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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.

Happy Halloween!

By |October 30th, 2022|

It’s Halloween and the enterprise value specialists at Ceibass have gotten together again for a review of what scares them. “One of the scariest things in these unusual times is uncertainty, lots of unknowns out there like war, interest rates, recession, labor issues, and proposed new legislation. Top performing companies deal with uncertainty by focusing on what they can control,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “This includes things like concentrating on customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, developing new offers and celebrating successes. It also means …” For more scary things read the blog. And Happy Halloween!

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.