Monthly Archives: June 2019

Three Things You Should Know

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Did you know… …I am holding a contest, giving away a free ticket to my Design Build Growth Summit? It is for emerging design/build businesses owners: companies under 10 years old, under $500,000 in revenue. Pass this link on to young entrepreneurs you know who want to grow their design/build/maintenance business, and are looking for …

Free Webinar Series

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Thought Leaders in Landscape Design/Build Join Jeffrey Scott and his two successful guests as they share their experiences in growing and scaling their design-build-maintenance firms. For more information and to register, go here. July 16 – Join Jeffrey Scott and Jason Cromley, owner of the $12 million “Hidden Creek” based in Columbus, OH. Jason and …

Overcome This Obstacle to Achieve 20% Profit

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The industry average for net profit is said to be 5-6%, That is very low! Why have a business whose returns are no better than the stock market? Oddly, our industry seems more focused on the top line sales numbers than on making a good return. Even the major magazines have annual rankings (e.g. “Top …

Do you “Work Hard, Play Hard” with your employees?

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Avoiding employee (and owner) burnout is key to maintaining momentum and ending the year with strong profits. With this in mind, I want to share with you sound advice I received from a millionaire entrepreneur. It came from my grandfather, who was orphaned at the age of 13, when both his parents passed away. He …

Are You Driven? Want To Test Your Limits?

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When you grow fast, you run tight on cash and resources. That’s not fun. When you drive fast especially around a turn, your tires squeal, and you may drift sideways. That is fun…or CAN BE when you know what you are doing. To have fun, and learn about driving fast and growing fast, I am …

Where Did Exceptional Customer Service Go?

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Everyone is in a rush these days. Company leaders rarely focus on exceptional customer service any more. Yet, to differentiate your landscape “services” business, exceptional service makes all the difference. After 2008, companies started slashing overhead, competing on price, and customer service dropped out of sight. Now that the economy has picked up, many companies …