April 11, 2010

Thinking Like Owners – Understanding the Big Picture

How much more efficient could your company be if you had 3 more people thinking like owners rather than like employees?
April 3, 2010

The Challenges of Building Business Systems

For small businesses one of the most difficult challenges to overcome is creating roles and responsibilities for all staff. The responsibilities must outline who does what, when, where, why at what speed and quality. This applies to Sales…Administration….Operations. This article will offer some examples of how process can be used to improve staff performance in all areas of your business.
April 1, 2010

How to Overcome your People Challenges

People are the key ingredient to your work AND your company. Learning to manage and overcome people challenges will create new opportunities for EVERYONE in the company: a happier workplace, improved wages and lifestyles, and a greater sense of 'team' at work.
April 1, 2010

Identifying Challenges to Change

By identifying obstacles to change we can slowly work on making improvements to our business. It’s like building a puzzle – you start with chaos and eventually move to order. You can grow your business for sure…….but the question is are you becoming a better run business, and how quickly is this change happening if at all?
April 1, 2010

Laying the Foundation for Profitable Projects and Eliminating Waste: The Design

In this post, we'll take a look at the first step in creating a foundation for repeatable, profitable design build project management and execution. This post will focus on step one: the design.
March 10, 2010

Fix People Problems with a Great Orientation Process

Starting new employees off on the right foot will benefit them AND your company. A small investment of time and effort up front will pay long-term dividends in productivity, safety and culture.
February 14, 2010

Where Did My Profit Go?

Increase your company's bottom line by fixing the way your company adds profit to its estimates.
February 14, 2010

The Danger of Recovering Equipment Costs as Overhead

Recovering field equipment costs as overhead is a dangerous practice for landscape contractors. To find out how this practice can hurt sales and profits, read on...
February 10, 2010

Cold Weather Precautions

Cold weather requires unique precautions to keep machines and people working safely.