Partnering for Response Ahead of the Storm

As profitable as storm work can be for tree crews that clean up after Mother Nature’s messes, there are ways for companies to form partnerships ahead of time to make the opportunities more numerous, less problematic and more profitable. Storm networks are lead-generating organizations that work with insurance companies and homeowners to coordinate all the […]

Timely, Ethical and Profitable Mergers and Acquisitions

It may sound callous, but because of the current state of the economy, now might be a good time to pick up or sell a distressed commercial tree care business. After all, handled properly, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) allow the acquiring business to acquire another operation under favorable terms that is a good fit, and […]

Retention Through Engagement

We all know how hard it is to find good help right now. While hiring great help is a challenge, it’s just the first part of building a great staff. Your company is probably a mix of experienced help, untrained new hires and everything in between. Maybe you are still trying to figure out which […]

Leveraging Business Software in the Age of COVID-19

On the whole, commercial tree care companies were faring well amid the country-wide economic collapse related to COVID-19 in the second quarter of this year, but that didn’t mean the pandemic didn’t create some change. A July 2020 report by Jobber, a provider of business-management software, states that the entire home-service category saw a drop […]

Husband and Wife Tree Care Teams – Positives, Pitfalls, Paradigms, Paragons and Progressions

TCI’s Women in Tree Care Series Since September 2017, TCI has profiled a number of women who work in tree care and the jobs they perform. We’ve looked at the issues women face working in tree care, as well as the assets they bring to the industry. This is the second-annual March Women in Tree […]

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