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Our special guest this week is Jay Murray, President of LS Training Systems. As a former landscape design/build contractor Jay understands the importance of training, not just for his employees safety and welfare but for his bottom line.
Let's be honest, most contractors never seriously think about training issues until, unfortunately, something happens. Instead of thinking of this as safety training and a drain on your time and resources, think of it as equipment efficiency training and a way to make your company more profitable.
That's right. If you really think about it, you're not training your employees how to be safe your training them how to properly use your equipment so that they can be efficient, productive and profitable. You know what else? Proper training also requires your employees to understand how to take care of your equipment (ie a reduction in equipment repair costs)
You know what a great by-product of all of this equipment training is? Your employees are going to work safer.
Hmmmmm! All of a sudden safety training sounds pretty exciting doesn't it?
Our special guest this week is Adam Sokoloff, Presdient of Sunrise Signs located in Philadelphia, P.A.
Whether you have one truck or a fleet of trucks, one employee or a hundred, how you present your company to the public is critical to creating and establishing your own unique image. Too often, landscape contractors fail to be consistent with their “branding and messaging” to their clients, creating mixed messages, causing consumer confusion and ultimately lost revenue opportunities.
On tonight’s show, we are going to discuss: What is a logo and why you must have one? Is it time to update your current logo? Color definitions and what they say about your brand Brand consistency for small businesses Small brand changes that can have a huge impact on your company How car and truck wraps can help brand your fleet Special Bonus: Free 30 minute logo review and branding consultation exclusively for FD2B listeners
Tonight Cheri Stringer of TLC Gardens will discuss project management for landscape designers.
Some of the topics that Cheri will discuss include:
Business partnerships and how they made the impossible attainable
How processes elevate your business
Handling outside of your experience
The single most important key to generating consistent income from a design company perspective
everythingEHR is always on the hunt for innovative technology that aids our Behavioral Health providers. Our article on Spiritually Integrated Therapy was found by Next Step Solutions, Inc. After reading our other articles on why we care so much about this sector of healthcare, Next Step picked up the phone and made a connection with our CEO, Kristin Walker.
A visit to their corporate office in Michigan last year was yet another stop on our 2014 journey across the United States visiting EHR vendors and Behavioral Health practices. Kristin had the opportunity to meet everyone on the team and see what a software organization does that is heavy on development and light on marketing agendas. It was certainly a pleasure.
NextStep™ has developed a digital pen system and embedded artificial intelligence into their EHR. Sounds unbelievable right? A science fiction movie, maybe? We saw it action at their office and while we visited several of their clients. NextStep™ has clients across the United States using their award-winning software for behavioral health private practices, research clinics, residential programs, outpatient agencies and state hospitals. It was a pleasure to sit down with Dr. Darrin Hanna and David Ballenberger, MSW to discuss their product, their organization, and what the future holds for behavioral health technology.
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Welcome to the TechSource podcast series. Today we are speaking with Alan P. Balutis, Senior Director and Distinguished Fellow, Cisco Consulting Services, about the changing government landscape, which includes budgets, technology and acquisition.
Our special guest this week is Valerie Hufnagel, President and CEO of Hufnagel Landscape Design and Construction Group. Valerie has transformed a small, family owned landscaping company tha grossed $75,000 to a million dollar design/build business. She now manages and oversees a staff of 25 employees and subcontractors. She attributes much of her business success to several factors including; managing inventory, streamlining purchasing, computerizing accounting and scheduling and always focusing on bottom line profits. Valerie will discuss what it is like to run a successful women owned landscape design / build / maintenance business in todays environment.
Our special guest is Richard Goldstein, President and Founder of Green Meadows Landscape Contractors located in Oakland, NJ
Growing a successful landscape design/build and maintenance business is incredibly difficult. Not only do we have the traditional headaches of employees and customers, managing payroll and insurance, as well as marketing and advertising. We also have to deal with the weather, language barriers, trucks and equipment and enough governmental regulations to make you want to scream.
As all of you know, despite the insanity, the real reason that we do this type of work is, quite frankly, because we love it.
On tonight’s show, we are going to discuss:
A step by step approach to growing your business Design/Build vs. Maintenance Commercial vs. Residential Best management practices (BMP’s) Job descriptions and responsibilities The importance of a good estimating system Top quality customer service How to attract good people Special Bonus: Throughout the summer call in to the show and ask a question live on the air and you’ll receive a “free 30 day membership” to FromDesign2Build.com. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question.
Tonight on "No-Tea with Chrita and Cryss" we delve into what promises to be a hot topic....REALITY TV: How has it changed the landscape, and affected the future of television? We will also discuss the negative impact reality television has had on the image of African-American women. Has it changed the way we view our society? Join us for what promises to be an exciting and insightful discussion! (646) 668-2620, beginning at 7:00 p.m. We'll be waiting. http://ow.ly/R4zEm
Tavis Dockwiller, Principal, Viridian Landscape Studio
Tavis Dockwiller, Principal, is the guiding influence for viridian landscape studio. Viridian heals ecological systems while making beautiful places for people. Tavis recognizes place-making as integral to the basic framework of society and understanding ecological systems as key to making place. Her designs give people meaningful ways to engage with the environment – to play, learn and relax. Tavis’ work is built from an understanding of long term strategy and strengthened by client investment in design.
Viridian Landscape Studio heals ecological systems while making beautiful places for people. We deliver professional landscape architecture and ecological planning services from master planning through construction administration.
THE SHIFTING LANDSCAPE OF K12 PARTNERSHIPS: RAISING THE BAR
?We'll be talking about the increasing expectations from school districts and how private companies help ensure their success with Dreambox Learning's Dr Greg Firn, Superintendent in Residence at Dreambox and their Client Success Director Scott Harris?
Tonight we will be broadcasting LIVE from GIE+Expo in Louisville, KY at the Landscape Management booth with Steven Cesare of The Harvest Group.
Steven will discuss:
How human resources can help you minimize your risk of lawsuits The Employee Handbook The new I-9 form The three important parts of human resources and how they can help your company grow!