Monthly Archives: April 2017

Partnering with Vendors

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Partnering with your vendors can help grow your business. There are different ways to approach negotiations and building relationships. What is your approach? Here are 3 different ways to look at your vendors, which fits your outlook? Commodity Provider,from whom you try to gain the lowest price possible (think: buy low, sell high) Logistics Support,helping …

Leadership Under 140 Characters

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Here is a short tip for providing focused, effective leadership when work is busy. Inc. Magazine is a great resource; last week it ran a short article on leadership that is applicable to everyone. Here is an excerpt. The magazine shared a tweet from Elon Musk: “Incredibly proud of the SpaceX team for achieving this milestone …

When Clients Leave On Price

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Every spring a certain number of your (service) clients will leave you. There are good reasons and bad reasons for clients leaving. Bad reasons If good clients are leaving over quality, then you are doing a poor job at the basics. But if good clients are leaving over price, it is worth considering what is …

Grow Your Landscape Business Workshop in Lansing, MI

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YOU ROCKED IT! Our Lansing workshop GROW YOUR LANDSCAPE BUSINESS sold out. I was so impressed by the passion and ideas that were shared. Thank you to Baldo Gucciardi, Mark Hutten, Ken Hutten, David Lammers, Mark Imrie, Leroy Ford CITYWIDE LAWN CARE LTD, CJ Perrine, Paul Schneeberger, Sam Gembel, and many more great entrepreneurs! Thanks …

Work Hard, Play Hard

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My grandfather taught me the foundation of being an entrepreneur: “work hard and play hard…but do them separately”. He built his reputation and fortune initially by cleaning septic systems (by hand), snow plowing, gardening and eventually by becoming the first gunite pool builder in Connecticut. He ingrained in us a work ethic that is both …