 13, 2020By
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Where were you in 2010? Professionally? Financially? Personally? A lot has happened in 10 years. The whole world has changed. Likely, your world has changed quite a bit, as well. 2020 marks a new decade. 2030 will be here in 10 years, ready or not. Where will you be? Professionally? Financially? Personally? At this point, we’ve seen enough decades go... read more

Build value in your company

January 8, 2018By
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One of the great misunderstandings of owning a landscaping company is that it will have significant value when the business owner decides to sell it. Unfortunately, statistics don’t support that belief. Between 70 and 80 percent of all businesses don’t sell— they’re liquidated. The reason landscaping companies are liquidated so often is because they often carry little or no value... read more