Many of us are so busy casting as wide a net as we can to find new leads that we overlook those that are right in front of us. In this week’s Great Idea, Marty share how one job led to several more for Grunder Landscaping Co. and what you can do in the off-season to set yourself up for success at sales next year.
With October nearly here and the demands of summer winding down, now is a great time to take a look back at what you’ve accomplished so far this year and where you hope to finish. We take the time to do this at Grunder Landscaping Co. because it’s our last big chance to fix what we can for the season and to set ourselves up for success in the new year.
Quality work and effective branding and marketing can help you stand out from the competition, but don’t make the mistake of thinking those are the sole factors that determine your company’s image. n this week’s Great Idea, Marty shares what he recently witnessed a competitor doing, why it can cost you customers, and how to train your teams to represent your company well, on the clock and off.
There are few guarantees in business, but at least one thing is for certain: At one time or another you will lose a key team member—whether it’s to another company or industry, to retirement or another life change, or to firing—and how you prepare for this and respond to it can make all the difference.
In other words, have a plan. Here are four steps to getting there.
If you think you’re always the smartest person in the room, you’ll greatly limit the growth of your company.
If, on the other hand, you’re humble enough to admit what you don’t know and confident enough to listen to others who challenge your way of thinking, you’ll build a culture and a company that’s open to change and improvement.
Grunder Landscaping Co. is by no means perfect, but they are exceptionally organized, and nearly everyone who goes through their shop remarks on it. There truly is a place for everything, and everything is in its place. Here Marty gives you a peek inside their set-up and into what being organized can do for your bottom line: