When deployed right, digital technology can dramatically improve your team’s ability to communicate with each other and your clients, to operate efficiently, and to find and keep talented people—especially younger folks.
Recently, I was conducting an onsite consultation for a landscaping company whose owner had an ambitious vision for his business. He thought they were doing okay but he knew he could accomplish so much more if only his team were more engaged and invested in the company’s success.
Sound familiar? I hear this a lot. And every time I do, I ask the owner what it is he or she is doing to foster and drive that engagement.
Without a doubt, one of the most common questions we get at The Grow Group from the landscape pros we work with is What numbers should I be looking at?
This discussion invariably leads to the need for a financial and efficiency dashboard, a central location with meaningful data points from which you can run your whole company and always have a pulse on how well you’re doing.
We can’t grow our companies without hiring and nurturing young people, and without being open to their ideas and insights. I was reminded of this again this week when I headed out to Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City to spend some time sharing what I know about our industry with the students in their top-notch horticulture program. As much as I hope I helped them, they helped me to see the challenges we’re facing at Grunder Landscaping in new ways:
Earlier this week The Grow Group touched down in Denver, CO, to spend a few days gearing up for our GROW! 2019 Annual Conference in February. This time around we’ll be going behind the scenes of Lifescape Colorado, a leading Denver landscaping company that CEO Michael Hupf and his team have grown from $3 million to $15 million in annual revenue.