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Discover some first-hand, “lessons-learned” from a business owner selling his own business.

By |April 11th, 2017|

Selling your lawn & landscape business can be harder than starting it. Discover some first-hand, “lessons-learned” from a business owner selling their own business.

How to Build a Business To Sell

By |January 15th, 2015|

Tom presents tips for building a company you can sell in a video made for the educational series provided by the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado.

Uncommon Planning Pays Off

By |January 6th, 2015|

As Enterprise Value Specialists in the Lawn and Landscape Industry some of the questions we ask our clients are:To help discover the answers we recommend reading the book Blue Ocean Strategy by Renée Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim. In it the authors ask four questions that can form the basis for developing uncontested market space:
Raise: […]

Become a PLANET Ambassador

By |December 12th, 2014|

Encourage your colleagues to join PLANET. Become a PLANET Ambassador today.

You are the greatest testimony to the benefit of membership! Help others tap into a valuable networking, educational, and professional development resource and demonstrate your support and commitment to PLANET. Become a PLANET Ambassador. What’s in it for you?

The opportunity to give back […]

Cash Out? Stay Put? Start Preparing?

By |November 5th, 2014|

In this month’s Lawn & Landscape, Enterprise Value Specialist Tom Fochtman, CEO of Ceibass Venture Partners, reveals new and insightful thinking about one of the most important topics for owners of green industry business: When to Cash Out?

For most owners, the majority of personal wealth resides in their company, and selling is usually how an […]

Tom Fochtman Delivers Important Message at ALCC’s ProGreen Expo!

By |February 20th, 2014|

 

The Ceibass Team Spoke at ALCC’s ProGreen Expo Recently, in the Colorado Convention Center.

Enterprise Value Specialist, Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO, recently lead a group of panelists (his Ceibass team) in a discussion about how to transition landscaping businesses to the next level providing insider secrets on how to build a company you can sell.

For […]

Tom Fochtman Speaks at ALCC’s ProGreen Expo!

By |February 5th, 2014|

ALCC’s ProGreen Expo, Thursday, February 13th, in the Colorado Convention Center.

Enterprise Value Specialist Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO, will lead a group of panelists to discuss how to transition your landscaping business to the next level providing insider secrets on how to build a company you can sell.

Mark it on you calendar and join Tom. Or […]

Fochtman Delivers Keynote at 2013 Northwest Landscape Expo!

By |December 31st, 2013|

Tom Fochtman Delivers Keynote Address at 2013 Northwest Landscape Expo.
Commercial landscaping Enterprise Value Specialist and Ceibass CEO, Tom Fochtman recently spoke on the topic of what it takes to be successful in today’s economy for The Oregon Landscape Contractors Association at the 2013 Northwest Landscape Expo, in Portland.
Chosen because he had taken a $60k investment and […]

Learn How To Build a Business You Can Sell.

By |December 26th, 2013|

Tom Fochtman Spoke at 2013 Financial Management TeleSummit. To Listen To His Presentation, Read On.

Commercial landscaping Enterprise Value Specialist and  Ceibass CEO, Tom Fochtman spoke on the topic of “Building a Business You Can Sell” along with Mike Rorie earlier this month.

Tom’s informative, foundational and entertaining talk was  part of a 3-Day Telesummit, sponsored by […]

When is the right time?

By |September 3rd, 2013|

Most business owners have a general idea of when they would like to sell their company and it is usually around their desired retirement age. Some owners are lucky enough to see their plans work out.

But, as many owners found out recently, if your planned exit happens to take place during a down cycle you […]