TAG: networking

Slots available for Chicago-area networking event

June 18, 2015By

Landscape industry consultant Jeffrey Scott of Jeffrey Scott Consulting will host a networking dinner for landscape company owners on July 21 at 6 p.m. in the Chicago area. The topic of discussion will be “How to retain your landscape employees and dramatically increase their productivity.” There are six slots remaining; space is limited to 18 owners. The location is Ristorante... read more

Ep. 130: Becoming a networking genius

May 14, 2015By

Kristen Edens, or Kris the Scribbler, discusses how networking can be the key to business growth. It’s not as hard as you think—and you never know where your lead of the year will come from. read more

Face to Face takeaways from 2014

December 16, 2014By

One year. Five companies. Hundreds of takeaways. With the 2014 Face to Face series drawn to a close, JP Horizons President Jim Paluch pulled together Smart Company participants for a teleconference Dec. 12 to boil down some of their top observations throughout the year. Smart Companies are the sponsors of the events. The notion for Face to Face is for... read more

Learning ‘face to face’ at Schill Grounds Management

December 5, 2014By

In September, Schill Grounds Management agreed to go under the microscope. It welcomed about 80 of its landscape industry peers and suppliers to its North Ridgeville, Ohio, facility to host a Face to Face event. The Face to Face concept, led by JP Horizons, entails a landscape company opening its doors and giving department-by-department tours of its facility to share... read more

Facebook peer group accepting members

September 18, 2014By

For landscape company owners looking to network with their peers, there’s a new outlet on an existing social media platform to do so. Adam Linnemann, president of Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping, founded the Lawn & Landscape Business Professionals private Facebook group in April as a peer group to help other professionals grow their businesses. “I started it to network... read more

How do I enrich my branding repository?

October 11, 2013By

One of the more frequent questions I hear is, “What really should be a part of a marketing plan?” Effective branding and marketing starts with a communications strategy suitable to a company’s business model. Only after distinguishing a business’s culture, clientele and services, can a company develop a fitting communications strategy—and one including messaging, content and platforms (traditional or digital).... read more