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Simple Steps to Help Increase Company Value When Exiting

By |January 31st, 2023|

“The Commercial Landscaper podcasts, by Dave Anderson and Robert Clinkenbeard, help commercial lawn and landscape owners develop a strong business mindset and rachet up their performance. I am excited to have contributed to it,” said Tom Fochtman. “The podcasts offer short weekly interviews with experts from around the world on a variety of essential topics to you help you accumulate the knowledge and power to be more effective, strategic, and competitive.”

What We Can Learn From The Playoffs

By |January 17th, 2023|

Let the playoffs “mindset” improve your lawn and landscape business. “The playoffs are a great reminder that in business we are competing all the time, in every way, against very formidable opponents” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Most people in business get that they compete for customers. But they also compete for best practices, for the most competitive mindset, for a culture that produces an advantage, for winning strategies, for technology that gives them an edge, for key employees, for new offers and products that allow them to lead, for the best use of capital, for the highest margins, for the latest knowledge, … “ For more details read the blog.

Ceibass has a new address

By |January 9th, 2023|

The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass have moved. Please change the address in your records. Thank you for attending to this matter. The new address is: Ceibass Venture Partners 5601 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. #200 Arvada, CO 80002 Happy New Year!

Move From Being an Ok Leader to an Exceptional One

By |January 9th, 2023|

Top leadership is essential to the success of a company in the lawn and landscape industry. “If you want to be a successful leader be serious and seek to improve your skills,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Exhibit humility, respect, and discipline. Avoid arrogance, hubris, ignorance, and conceit. Seek to know thyself well. And be sure to attend NALP’s Leaders Forum in Maui Feb 1-4.” For more tips on how to be an exceptional leader read the blog.

Best Wishes for 2023

By |December 28th, 2022|

"First and foremost, I wish you peace, prosperity and good health during the coming new year,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “We all see storm clouds approaching and we all pray for a soft safe landing, but what I really wish for you is the resilience and perseverance to develop an agile company that can expand and contract in a way that takes care of its customers, employees and our environment in a respectful, charitable way that maintains enterprise dignity and opens up your future possibilities.” For more best wishes, read the blog.

Happy Holidays!

By |December 21st, 2022|

As we approach the Holidays, the enterprise value specialists at Ceibass want to extend their hopes that you experience a happy and meaningful Holiday season. “May you experience the joy of family and a deep appreciation for working in the lawn and landscape industry,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “During the Holidays I hope you can declare some time to consider all the blessings that we receive as an industry – being able to work outside, create beautiful landscapes, maintain and develop healthy lawns and gardens, develop businesses that thrive and care for its customers, employee partners and our planet. So here’s to you and yours during the Holidays -- may you find some quiet time to reflect and soften your heart and appreciate the wonderful life that lawn and landscape provides.”

Tips to Enhance Your Strategic Plan

By |December 1st, 2022|

There are requirements for a good strategic plan. “As you work your strategic plan take a good hard look at yourself and your management team. Do you have the people who can be honest about your strengths and weakness?” asks Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “To plan effectively your team needs to be psychologically strong. They need to be ambitious, too. Don’t settle for mediocrity. Aim higher. Push your boundaries and do more than stretch, seek to gain a real competitive advantage. Create that unique offering … “ For more details read the blog.

Here’s to You!

By |November 22nd, 2022|

During this time of gratitude, the enterprise value specialists at Ceibass give thanks to you … the professionals in the lawn and landscape industry. “On this Thanksgiving, we give thanks to the discipline, strategic orientation, and competitiveness of the professionals we have had the privilege of working with in the lawn and landscape industry,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Professionals earn it, every day. They take great care of their customers and the team of people who work with them. They really have a heart for being in-service to others … “ For details, read the blog.

Hang Loose, NALP Leaders Forum 2023, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

By |November 15th, 2022|

Hang Loose. Make plans to attend NALP’s Leaders Forum 2023, Feb 1-4, 2023, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. “It is one of those events that gets your head out of working IN your business, and directs your attention to working ON your business,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “You’ll network with the top pros in our industry, engage with emerging talent and thought leaders, and it’s at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa Ka’anapali! Not a bad place to be in February.” For details read the blog.

Get Out and Vote, Tuesday November 8

By |November 8th, 2022|

It’s election day Tuesday November 8th and the enterprise value specialists at Ceibass are hoping that you “elect” to get out and vote. “You count. Your vote matters. Make sure you vote,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “It is a privilege of citizenship. It’s a duty and a responsibility. Make the effort. Vote.” Regardless of who you vote for the team at Ceibass hopes that you choose candidates that are respectful, civilized, kind, and honorable. For more details read the blog.