Jan 4, 2020
The Boom-X Paradigm shift
Gone are the days of hiring labourers and treating them as such.
Dec 15, 2019
It’s time to get to know your business
Some keys to success to ponder before diving deep into next season.
Nov 15, 2019
Learn a lot from fellow business owners
Business owners share takeaways from recent two-day summit in Muskoka.
Nov 15, 2019
Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s professional development season
It’s a great time of year to consider giving the gift of professional development to your company.
Sep 15, 2019
September Summit: The Peer to Peer Network signature event
Make the time to leave your business for two days and you'll be glad that you did.
Jun 21, 2019
Celebrating shifting attitudes toward women in horticulture
A group of strong female leaders have paved the way for others to succeed in the profession.
Jun 15, 2019
Your business needs your work — even in June
Knowing your business well can help to easily identify when things start to go wrong.
May 6, 2019
Company culture part 2: Engaging your team to focus on wellness and safety
Business owners are responsible for providing support to those who need it.
Apr 1, 2019
Company culture part 1: Communicating and engaging your team
Clearly define your company culture with help from peers.
Mar 7, 2019
Take the pulse of your recruiting style
Job applicants under 30 will go straight to your Facebook and Instagram pages to see if your company culture matches their values.
Jan 29, 2019
Get real-time support for your business
LO's Peer to Peer Network offers business owners help online and through events held across the province each year.
Jan 7, 2019
The power of peers working together
Members of LO's Peer to Peer Network share the benefits they have received from time invested in the group workshops.
Dec 12, 2018
The curious entrepreneur
The last in a series of skills required by successful entrepreneurs.
Nov 6, 2018
Self reflection — a paradigm shift
To Millennial business owners, people are not a commodity.
Oct 10, 2018
Mastering the art of salesmanship is just one key quality for successful entrepreneurs.
Sep 15, 2018
The focused entrepreneur
A successful business owner must master the art of focus in order to be successful.
Jul 15, 2018
The resilient entrepreneur
Resilience is the key to moving through failed leadership, failed plans, or both.
Jun 15, 2018
Top skills of great entrepreneurs
A fully engaged business owner must include three main actions as part of their daily habits.
May 31, 2018
Peer to Peer Network is priceless for LO member business owner
Lindsey Ross believes every business owner and manager should belong to LO's peer group.
Apr 5, 2018
How to stop babysitting
The need for a structured hiring and onboarding program and clearly defined company culture.
Mar 15, 2018
How to attract talent in a new era
Attendees at the recent peer session learned from some top HR managers.
Mar 14, 2018
Peer Network resonates with business owner
Group participation shows owners are not alone.
Feb 15, 2018
If you aim at nothing...
Knowing what to measure in your business can be a difficult thing to determine.
Jan 15, 2018
Where there’s passion, there’s hope… and help
LO member business owners are getting results through participation in the association's Peer to Peer Network.
Dec 15, 2017
Become a master at what you do
It's time to look back and reflect on the past year of your business.
Sep 15, 2017
Lead your business and your people Peer To Peer Network Muskoka Summit
An outline for this year's two-day summit in Muskoka, Ont.
Jul 15, 2017
Measure only what you monitor, and monitor what you measure
Set aside a couple of days mid-season to ensure a solid finish to the year.
Jun 15, 2017
Notice what’s going well
Spend 30 minutes with each employee a couple of times each season.
Feb 15, 2017
Involve your team in developing processes to improve and celebrate success.
Jan 15, 2017
Abracadabra! Three unexpected steps to improved team results
A few simple steps to strengthen your team.
Dec 15, 2016
What’s lurking in your invisible arena? – Part one
Two distinct areas in which business owners must excel in order to reach their goals.
Jun 15, 2016
Keep it simple, keep calm and carry on
Managing a change from something simple to something complex or complicated is very tough.
Apr 15, 2016
Manage outcomes more than people
A look at the leadership style of a successful association.
Mar 15, 2016
Prosperity among peers - Mark Fisher
Mark Fisher explains how participating in Landscape Ontario's Peer to Peer Network has helped his business.
Mar 15, 2016
We are a landscape nation
Inaugural LMN Leaders Summit in Collingwood, Ont., was a must-attend for landscape business owners.
Feb 15, 2016
Prosperity among peers - Lexi Dearborn
Lexi Dearborn talks about her involvement with Landscape Ontario's Peer to Peer Network.
Jan 15, 2016
Navigating the invisible parts of your business
Business improvement steps for the year ahead.
Dec 15, 2015
The founding vision of Prosperity Partners
Many of you have made improvements in your business and career paths thanks to the Prosperity Partners program over the past 10 years.
Nov 15, 2015
Professional development season is here
This is the time of year when most of us in this industry breathe at least a brief sigh of relief, and start to think about winter month plans for you and your staff’s training and development.
Oct 15, 2015
Standing in the presence of greatness
Every now and then, all of us who run our businesses with a combination of passion and professionalism have very special and memorable moments.
Jul 15, 2015
Getting to the ROOT of business
Landscape Ontario has been offering an owner/manager workshop, entitled Build Your Prosperity, to our members since 2006.
May 15, 2015
The rubber hits the road
This month marks the start of the 2015 system test for your business.
Apr 15, 2015
It’s all about teamwork
Hang on to your hats. Here we all go…Boldly into the 2015 green industry season with hopes, budgets, goals, and a team to make it all happen.
Mar 15, 2015
Hiring smart — Who do you want to work with?
I think most of us turn the page of our calendar on the wall with a degree of hesitation at this time of year.
Feb 15, 2015
Peers share top five business concerns
On Warm Up Monday at Congress, Tim Kearney CLP and I delivered a session to launch the Peer to Peer Network.
Jan 15, 2015
Happy New Year! Every year at this time, many of us take stock and make resolutions of one kind or another to change something in our lives, our routines, or both.
Dec 15, 2014
You’re in good company
The newest resource offered to business owners by LO’s Prosperity Partners program is the Peer to Peer Network.
Oct 15, 2014
Bake business thinking into your business
Remember last month I wrote about a young local baker who was striving to make a go of his branded product?
Sep 15, 2014
Diamonds in the rough
Just prior to sitting down to write this article, I wandered into a new store in my home town.
Aug 15, 2014
Professional development: ‘Tis the season to start your plan
As August is upon us and you look forward to a break, I encourage you to spend a couple of quiet hours reflecting on your year-to-date.
Jul 15, 2014
Managing customer experience, Part 3
Consider whether everyone you work with has their priorities straight.
Jun 15, 2014
Managing customer experience, Part 2
Slow down, take a breath and shift your mind from the rough waters.
May 15, 2014
Managing customer experience, Part 1
Some tips on how to improve your customer's experience.
Apr 15, 2014
One of the most talked about challenges in this industry across every sector is finding good people.
Mar 15, 2014
Members helping members: New tool on the horizon
The Prosperity Partners Team at LO continues to move forward by building a new peer network resource for you.
Nov 15, 2013
The November files
Make notes all season long and time time now to review them before next season.
Oct 15, 2013
Explore Prosperity Partners’ path
Exciting new program designed to help business owners succeed.
Aug 15, 2013
Think about your future in your business
Most entrepreneurs are juggling the day-to-day challenges of their business, leaving no time for planning an exit strategy.
Jul 15, 2013
Keeping your stick on the ice
Bruce Morton, owner of Greenscapes Irrigation in Ottawa, shares his thoughts on the Prosperity Partners program.
Dec 15, 2012
Your personalized navigation system
I think it’s safe to say that at some point in time every business owner attends a seminar or two looking for new ideas and solutions.
Oct 15, 2012
Taking the pulse of 2012
This is the perfect time of year to check how your profits and systems performed in 2012.
Sep 15, 2012
The cost of not making people changes
Earlier this summer I wrote about the current reality trend of communicating with our clients to conduct business on their turf.
Aug 15, 2012
The work/life balance
We’ve had many business owners and managers engage in the Prosperity Partners Program searching for a work/life balance.