TAG: Jeffrey Scott

Growing Your Business with Jeffrey Scott: Why strategic planning fails for most landscape companies

September 11, 2019By

The hardest part of strategic planning is getting the strategy right. Without it, your planning will fail. Jeffrey Scott wants to help you avoid the main pitfalls of strategic planning for landscape firms in this month’s edition of Growing Your Business.   If you missed it, make sure to check out last month’s Growing Your Business with Jeffrey Scott: Be... read more

One landscape company’s climb back to the top

September 9, 2019By
The Todd’s Services leadership team. From left to right, Jeff Walz, Doug Murphy, Josh Robinson, Sherry LaButte-Birk, Kurt LaButte, Mark Becker and Kevin Birk. (Photo: Todd's Services)

Todd and Kurt LaButte, like many in the landscape industry, started young with a couple of push mowers, mowing neighbors’ lawns. Todd, being the older of the LaButte brothers (he was No. 5 of eight children, and Kurt was the youngest), named the company Todd’s Services. “We started in 1979, my brother and I,” Kurt LaButte says. “It was unique... read more

Jeffrey Scott hosts Design-Build Growth Summit

September 4, 2019By

About 175 industry professionals gathered in Columbus, Ohio on Aug. 27-28 for Jeffrey Scott’s inaugural Design-Build Growth Summit. The event, which was held over the course of two days, aimed to help landscaping companies grow their businesses by not only hearing from speakers including Scott, Kevin McHale, owner of McHale Landscape Design, and Brandon Lair, CEO of The Site Group,... read more

Profit Power: Incentives to gamify your business

August 28, 2019By

I work with two top-performing landscape companies, both in the $10-15 million range. Both enjoy earning high profits, and I have helped both achieve this by gamifying their business. They have turned work into a game and shown their employees how to earn incentives and bonuses by working efficiently and effectively. Company No. 1 uses open book management and companywide profit... read more

Design Build Summit with Jeffrey Scott

August 26, 2019By

Led by Jeffrey Scott, This Summit will show design/build pros how to align every aspect of their design/bid build business (branding, marketing, sales, estimating, logistics, production, staffing, compensation, customer service and after care) so that they can enjoy improved profitability, build a more “sellable” business and be home for dinner at day’s end. Jeffrey Scott, who has helped DB companies... read more

Growing Your Business with Jeffrey Scott: Be prepared to grow your landscape business fast

August 6, 2019By

Growing your landscape business fast, just like driving a fast car, are skills you must learn. If you only drive the slow roads, you will never learn the skills to be a high-speed entrepreneur. Jeffrey Scott shares business advice and how to prepare to grow your landscape business fast in this video.   If you like driving fast, Jeffrey Scott is hosting... read more