title

The Landscape Business Pro Podcast: Expert Advice for Landscaping & Excavating Contractors

Stan Genadek: Landscaping and Excavating Business

0
Followers
0
Plays
The Landscape Business Pro Podcast: Expert Advice for Landscaping & Excavating Contractors
The Landscape Business Pro Podcast: Expert Advice for Landscaping & Excavating Contractors

The Landscape Business Pro Podcast: Expert Advice for Landscaping & Excavating Contractors

Stan Genadek: Landscaping and Excavating Business

0
Followers
0
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

The Voice of the Landscaping Industry

Latest Episodes

078: Travis Leicht – Maximize Your Current Assets

Travis Leicht of OnSite Supply talks to Stan about maximizing your current assets to create more profit in your business. What are some changes that can be made (easily) to bring in more income with less effort. Travis has been doing Periscope videos and using them to increase his business. When it comes to business, he wants you to start by evaluating yourself. Where are you happiest? What makes you happy? Figure out where you want to be. One key step that Travis took to simplifying his business is what he calls “batching.” Batching is maximizing your hoursby minimizinginterruptions that waste time. Batching allows you to get key things done efficiently. Income – Time, mobility & time “6 sides to the die” – capital (liquid, physical, social, credit, spiritual) Links from this episode OnSite.supply – Coupon code Stan Links to easily subscribe to the Dirt Monkey Podcast iTunes Google Play Stitcher Dirt Monkey University Website

35 MIN2016 JUL 18
Comments
078: Travis Leicht – Maximize Your Current Assets

077: Syd Stephan – Innovation Drives Success

Syd Stephan of KageInnovations gavehis son, Mike Stephan, the opportunity to create a one of a kind snow plow system. Mike was always creative and he was encouraged by his parents to keep coming up with new ideas. When somebody senses that you’re willing to take a risk and pursue their creative solutions to make a job faster or easier, they will continue to come up with new solutions. There are a lot of ideas that never make it past your garage or company, but if you persevere, you can take the next step and create something big. Put peoplein a position that they can thrive! If you have an idea, start coming up with a plan. Use Google! Think “There’s got to be a better way.” You have to kick the habit! They started small and made a few pieces and started selling them. Started naive. Didn’t think about the risk too much. If you concentrate on the risk of a venture, you will focus on the risk instead of the possibility of great success. There were “well meaning detractors” alon...

37 MIN2016 JUL 4
Comments
077: Syd Stephan – Innovation Drives Success

076: Bryan Ring – Build Reputation & Charge What You Want

When he was 24, Bryan’s neighbor offered him a job at a lawn care business. After becoming unhappy with his manager, Bryan had had enough. Another neighbor was moving and had 3 things to get rid of: a dog, a TV, and a John Deere lawn tractor for $800. He used that John Deere to launch his business (along with a van and a boat trailer). Now he is passionate about helping other business owners grow their businesses. Built a company website Put lettering on all the trucks It is important to capture the name, email address, and phone number of potential clients. Bryan does this by offering a way to get an instant quote on his website by measuring their lawn. Bryan uses his social media skills to help other contractors grow their businesses. His words of wisdom are that business owners stay true to their pricing andtheir business model. Focus on building your reputation and you will be able to charge what you want. Train somebody in that could go start their own company. If you can do t...

39 MIN2016 JUN 20
Comments
076: Bryan Ring – Build Reputation & Charge What You Want

075: Blake Albertson – Use Social Media to Blow Up Your Business

Blake is a 19-year-oldwho has been in the green industry for 3 years. He has been dominating social media to grow his business. Consistency – You have to post on social media regularly (not a bunch in one day and then not again for awhile). Quality – High quality contentthat aren’t all the same. Tags – put relevant tags on the posts. When people click on the hashtag, your picture will show up. Instagram will provide a list of suggested tags when you post. You want to connect your social media accounts together. For example, when you post a video on YouTube include your other social mediausernames and a link to subscribe to your posts in the description. Blake’s Social Media Recommendations: Instagram, YouTube, Facebook Blake’s Instagram Stan’s Instagram Blake’s YouTube Stan’s YouTube Blake’s Facebook Stan’s Facebook When it comes to paying for advertising online, Blake recommends using Facebook ads becauseyou can specify whichgroups of people you want to advertise to. You...

36 MIN2016 JUN 6
Comments
075: Blake Albertson – Use Social Media to Blow Up Your Business

074: Steve Rak – Hire Key Players & Set Your Business Up For Success

If you get hurt, can your company still go on? It’s time to start thinking about your business as a business. Focus on building your people instead of focusing on building systems. Once you have your key people in place, then you can create systems around them. If you don’t have people to operate the systems, what good are they? As owners, we often times want to keep our hands in everything. Hire people who have different skill sets than you. Hire people who are better than you! Ask yourself what you want to get off your plate and delegate to somebody else so you can free up time to grow your business. Consultants are the people you pay, mentors are those you ask for help and they will help you out. Mentors are free. Coaches help build business. Consultants have higher intensity w/industry specific information. As soon as you think you know it all, you have a problem. Never stop learning! Links from this episode: Steve@SW-Landscape.com www.RakConsultingLLC.com Links to easily subs...

39 MIN2016 MAY 23
Comments
074: Steve Rak – Hire Key Players & Set Your Business Up For Success

073: Matthew Martin – Expanding into Chemical Applications

Are you looking to expand your business to include chemical applications? Matthew Martin has worked for national fertilizer and weed control companies and has ran his own business, and he sits down with Stan to guide people looking to move into this niche or expand their current business. His first piece of advice is for business owners to reach out to a county a county extension agent and ask them what a good trade organization is to get involved with (ex. Tennessee Nursery and Landscape Association or Tennessee Turf Grass Association). It’s a group of people who are very open about sharing knowledge. Get involved with the local department of agriculture. Know the laws. How to read label. Mix use rates. If there is one in your area, a small business development center will also help as a business coach or help find a mentor in your trade. You can also take courses at local community colleges. 1. Get equipment: Truck. Skid sprayer 2. Calibrate equipment 3. Get customers (Direct mai...

37 MIN2016 MAY 9
Comments
073: Matthew Martin – Expanding into Chemical Applications

072: Greg Wittstock – Pond Installation for Increased Profits

After moving to Wheaton, IL, as a young boy, Greg taught himself how to build a pond by digging one in his parents’ backyard. Neighbor’s saw his work and asked him to build them ponds. Eventually, he started a small business to make summer money. After the Chicago Tribune wrote a front page article on him, Greg’s business took off. It’s all about the people you bring into your company. Find people who are good in places you’re weak so your company can grow as effectively as possible. Aquascape offers a free online academy to become a Certified Aquascape Specialist. When you complete the training, you will be on their website as a recommended contractor. ​ 4 Level Approach to Busienss 1. Hands On 2. Working with other 3. Systems based 4. Strategic (work on the business, not in it) ​ Installer, manufacturer, trainers & educators. Links from this episode Aquascape Inc.

37 MIN2016 MAY 2
Comments
072: Greg Wittstock – Pond Installation for Increased Profits

071: George Packard – The Importance of Growing Your Business

George Packard and Stan discuss the importance of growing your business so you create a safety cushion if you get injured, sick, or worse. If you don’t want to grow your business for yourself, do it for the ones you love. ​ ​​Be smart about your advertising. At the very minimum, there should be a 4 to 1 return on all advertising money spent. A good return is 20 to 1. And, once you master advertising, you should be shooting for a 200 to 1 return. Be smart with your money. Reinvest it into your business to continue growing. When you find out your employee is no good, get rid of them fast. Be slow to hire, quick to fire. When you find a good employee, do what you can to keep them around. Up their pay and maintain good communication. Give them personal attention so they know you want them to stay around..

37 MIN2016 APR 25
Comments
071: George Packard – The Importance of Growing Your Business

070: Daniel Aplin – Keys to Starting Business Right

Daniel Aplin is starting in plant installation and design and interviews Stan in this weeks podcast interview. He is given free reign and gets to ask Stan anything he wants. Questions covered include: How do you set goals and commit to them? S – Specific M -Measurable A – Actionable R – Realistic ​T – Time sensitive How do you market on a low budget? What software do you use to run your company? ​How should a business owner allocate their profits? ​When do you hire your first employee? ​How do you interview potential employees? What is your favorite training? How do you transition from thinking of starting a business to being booked solid? Links in this episode: Daplin Landscapes John Lee Dumas Podcast Jonn Lee Dumas on Setting Goals – YouTube Interview Service Autopilot ​Yardbook ​Profit First – Mike Michalowicz

36 MIN2016 APR 18
Comments
070: Daniel Aplin – Keys to Starting Business Right

069: Doug Cobair – Going Off Grid with No Experience

Former successful lawn care and landscape professional, Doug Cobair, and his wifeStacy decided to sell it all and move from the city to the country. Hewent from living in a 2500 sq ft housein the city to homesteading on 11 acres and living in a 800 sq ft log home that built by himself (with no carpentry skills). They grow 90% of their own food and meat, have a stocked pond. Theycollect 100% of their water from a 3000 gallon rain catchment system that Doug installed. They live with zero electricity, NO SOLAR or WIND POWER.

37 MIN2016 APR 11
Comments
069: Doug Cobair – Going Off Grid with No Experience

Latest Episodes

078: Travis Leicht – Maximize Your Current Assets

Travis Leicht of OnSite Supply talks to Stan about maximizing your current assets to create more profit in your business. What are some changes that can be made (easily) to bring in more income with less effort. Travis has been doing Periscope videos and using them to increase his business. When it comes to business, he wants you to start by evaluating yourself. Where are you happiest? What makes you happy? Figure out where you want to be. One key step that Travis took to simplifying his business is what he calls “batching.” Batching is maximizing your hoursby minimizinginterruptions that waste time. Batching allows you to get key things done efficiently. Income – Time, mobility & time “6 sides to the die” – capital (liquid, physical, social, credit, spiritual) Links from this episode OnSite.supply – Coupon code Stan Links to easily subscribe to the Dirt Monkey Podcast iTunes Google Play Stitcher Dirt Monkey University Website

35 MIN2016 JUL 18
Comments
078: Travis Leicht – Maximize Your Current Assets

077: Syd Stephan – Innovation Drives Success

Syd Stephan of KageInnovations gavehis son, Mike Stephan, the opportunity to create a one of a kind snow plow system. Mike was always creative and he was encouraged by his parents to keep coming up with new ideas. When somebody senses that you’re willing to take a risk and pursue their creative solutions to make a job faster or easier, they will continue to come up with new solutions. There are a lot of ideas that never make it past your garage or company, but if you persevere, you can take the next step and create something big. Put peoplein a position that they can thrive! If you have an idea, start coming up with a plan. Use Google! Think “There’s got to be a better way.” You have to kick the habit! They started small and made a few pieces and started selling them. Started naive. Didn’t think about the risk too much. If you concentrate on the risk of a venture, you will focus on the risk instead of the possibility of great success. There were “well meaning detractors” alon...

37 MIN2016 JUL 4
Comments
077: Syd Stephan – Innovation Drives Success

076: Bryan Ring – Build Reputation & Charge What You Want

When he was 24, Bryan’s neighbor offered him a job at a lawn care business. After becoming unhappy with his manager, Bryan had had enough. Another neighbor was moving and had 3 things to get rid of: a dog, a TV, and a John Deere lawn tractor for $800. He used that John Deere to launch his business (along with a van and a boat trailer). Now he is passionate about helping other business owners grow their businesses. Built a company website Put lettering on all the trucks It is important to capture the name, email address, and phone number of potential clients. Bryan does this by offering a way to get an instant quote on his website by measuring their lawn. Bryan uses his social media skills to help other contractors grow their businesses. His words of wisdom are that business owners stay true to their pricing andtheir business model. Focus on building your reputation and you will be able to charge what you want. Train somebody in that could go start their own company. If you can do t...

39 MIN2016 JUN 20
Comments
076: Bryan Ring – Build Reputation & Charge What You Want

075: Blake Albertson – Use Social Media to Blow Up Your Business

Blake is a 19-year-oldwho has been in the green industry for 3 years. He has been dominating social media to grow his business. Consistency – You have to post on social media regularly (not a bunch in one day and then not again for awhile). Quality – High quality contentthat aren’t all the same. Tags – put relevant tags on the posts. When people click on the hashtag, your picture will show up. Instagram will provide a list of suggested tags when you post. You want to connect your social media accounts together. For example, when you post a video on YouTube include your other social mediausernames and a link to subscribe to your posts in the description. Blake’s Social Media Recommendations: Instagram, YouTube, Facebook Blake’s Instagram Stan’s Instagram Blake’s YouTube Stan’s YouTube Blake’s Facebook Stan’s Facebook When it comes to paying for advertising online, Blake recommends using Facebook ads becauseyou can specify whichgroups of people you want to advertise to. You...

36 MIN2016 JUN 6
Comments
075: Blake Albertson – Use Social Media to Blow Up Your Business

074: Steve Rak – Hire Key Players & Set Your Business Up For Success

If you get hurt, can your company still go on? It’s time to start thinking about your business as a business. Focus on building your people instead of focusing on building systems. Once you have your key people in place, then you can create systems around them. If you don’t have people to operate the systems, what good are they? As owners, we often times want to keep our hands in everything. Hire people who have different skill sets than you. Hire people who are better than you! Ask yourself what you want to get off your plate and delegate to somebody else so you can free up time to grow your business. Consultants are the people you pay, mentors are those you ask for help and they will help you out. Mentors are free. Coaches help build business. Consultants have higher intensity w/industry specific information. As soon as you think you know it all, you have a problem. Never stop learning! Links from this episode: Steve@SW-Landscape.com www.RakConsultingLLC.com Links to easily subs...

39 MIN2016 MAY 23
Comments
074: Steve Rak – Hire Key Players & Set Your Business Up For Success

073: Matthew Martin – Expanding into Chemical Applications

Are you looking to expand your business to include chemical applications? Matthew Martin has worked for national fertilizer and weed control companies and has ran his own business, and he sits down with Stan to guide people looking to move into this niche or expand their current business. His first piece of advice is for business owners to reach out to a county a county extension agent and ask them what a good trade organization is to get involved with (ex. Tennessee Nursery and Landscape Association or Tennessee Turf Grass Association). It’s a group of people who are very open about sharing knowledge. Get involved with the local department of agriculture. Know the laws. How to read label. Mix use rates. If there is one in your area, a small business development center will also help as a business coach or help find a mentor in your trade. You can also take courses at local community colleges. 1. Get equipment: Truck. Skid sprayer 2. Calibrate equipment 3. Get customers (Direct mai...

37 MIN2016 MAY 9
Comments
073: Matthew Martin – Expanding into Chemical Applications

072: Greg Wittstock – Pond Installation for Increased Profits

After moving to Wheaton, IL, as a young boy, Greg taught himself how to build a pond by digging one in his parents’ backyard. Neighbor’s saw his work and asked him to build them ponds. Eventually, he started a small business to make summer money. After the Chicago Tribune wrote a front page article on him, Greg’s business took off. It’s all about the people you bring into your company. Find people who are good in places you’re weak so your company can grow as effectively as possible. Aquascape offers a free online academy to become a Certified Aquascape Specialist. When you complete the training, you will be on their website as a recommended contractor. ​ 4 Level Approach to Busienss 1. Hands On 2. Working with other 3. Systems based 4. Strategic (work on the business, not in it) ​ Installer, manufacturer, trainers & educators. Links from this episode Aquascape Inc.

37 MIN2016 MAY 2
Comments
072: Greg Wittstock – Pond Installation for Increased Profits

071: George Packard – The Importance of Growing Your Business

George Packard and Stan discuss the importance of growing your business so you create a safety cushion if you get injured, sick, or worse. If you don’t want to grow your business for yourself, do it for the ones you love. ​ ​​Be smart about your advertising. At the very minimum, there should be a 4 to 1 return on all advertising money spent. A good return is 20 to 1. And, once you master advertising, you should be shooting for a 200 to 1 return. Be smart with your money. Reinvest it into your business to continue growing. When you find out your employee is no good, get rid of them fast. Be slow to hire, quick to fire. When you find a good employee, do what you can to keep them around. Up their pay and maintain good communication. Give them personal attention so they know you want them to stay around..

37 MIN2016 APR 25
Comments
071: George Packard – The Importance of Growing Your Business

070: Daniel Aplin – Keys to Starting Business Right

Daniel Aplin is starting in plant installation and design and interviews Stan in this weeks podcast interview. He is given free reign and gets to ask Stan anything he wants. Questions covered include: How do you set goals and commit to them? S – Specific M -Measurable A – Actionable R – Realistic ​T – Time sensitive How do you market on a low budget? What software do you use to run your company? ​How should a business owner allocate their profits? ​When do you hire your first employee? ​How do you interview potential employees? What is your favorite training? How do you transition from thinking of starting a business to being booked solid? Links in this episode: Daplin Landscapes John Lee Dumas Podcast Jonn Lee Dumas on Setting Goals – YouTube Interview Service Autopilot ​Yardbook ​Profit First – Mike Michalowicz

36 MIN2016 APR 18
Comments
070: Daniel Aplin – Keys to Starting Business Right

069: Doug Cobair – Going Off Grid with No Experience

Former successful lawn care and landscape professional, Doug Cobair, and his wifeStacy decided to sell it all and move from the city to the country. Hewent from living in a 2500 sq ft housein the city to homesteading on 11 acres and living in a 800 sq ft log home that built by himself (with no carpentry skills). They grow 90% of their own food and meat, have a stocked pond. Theycollect 100% of their water from a 3000 gallon rain catchment system that Doug installed. They live with zero electricity, NO SOLAR or WIND POWER.

37 MIN2016 APR 11
Comments
069: Doug Cobair – Going Off Grid with No Experience
hmly
himalayaプレミアムへようこそ聴き放題のオーディオブックをお楽しみください。