AI in the Lawn and Landscape Industry

By |May 18th, 2023|

How can lawn and landscape companies utilize artificial intelligence? The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass have been observing how lawn and landscape companies can utilize the capabilities of artificial intelligence and large language models like ChatGPT to improve their business operations, customer service, and marketing efforts. For details read the blog.

Turn the Tide: Seize The Opportunity in Your Business

By |May 9th, 2023|

If you've caught yourself thinking, "I should have sold 14 months ago," you're not alone. “It's easy to feel disheartened and believe you've missed your chance,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “But here's the deal: it's okay to feel down, to whine, and to wallow for a moment. Take 15 minutes, let it all out, and then it's time to move forward. Dwelling on missed opportunities won't change your present situation, but taking decisive action will. Get your mojo back. Keep buffing your company out. Keep working on best practices. Make the key hires. Keep measuring everything. Pedal down on revenues. Raise the bar on customer satisfaction and …” For more details read the blog.

The Importance of Shared Values in Mergers and Acquisitions

By |April 24th, 2023|

Don’t underestimate the importance of shared values in a merger or acquisition. “Shared values can encompass aspects such as company culture, ethics, goals, social responsibility, and commitment to employees, customers, and stakeholders,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “The benefits include such things as easier integration, synergy realization, cultural compatibility, increased trust and cooperation, enhanced reputation, long-term stability and ...” For more details read the blog.

Cultivate a Winning Company Culture

By |April 20th, 2023|

It’s springtime and a great time to plant the seeds for a thriving company culture. “A healthy culture leads to increased employee satisfaction and loyalty, which directly affects productivity and customer service. When your team feels valued and enjoys their workplace, they will go the extra mile to satisfy your clients,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. For more details read the blog.

Get The Truth Out

By |April 11th, 2023|

There is a way to fight climate change and it’s right from your backyard. “Well maintained lawns help us breathe easier, lessen flooding, keep us cooler, reduce carbon dioxide and increase home values,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “During National Lawn Care Month get the truth out about lawns. Inform the communities you serve about the benefits of well-maintained lawns.” For details read the blog.

Open Up To Obligations and Grow Your Business

By |March 28th, 2023|

“One of the key differences we notice between highly valued and commonly valued lawn and landscape companies is the company’s approach towards obligations,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Some companies shun them or try to avoid them. Others reluctantly tolerate them. But the top companies accept them, welcome them, and seek them out -- they take on obligations with eagerness to produce value and competitive advantage.” For details read the blog.

Springtime Madness + March Madness = Pure Delight

By |March 14th, 2023|

The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass love this time of year as two seemingly unrelated events begin at the around the same time —the springtime surge in lawn and landscape activity and the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. “Delight in the madness,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Spring is in the air. Business is blooming and booming. Revenues are revving up. Upsets are emerging. Cinderellas are being born. Life is good. Enjoy.” For details read the blog.

See The Top Young Talent in the Green Industry.

By |March 7th, 2023|

Discover the top young talent in the green industry. “Similar to the NFL draft combine, the top talent in the lawn and landscape industry is being showcased at The National Collegiate Landscape Competition, March 15 – 18, at Mississippi State University in Starkville,” said Tom Fochtman Ceibass CEO. “If you want the most forward thinking, highly progressive, top rated college talent, you must attend. Get the competitive edge.” For details read the blog.

Highlights From NALP’s Leaders Forum 2023 in Hawaii

By |February 14th, 2023|

Recently, Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO, attended NALP’s Leaders Forum 2023 in Maui, Hawaii. “This event is all about superior leadership; not common, typical, ordinary leadership. If you don’t have this event on your calendar every year, you are making an unforced error and putting yourself at a competitive disadvantage,” said Tom Fochtman. “How do you increase enterprise value and get top dollar for your lawn and landscape business? You get it by developing and enhancing superior leadership. How do you do that? By mobilizing your team, fueling purpose, having a super desirable place to work, seeing greatness in others, and …” For more details read the blog.

Steps to Take To Increase Company Value When Exiting

By |February 9th, 2023|

Recently Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO, was the featured speaker on The Commercial Landscaper podcast. His topic: Simple Steps to Help Increase Company Value When Exiting. In case you missed it, you can listen to the podcast by reading the blog.