Landscape Disruptors is a fun, light hearted, and entertaining platform that showcases top performers in the landscape and snow industry and discusses all things related to business and beyond. This is a platform for sharing advice related to helping landscapers build successful and well-planned out businesses of their own. Viewers can expect a variety of guest experts to talk about all functions related to business, including sales, marketing, making better equipment decisions, and various other topics that will help you build a more efficient and more profitable landscape company.
Emerging and Disruptive Business Trends and Web 3.0
Lisa Buyer is an industry disruptor in all things related to marketing, PR, web 3.0, and beyond. The latest episode featuring her and your favorite host Stanley Genadek the Dirt Monkey, was thought-provoking on all levels. She had Stanley's head spinning by the time they finished the recording, leaving us all wanting to learn more.
Throughout this episode, Lisa and Stanley get into everything related to business. From finding a better balance as an entrepreneur to achieve health and wellness, what future business trends are emerging in 2022, what the new web 3.0 could potentially look like, and how business functions from sales and marketing will change.
She also most recently wrote an article on the future of the Meta Verse and a more decentralized web 3.0 and spoke about all things related to NFTs on Search Engine Journal.
If you want to learn more about Lisa Buyer and the future of everything related to marketing, PR, NFTs, and web 3.0, catch her social pr secrets podcast.
The Art and Math of Buying and Selling Landscape Equipment
Most landscapers look at equipment as tools—a way to get the work done more efficiently and effectively without adding additional labor costs to projects. But the way George Urvari from Oriole Landscaping looks at equipment is a whole new level.
George has his numbers so dialed. He can tell you exactly his equipment to sales ratio, how it impacts his bottom line, how it improves productivity, and the list goes on.
He is a leader in the art, math, and science; yes, we said the science of buying and selling equipment. But don't take our word for it. Take the time to listen to George Urvari and Stanley Genadek the Dirt Monkey on the latest episode of the Landscape Disruptors podcast. This episode will change the way you acquire landscape equipment completely.
Talking Landscape Dirt with Kris Borgman
How well do you know and understand your dirt? No, we're not talking about the job site gossip or the dirt on your boots. We're actually talking about soil. The stuff plants are grown in and how they absorb nutrients from the ground.
It's exactly what President and co-founder Kris Borgman has built his business on at Soul Solutions Monitoring. Their key message goes something like this: "It's not the total amount of nutrient in your soil, but can your soil release those nutrients in forms and rates to match plant uptake demands at critical growth stages."
And throughout this episode of the podcast with none other than Stanley Genadek the Dirt Monkey, they get into soil sampling and how taking a predictive and prescriptive approach can help make you more money and all the other applications that could apply your business. Everything from the upsell, garden enhancements, reducing plant warranty, customer trust, and so much more.
How To Motivate The Next Generation of Landscapers
Skilled labor shortage aside, another reoccurring issue plaguing our industry is mostly employee engagement, specifically around the up-and-coming generation of skilled laborers.
Generational theory, gen x, gen y, whatever you want to call it, we're not sure it matters. Anyone can work for a paycheque, but the reality is, most people want to work to build a career for themselves and find day-to-day purpose within their professional life. The average person works roughly 90,000 in their lifetime, so for an employee to seek that opportunity to grow professionally and thrive is not an unreasonable ask.
And the latest episode of Landscape Disruptors discusses just that. Stanley Genadek, the Dirt Monkey, and green industry business consultant Jackie Hart go into great detail on better engaging the next generation of skilled labor and what most people, not just the next-gen, are seeking within their professional lives.
How to Build High Performers in Landscaping
Solutions to problems, in most cases, don't always stem from the root of the issue. More often than not, they are complex and require a much broader and holistic look at solving the challenge.
Step into Brent Giles's world. Former landscape business owner, he worked at and led one of North America's largest snow removal providers. Entrepreneurial at heart, team builder, and now a high-performing leader in the green industry world, he's learned firsthand how to take a holistic approach to solve recruiting and retention problems in the skilled trades.
Throughout this episode, Stanley Genadek, the Dirt Monkey, and Brent Giles discuss the current challenges in retaining team members within your landscape company and how to ensure they develop into high performers within your company.
Landscape Community Gives Thanks - Veterans and Remembrance Day
The work ethic parallels between the green industry and those that serve within the armed forces are frequently shared. Discipline, unwavering commitment, relying on a team of people to get the work done, time management and executing on a schedule and plan, and the list goes on.
Eric Jones aka the Turf Teacher, served in the USA military for 17 years before transitioning into the green industry and operating his own company, Elite Landscape services. He now educates countless aspiring landscape contractors in horticulture and is more commonly known as a Turf Up Radio show host and advocate for the green industry on social media.
In the latest episode of Landscape Disruptors, he and Stanley Genadek, the Dirt Monkey, give thanks to those who formerly and are currently serving in the armed forces and discuss what opportunities exist in the armed forces. This is an episode you want to want to miss.
Episode week of 11/26/21 was amazing!!!
Okay let me go down a rabbit hole a little. I started doing dirt work on the side in 2013 and I planning on going full time may of 2022. But with that said my main job for over 17+ years now is that I drive a 18 wheeler for quiktrip and deliver to 10 to 18 stores a night. Over the last 4 years I have seen the younger kids coming on but they could careless about the money. They come to work and think that I make $380 plus a night (I get paid by the load. So I work hard and fast to only work 6 hours a night.) and they only make $15 a hour for 8 hours. So they see it as I should do 75% and they should do 25% of the work. This podcast opened my eyes. If you are having a hard time understanding the kids today this episode may help you understand what the kids are thinking. I could go on and on but give this podcast a try it could help you.
These last 2 episodes have been some of the best podcast recorded geared towards the green industry! I LOVE hearing all the learning experiences from failures!
Not near as much fluff as other landscape podcast I like info that could possably help my business peoples story’s are unique but how there background about there small business is cool but doesn’t help me really grow my business