Monthly Archives: December 2017

12 Leaders You Should Know

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I am very excited to invite you to meet 12 industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs, that I think you should get to know. What a great way to kick off the year! Register for this 3-part Contractor Conversation Series here. Listeners can tune in live on a computer or smart device, or at a later date …

3 Golden Nuggets From Frank Mariani

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Frank Mariani and I spent 35 minutes last Friday talking about what activities he does that are critical in building a successful company. He shared some real nuggets on what he used to do when we was super small operating out of his home: activities that he still does today!  (And today he has the …

Tis The Season For Creative Budgeting

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Have you started your budget? Being too proactive can actually hurt you when it comes to budgeting, I explain on my December video (under 2 min).  It also gives you ideas on setting a minimum and maximum budget, and on developing bold moves to drive profit. Incremental growth is a lost opportunity, make 2018 planning …

Join Frank Mariani and Myself This Week

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Would you like to learn the fundamental secrets to building a high performance company? Frank Mariani, CEO of Mariani Landscape, and his most awesome COO Fred Wacker (see photo below) will be joining us on January 10th to share their secrets for creating a highly functional CEO/COO (GM) partnership, and building their leadership team, and one …

Do You Have A Super Team?

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As I wrap up the year talking and working with many landscape firms around the country, time and again I come back to a recurring theme: Does the company have the right leadership team in place to carry out the plans and dreams of the owner and company? To that end, I wrote this ground …

What Does It Take To Grow Your Business 10x?

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Meet Paul Fraynd, who (along with his strong team) grew his company Sun Valley Landscaping by 10x in a matter of a few years. He and Ashly Neneman, his General Manager, will speak to you about their CEO/GM partnership, and how this is enabling them to scale their business. You will learn how they achieved their current …