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It’s Been a Hell of a Year. Tend to the People Who Endured It With You.

By |March 3rd, 2021|

With the relaxation of the pandemic and a possible end or at least a serious let up in the spread of the virus seemingly around the corner the enterprise value specialists at Ceibass have been talking to lawn and landscape business owners about what’s next.

Behaviors That Thwart Business Owners’ Intentions

By |February 15th, 2021|

Last week as a lead in to Valentine’s Day, the enterprise value specialists at Ceibass described what they especially like about lawn and landscape business owners and how they do business.

This week we have been asked by many readers what it is they dislike about these business owners, especially as it relates to the sale […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

By |February 8th, 2021|

The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass work with lawn and landscape business owners to help them grow their businesses, to help them acquire businesses and/or to help them sell their business to realize their dreams.  On this Valentine’s Day, we want to draw special attention to the things Ceibass professionals appreciate about these enterprising people. […]

Watch and Learn

By |February 1st, 2021|

 

The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass have been preparing to enjoy the Super Bowl this coming Sunday. As a mergers and acquisition force in the lawn and landscape industry their take on the game is a little different.

“Sports are a wonderful metaphor for business. When we watch the Super Bowl, and learn about the practices […]

A Thought Exercise for Lawn & Landscape Business Owners.

By |March 3rd, 2020|

This is a smart thing to do even if you are not going to sell your lawn & landscape company. “On the fence about whether to sell or not to sell in this hot, hot market?” asks Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “ My advice for owners in this situation is to perform your due diligence. Start preparing your business to sell even if you’re not going to sell. You’ll be better off for it. Why?...” For details read the blog.

NALP’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition, March 18-21, 2020, East Lansing, Michigan.

By |February 19th, 2020|

“What you’re getting access to at this event is the best young talent in the lawn & landscape industry. These are kids who have committed…they are getting a landscape related degree and have chosen this as their career and profession,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Any forward thinking company that is truly committed to building a talented team at all levels within their organization will be in attendance.” Read on for details.

What We Love About Lawn & Landscape Business Owners

By |February 13th, 2020|

On this special Valentine’s Day, the enterprise value specialists at Ceibass want to recognize the unique attributes of green industry business owners. What do we love about them? Their humbleness, drive, grit, and compassion for their employees. What else? For details, read the blog.

Where Does Politics Fit Into Your Decision to Sell Your Lawn & Landscape Business?

By |February 10th, 2020|

How does the looming political uncertainty factor into your decision to sell your lawn & landscape business? Why do 80% of businesses for sale not close? Ceibass CEO, Tom Fochtman, recommends a great resource to help you improve your thinking on these important issues. Click here to read the blog.

More From Bloomberg On Why Now Is A Good Time To Sell

By |January 21st, 2020|

For years now the enterprise value specialists at Ceibass have been asserting to lawn and landscape business owners that there’s never been a better time to sell. But don’t take their word for it. Recently, Bloomberg, the news service, came out with an article entitled Family-Owned Businesses Urged to Sell Before the Party Ends. For more details and a link, read the blog.

Change Your Mindset About Labor.

By |January 15th, 2020|

Has anyone on your team ever said something like “We could grow and expand at a faster pace, but we have labor issues. Who doesn’t? It is what it is.” If so, it is time to start changing mindsets. No more excuses. For details, read the blog.