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.

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.

M&A Activity is Robust in Lawn & Landscape

By |August 11th, 2022|

M&A activity in the lawn and landscape industry is robust. “One of the things we are picking up from talking with lawn & landscape business owners is that with the rise in interest rates, reoccurring pandemic fears, high inflation and the overall defensive mood of the economy that now is not a good time to consider buying or selling,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, deal flow may be slightly lower year over year, but we are still at historic highs. Historic highs! Now is the time to consider an exit strategy.” For details read the blog.