Monthly Archives: November 2016

Growing From $5 To $10 Million And Beyond

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During the GIE Landscape show in Louisville this fall, I led a table discussion with 9 companies at the $5 million level. We discussed the obstacles holding them back from growing to $10 million and beyond. Only one out of the nine leaders suggested that pricing was an issue. The rest of the group focused …

Giving Thanks, Giving Help

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For Thanksgiving I normally write about being thankful for everything you have in life, and for helping others in need. This year I want to thank everyone who has been there with me over the years, personally and professionally. This holiday season my family and I will be in Utah, spending time with our daughter …

The National Association of Landscape Professionals Awards of Excellence

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The National Association of Landscape Professionals announced the winners of its annual Awards of Excellence during Landscapes 2016, recognizing 131 projects for outstanding commercial and residential landscape design, installation and maintenance, as well as interior plant-scaping. I am proud to announce the following of my clients and peer group members were among the winners: Glenn …

Push Yourself Outside Your Comfort Zone

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Here are 3 quick inspirational stories of pushing the limits, in business and play: I had a busy week in Wisconsin: I took one of my peer groups to visit the manufacturing plants that build Ariens and Gravely, and we spent an hour with the CEO, Dan Ariens. When I got home I decided I …