Troy Clogg Landscape Associates Certified in ISO 9001/SN9001 Wixom, MI—November 24, 2015—Troy Clogg Landscape Associates, a renowned metro Detroit snow removal and landscaping company, announced today it has been certified in the ISO 9001/SN9001 standard from the Smithers Quality Assessment for superior quality management services in the snow and ice management industry. The certification is a noteworthy milestone, reflecting the company’s dedication to prioritize customer satisfaction through systematic refinement of internal processes. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certifications are awarded by [...]
The reasons were, in this order, self-reliance, drive-by estimating, operational inefficiencies, lack of repeat customers, and an inability to replicate a profitable business model. The article also pointed out that only 15% of the small businesses (SMB) survive beyond their first five years. While this statistic is sobering, it really is not a surprise. Also, knowing this industry and the fact this article was coming from someone selling a time tested franchise system, U.S. Lawns, the article ultimately [...]
"Time and tide wait on no man" as the saying goes. Not only is it painfully true but it is the ultimate motivation behind the discipline of time management. The discipline of time management is one of the hardest and most important we face in life. Those that do work on it and make progress will tell you they enjoy richer lives, more business success, and deeper relationships as a result. They will also tell you it is not easy and not linear. [...]
What a great quote and how logical and easy it appears. However, in reality it is one of the hardest things we face in life and many brilliant people have dedicated their lives to help us here. Think of Steven Covey and two of his seminal works, "Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People" and "Putting First Things First". The topic has been raised, discussed, lectured, laid out and even outlined and it remains a difficult yet determinant step to success. If you have [...]
There are a lot of questions here that are under your control as a business owner that can help you attract the better candidates to hire. You can sit back and blame the overall quality of the labor market, or you can put your attention on the factors which are under your control.