We hope that you are having a successful season. Preliminary indications are that this will be a very good year for many lawn and landscape businesses. For some, it may be the strongest season in four or five years. The positive industry outlook seems to be extending to a higher interest in merger & acquisition transactions. How it all turns out will probably depend on both how the economy as a whole fares this year as well as the political climate heading into the elections.
This month, our feature article addresses acquisition strategy in the green industry. We explore what kinds of acquisitions may make sense in different situations.
We are also sponsoring a webinar entitled Creating Wealth – Building a Landscape Business That Runs Itself. We are bringing you this webinar in which I will be interviewing Jeffrey Scott, a noted industry consultant and peer group facilitator, to reinforce some important ideas for you to consider, especially in connection with developing exit strategies.
We will be offering additional webinar opportunities in coming months, including several that will include guest presenters.
|Creating Wealth –
Building a Landscape Business That Runs Itself
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 – 12:00 Noon Eastern Daylight Time
Every contractor dreams of creating wealth and building a business that runs itself, that he or she can eventually sell or semi-retire from. However, many contractors are confused on the steps required.
In this webinar, you will learn what it takes, what to put in place, and critical obstacles to avoid.
You will come away with:
– Guidelines on setting up a SALES SYSTEM not dependent on the owner. Learn what works, and what doesn’t.
– The key to setting up a highly-functional MANAGEMENT TEAM, and what mistakes to avoid.
– A clear understanding of how to set up a SYSTEMS-BASED CULTURE that doesn’t rely on the owner.
You will learn the three measures of a “valuable business” worth buying that you must achieve at all costs in order to sell your business for a good price, with pointers on how to achieve these measures. Whether you are a lawn care, design-build, or maintenance firm, you will gain valuable dos and don’ts for creating wealth.
In this webinar (teleseminar) Ron Edmonds will interview Jeffrey Scott.
Jeffrey will show slides with key concepts. But you can listen in by phone, even if you are not at your computer.
About Jeffrey Scott of The Leader’s Edge PEER GROUPS
Jeffrey Scott, MBA, grew his landscape company into a successful $10 million enterprise, and he’s devoted to helping others do the same. He now facilitates PEER GROUPS for landscape business owners who want to transform and profitably grow their business.
Jeffrey is one of the rare people in the landscaping industry who ran a tremendously successful landscape business and is now providing his know-how back to the industry as a consultant, coach and author of two books, “The Referral Advantage” and “The Leader’s Edge”.
Jeffrey personally coaches over 50 contractors across North America; and over 5000 contractors follow Jeffrey on his newsletter: Breakthrough Ideas. Sign up at www.jeffreyscott.biz.
His Leader’s Edge PEER GROUPS are for business owners and leaders who want camaraderie, accountability, performance breakthroughs, and a path to building wealth and discretionary time. In their first year, peer group members achieved 27% profit growth. Learn why the most prosperous contractors swear by Jeffrey’s method for fast-tracking their success. Visit www.GetTheLeadersEdge.com, email [email protected], or call (203)220-8931.
About Ron Edmonds of The Principium Group
Ron Edmonds is an expert in mergers & acquisitions, exit planning and capital formation in the green industry. Ron is the president of The Principium Group, Inc., a merger & acquisition advisory firm which focuses on serving clients in the green industry, including lawn and landscape companies and related businesses.
A recognized industry expert, he is a frequent speaker on topics related to the business of the green industry. He is the author of two books, Green Exit – Exit Planning for Lawn and Landscape Business Owners and How to Sell Your Green Business. He is regularly quoted in industry publications. He also serves as editor of Green Industry Merger & Acquisition News.
Ron is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship in the MBA program of Christian Brothers University. Mr. Edmonds holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in accounting from Oklahoma State University and is a CPA (Oklahoma-inactive).
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