Management

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 […]

Accentuate the Positive: Build on What’s Right!

Last November, I had the privilege of speaking to a packed upper ballroom at TCI EXPO in Pittsburgh on the subject of mentoring employees as an important part of a company’s “healthy” culture. We discussed the need to grow people as a precondition to growing a business. I had many crew leaders and business owners […]

Take the Lead!

Leadership – the action of leading a group of people or an organization. Have you had the opportunity to be in a position of leadership? I bet you have, no matter your position in a group. There are so many situations in our lives where we can or must lead others. We have to take […]

Dealing with COVID-19 in the Office and in the Field

Tree care companies are facing numerous new challenges and obstacles in the workplace due to COVID-19 and the restrictions imposed in trying to halt its spread. In this article, we’ll share some of the concerns and experiences of company owners and staff around the country as well as the ideas and solutions some of them […]

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