October 2016

Features

Operations

Eye on the storm

Preparation is the key component to managing a successful and profitable winter season. Snow and ice pros share how they watch for weather and react to impending event reports.

A green and white mixture

Learn how Greenwise Organic Lawn Care uses a non-traditional approach to its snow removal services, and how you can apply the practices to your operations.

finance & accounting

Year-end closeout

As a business owner, you have at your disposal a number of basic strategies, along with several unusual year-end moves, to help reduce the annual tax bill.

Who are you?

The entity you operate your snow and ice management business as may cost you money. Snow Magazine's financial writer explains the best basic business entities to fit your specific operational profile.

More sales, not insomnia

Three presentation mistakes that are killing your sales pitch and putting potential clients to sleep. Here are solutions to the most common errors you’re making.

Labor

Align your goals

Are your training and business goals in synch? If not, one could unknowingly be sabotaging the other in your snow and ice management ops. Here are four keys to establish congruency.

Call for backup

When the huge winter storm hits, who are you going to lean on to get you through that event?

Get back aligned!

Maintaining a strong connection with your company’s mission and vision of a company drives employee engagement. Five ways to build a purposeful workforce

Are you experienced?

Book smarts may not be the only litmus test for hiring. Factor in a candidate’s real-work know how before making the final decision.

Kicking it "Old School"

If you want your organization to thrive, you'd better go retro in your service delivery. Four reasons your snow and ice management ops should bring back a traditional customer service philosophy.

E-nnoying

Don’t let your email inbox control your day or your life.

Plan or perish

Succession plan timing is critical. Waiting too long could be the death of your snow and ice management business

Build Phenomenal Leaders

Twelve factors to improve your leadership skills or help you identify those individuals in your organization who can take over leadership positions.

ASCA Update