Don’t underestimate the importance of shared values in a merger or acquisition. “Shared values can encompass aspects such as company culture, ethics, goals, social responsibility, and commitment to employees, customers, and stakeholders,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “The benefits include such things as easier integration, synergy realization, cultural compatibility, increased trust and cooperation, enhanced reputation, long-term stability and ...” For more details read the blog.
It’s springtime and a great time to plant the seeds for a thriving company culture. “A healthy culture leads to increased employee satisfaction and loyalty, which directly affects productivity and customer service. When your team feels valued and enjoys their workplace, they will go the extra mile to satisfy your clients,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. For more details read the blog.
There is a way to fight climate change and it’s right from your backyard. “Well maintained lawns help us breathe easier, lessen flooding, keep us cooler, reduce carbon dioxide and increase home values,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “During National Lawn Care Month get the truth out about lawns. Inform the communities you serve about the benefits of well-maintained lawns.” For details read the blog.
“One of the key differences we notice between highly valued and commonly valued lawn and landscape companies is the company’s approach towards obligations,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Some companies shun them or try to avoid them. Others reluctantly tolerate them. But the top companies accept them, welcome them, and seek them out -- they take on obligations with eagerness to produce value and competitive advantage.” For details read the blog.
The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass love this time of year as two seemingly unrelated events begin at the around the same time —the springtime surge in lawn and landscape activity and the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. “Delight in the madness,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Spring is in the air. Business is blooming and booming. Revenues are revving up. Upsets are emerging. Cinderellas are being born. Life is good. Enjoy.” For details read the blog.
Discover the top young talent in the green industry. “Similar to the NFL draft combine, the top talent in the lawn and landscape industry is being showcased at The National Collegiate Landscape Competition, March 15 – 18, at Mississippi State University in Starkville,” said Tom Fochtman Ceibass CEO. “If you want the most forward thinking, highly progressive, top rated college talent, you must attend. Get the competitive edge.” For details read the blog.
Recently, Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO, attended NALP’s Leaders Forum 2023 in Maui, Hawaii. “This event is all about superior leadership; not common, typical, ordinary leadership. If you don’t have this event on your calendar every year, you are making an unforced error and putting yourself at a competitive disadvantage,” said Tom Fochtman. “How do you increase enterprise value and get top dollar for your lawn and landscape business? You get it by developing and enhancing superior leadership. How do you do that? By mobilizing your team, fueling purpose, having a super desirable place to work, seeing greatness in others, and …” For more details read the blog.
Recently Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO, was the featured speaker on The Commercial Landscaper podcast. His topic: Simple Steps to Help Increase Company Value When Exiting. In case you missed it, you can listen to the podcast by reading the blog.
“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.”
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.