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Employee Handbook Suggestions


How often do you update and distribute your Employee Handbook? Laws change every year, and Employee Handbooks should be updated and re-distributed annually. This week the Harvesters give simple suggestions on how this can be done. Learn more about the Harvest Way Academy

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Harvesters visit ExakTime Headquarters


The Harvesters theme this week is INNOVATION – ways to save time, money, and just make things simpler and easier. They interview Scott Prewett, one of the founders of ExakTime, at their corporate headquarters in Calabasas, California. Their system uses an inexpensive communications device to record your employees time and materials, thus eliminating paper. It does your payroll, job costing, GPS and more. Over one million employees click on every day! Watch as Scott explains how easy […]

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Keep Meetings Meaningful


Are Your Meetings Meaningful? Many complain about long drawn out meetings, especially when there are too many of them. Others don’t even have them. Watch The Harvesters as they offer great advice about practical, meaningful meetings. At the end of the clip you can download The Harvest letter on “Conducting A Successful Meeting”. It will really help to make sure there is no wasted time and that your meetings are meaningful! To receive the document on “Conducting […]

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Death – Are You Prepared?


What would happen to your family and company if you died today? A Harvest Member and good friend Brian Akehurst, President of Akehurst Landscaping in Maryland, died suddenly on July 6th. What a shock, and only 47 years old. It’s good Brian was prepared with the items The Harvesters are going to review. His death gives us all pause to consider this serious reality. Watch as the Harvesters give solid advice to everyone, especially business owners, on […]

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Who Maintains Your Equipment?


Equipment maintenance methods matter. How much is it costing to maintain your equipment? Is it being done correctly on a regular basis? This week watch as the Harvesters give you great tips on ways to maintain your equipment and save money. At the end of the clip you can download a two page chapter from Ed’s book, “Green Side Up” on Equipment Maintenance. There are definitely some things to think about. To receive the Equipment Maintenance chapter […]

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What’s In Your Pre-Employment Packet?


Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork…..but it’s necessary. Especially in regards to employee pre and post employment. Watch the Harvesters this week as Harvester Steve, our HR expert, takes the lead in talking about pre-employment packets. At the end of this brief video you can download the official Harvester list of what we think should be in it. Wait until you see it! Contact Steve To Receive the New Employee Checklist please fill out the form below: Learn more about […]

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Referral Rewards Program – A MUST!


This week the Harvesters are going to talk about how to reward those kind folks that refer work to you. Why? Well, that’s simple! Besides it being the right thing to do, they’re going to keep referring you! Watch or listen in for some awesome tips on how to start your own simple “referral rewards program”. Below the brief video there’s a FREE download from Ed Laflamme’s book Green Side Up called, “Keep Referrals Rolling In The […]

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Do You Need An Orientation Program?


Are new people quitting your company after the first few days of work? Do they feel lost thinking this is just a “job” with no future? Watch this week as the Harvesters talk about the importance of proper “on boarding”, with a good orientation program. At the end of their brief video, download The Harvest Orientation Checklist. It’s simple, yet complete. For more cool forms and specific business information, check out the Harvest Academy. Just click the […]

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Landscapers – Are You Environmentally Compliant?


Today the Harvesters are going to offer some really constructive advice regarding environmental compliance. You might be thinking “Huh? Environmental what?” Yes, compliance. They’re talking about chemicals. Landscapers are “stewards of the earth” and need to be compliant with the laws and more. So, watch carefully to learn, be proactive, stay out of trouble and be good stewards. P.S. If you haven’t checked out the Harvest Academy, now is the time. The information in there will blow […]

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Want to Double Your Sales?


In most sales presentations customers offer objections. Ever wonder how many there can be? Do you know them? Do you think you could close more sales if you knew them and practiced great responses? This week watch as the Harvesters talk about this, and also a great sales book that you may want to invest in. Need a jump start in writing your list of objections? Just fiil out the form below and get a little help […]

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