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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.

What makes you happy?

By |October 13th, 2022|

“Lawn and landscape business owners need to take the time to reflect on what makes them happy. It is essential to think about how to live a good, happy life because, generally, it does not happen by accident,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “It takes planning and being intentional about what a person does and does not do, about the outcomes a person aims their thoughts and actions at.” For more specifics about how to be happy, read the blog.

What’s Your Definition of Success?

By |October 10th, 2022|

What’s your definition of success? “Coming up with the answers is not easy. It requires reflection, help from a lot of people, and an ability to be honest with oneself,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “From our experience working with lawn and landscape business owners to sell their businesses, the sooner you get started on determining your own definition of success the sooner you will be on the path to living an authentic life, a good life, a happier life. Take the time and do this essential work.” For more on how to begin read the blog.

More from Tom Fochtman’s So You Want to Sell Your Business presentation at ELEVATE

By |September 21st, 2022|

This week Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO, was a guest speaker at NALP’s ELEVATE national conference and expo. His presentation was titled So You Want to Sell Your Business.

So You Want to Sell Your Business

By |September 7th, 2022|

Are you prepared or unprepared to sell your business? The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass are delighted to announce that Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO, will be speaking at the National Association of Landscape Professional’s upcoming national conference and expo called ELEVATE in Orlando, Florida, September 18-21, 2022 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center. The title of his presentation is So You Want To Sell Your Business. “The goals of the presentation are to provide you with strategies and a toolbox to get your business ready to sell,” said Tom. “And then, to get you thinking about how to prepare your business for a transition whether it’s to a family member, employees, private equity, a competitor, or an outside interest.” For more on the presentation read the blog.

Celebrating The Labor It Takes to Run a Successful Business

By |September 1st, 2022|

On this Labor Day the enterprise value specialists at Ceibass celebrate lawn and landscape business owners who work hard to add to the prosperity and well-being of our country. “Here’s to the owners that offer unique value propositions to their clients, who grow their employees and their EBITDA,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “ We celebrate their community spirit, their grit and drive, and their …” For more details read the blog.

More on the Dangers of Being Casual

By |August 24th, 2022|

“Being casual” has nothing to do with what you wear to work and everything to do with the attitude that you bring to the workplace. “There is a casual attitude that permeates our culture. Many see some of their management team members exhibiting these moods and behaviors and they report that a being casual attitude is not very competitive in the marketplace,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Team members with this attitude are seen as vain, prideful, and know-it-alls. Being casual means that they are not into learning, respecting other departments … “ For details read the blog.

Don’t Be Too Casual About Your Business

By |August 18th, 2022|

Don’t be too casual about your lawn and landscape business. “Being casual takes on many forms; being too busy, being arrogant, not being accountable, being ignorant, being too complacent, or being a poor communicator,” said Tom Fochtman Ceibass CEO. “Put aside the trappings of being casual.” The team at Ceibass went on to describe other attributes of being casual including … for details read the blog.

Save the Date! ELEVATE! Sept 18 – 21, 2022 in Orlando.

By |July 28th, 2022|

Save the date! ELEVATE! Sept 18 – 21, 2022. “It’s our industry’s most important, must-attend event of the year -- the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ national conference and expo. It’s called ELEVATE, and it’s in Orlando, Florida at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center. Get it on your calendar,” said Tom Fochtman Ceibass CEO. “It’s essential to raise the bar and make your company more effective, strategic, and competitive.” For details read the blog.

Remember the Purpose of Networking is to Increase Enterprise Value.

By |July 18th, 2022|

Networking is very costly. Are you getting a good rate of return from your networking efforts? “To get the best return on your networking costs of time, energy, money and lost opportunity aim your efforts at some fundamentals of the business,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “This way you’ll increase the overall value of the enterprise, rather than simply collecting business cards.” For details read the blog.