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Six Top Industry Leaders Offer Great Advice


Watch this week as The Harvesters ask six top landscape leaders the question, “What advice do you have for your fellow landscapers?” We think you will find this revealing and insightful. Do you or your managers need landscape business wisdom and “know how”? Then we invite you to check out the Harvest Way Academy! It’s an online learning center that can be accessed 24/7 on just about every subject for operating your landscaping business. Our academy is […]

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Consider Doing Customer Focus Groups


Watch this week as the Harvesters talk about the merits of holding customer focus groups. In this brief clip you are going to learn how to hold your own focus groups, along with some sample questions you could use. You will be able to download these questions at the end. Before you dismiss this idea, read on… These focus groups are easy to hold and always stimulate new work. For example, in one focus group the property […]

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Why Employees Leave Your Company


Watch this week as the Harvesters review why employees may leave your company. Some of the reasons are not in your control, but many are. What a shame if they leave and it is your fault! Listen in as they give some suggestions to help. Note: At the end of the clip you can download a “model” Harvest Exit Interview for those that do leave. We are sorry but this document is no longer available for download […]

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Training Programs Are Essential


It’s Harvester Bill and Jay Murray talking about the LS Training System this week. They just finished an awesome round of golf in San Diego. Hey, where’s Harvester Ed? Hmm, probably shoveling snow back on the East Coast! In the video they are talking about the importance of training. Before you begin – the question is, what result do you want to achieve from your training program? Watch this brief clip as they talk about the most […]

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Understanding Gross Margin


The Harvesters are always talking about the importance of gross margin. Watch this week as they explain exactly what it is, and why it’s so hugely important. If you want to learn more about this “key indicator” in how to price your work, job cost, and have a profit & loss statement that has an accurate gross margin – just click the link below. It’s all in The Harvest Academy. Check it out! Learn more about the […]

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Why People Quit Companies


The fact is, good people don’t quit their company, they quit their boss! Look on this week as the Harvesters offer some great tips on how to “keep the keepers”. Great companies are made up of great people, so let’s not take our people for granted. This brief clip is full of practical advice. Learn more about the Harvest Way Academy

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What’s Your Elevator Speech?


The Harvesters are having fun with this one! Harvester Bill is sharing the importance of having a great “elevator speech”, and Harvester Ed is wondering if he can say it all in 24 floors. Seriously, it’s important to be able to share what you do as consciously as possible. That way the listener knows exactly what you do, and what you’re all about. At the end of the clip there is a sample for “elevator speech”. Check […]

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How and Where To Find Good People


Watch this week as the Harvesters offer tips on how to find good people, and where to advertise for them. Also, at the end of the video they have a great offer for you! We are sorry, this offer is not longer valid. Please consider joining the Academy to get this offer!

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What Are Your “HAWS”?


This week watch as the Harvesters explain a very important part of understanding your direct cost. It is your “HAWS”. Don’t know what that means? Watch this brief clip and they will explain! They really had some fun with this one, but it’s a serious matter that most owners and managers don’t know. Soon you will be in the know! So, when you see one of the Harvesters, they are going to ask you what your “HAWS” […]

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What OSHA Records Are Required?


Is your company required to fill out OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) forms? Many owners are unaware of the requirements and reporting for OSHA. They think that they are small companies and don’t need to fill them out. Watch this week as the Harvesters HR Expert Steve Cesare, Ph.D reviews which records are absolutely necessary, and what size companies are required to fill them out to be in compliance. Learn more about the Harvest Way Academy

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