Category Archives: Growth Tips

The difference between “pretty good” and the best

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Last week I was speaking with a group of achievement-minded contractors about their year end results. I found that some of owners had companies that were performing to the industry average, and others were performing stunningly well. I call these exceptional owners High Profit Leaders. What’s the difference between the best and those that performing …

Look who’s attending the “Effective CEO/COO Partnerships” conference

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Below is a list of attendees. Common sense says that if you haven’t registered yet, you don’t plan on attending this conference on The Power of Collaborative Leadership. That’s too bad, because this is perhaps the best opportunity to upgrade your role as CEO/GM, and help your key leaders develop their roles and improve performance. …

Are you a loyal leader?

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Are your employees, clients and neighbors loyal to you and your company? My father taught me a lesson years ago that really stuck with me, that will help you grow their loyalty. Here is a very short video to explain how to create loyalty by helping others overcome adversity. It is a good message for …

Final 2 Webinars of the Season

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This Tuesday you can listen/watch the final installment of “Webinars With Thought Leaders.” It is free, my holiday gift to you. DECEMBER 4th, 1PM EST Transitioning from Operator to Owner With special guest, Mike La Rosa, President, La Rosa Landscape Company, Cedarburg, WI Register here. And this very special ad-hoc live video interview…. DECEMBER 14th, …

Fast Growth of a Residential Business

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Meet Michael Hommel, President of Denver-based Designs By Sundown, who grew his residential design-build-maintenance firm from zero to $25 million. I will be interviewing him on Friday, Dec 14, at 1pm. Register for this free webinar here, where we will discuss growth strategies for scaling landscape businesses. Jeffrey and Michael will both share their experiences. …

The True Meaning of Thanksgiving

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Before the festivities begin let me ask you a question to ponder: What is true meaning of Thanksgiving?? For some it is about your relationship to God, for others it is about friends and family. And for many it is summarized in the folklore of the Native Americans helping out our pilgrim forefathers, but… Do …

You Missed This Great Interview

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Because of the recent bad weather, or in case you simply missed it, here is a recording of the 30 minute webinar interview I held on Friday with Teddy Russell, CEO of the 30 million Russell Landscape Group in GA. It received rave reviews! He shared the secret to their growth from $3 million up …

Webinar Friday – You are invited

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Join Teddy Russell and Jeffrey Scott as they discuss growth strategies for midsize and large companies. Tomorrow/Friday at 1pm ET. Register here. Teddy’s Bio: Teddy Russell (President) of Russell Landscape Group. Owner of an innovative, commercial landscape business, headquartered in Norcross, GA. Over the past 30 years the firm has grown to $30 million and …

Nice Guys Finish First

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Have you heard of the book, “Nice Guys Finish Last”, by Leo Durocher? He got it wrong, here’s why: Over the past few months I have spent time with three leaders in the landscape industry, visiting their large new facilities in Texas, Colorado and Georgia, strolling through their grounds, listening to stories of what they …

Two Great Webinars – You are invited

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Next week you can attend at no charge two great webinars, that I am holding with industry leaders. There is no charge to join in. ARE YOU BUILDING A HIGH END BRAND? Tuesday, Nov 13, 1pm, with Pam Dooley of Plants Creative, from Decatur, GA. We will discuss how to create and build and maintain …