Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast

Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast

This show digs into the challenges of growing a Lawn Care and Landscape business while maximizing your profit. Whether you are just starting a lawn care and landscape business or have been in business for decades, whether you only have one service or several, our podcast has something for you.In this podcast, we will cover how you can:Maximize profitCreate leaders in your team so you can finally wear your CEO hat.Stop worrying about how you will pay your bills during the down season.Discover the hidden bleeds that kill profits.Generate more income while at the same time spending more time with your family.


April 15, 2024 62 mins

In this episode of the Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast, host Christeen Era engages in a profound conversation with David Potts, the dynamic owner of USA Insulation in Ohio. This episode delves into the incredible journey of a small business that soared to unexpected heights, achieving an 800% growth in revenue over four years. Potts shares his transition from an ambitious sales rep to a visionary business owner who navigated thro...

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In this enlightening episode titled "Fundamentals of the Monthly Financial Workflow for Small Businesses", Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast sheds light on the crucial yet complex aspects of financial management that every small business owner must navigate. Financial expert Christeen delves into the significance of a solid financial workflow, exploring everything from documentation gathering and transaction recording to ...

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In today's enlightening episode, we dive deeply into the transformative effects of CliftonStrengths® in reshaping workplace environments and culture. We explore how this innovative tool is revolutionizing company cultures across the globe, significantly boosting productivity, and dramatically improving team dynamics. The discussion kicks off with an in-depth look at the power of a strengths-based culture, making a compelling c...

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In this enlightening episode of Green Profit Academy's Pros Podcast, host Steve Bousquet welcomes Erich Kolb, a seasoned veteran of the green industry, for an in-depth discussion on the multifaceted journey of a landscaper turned business coach. Erich shares the rich tapestry of his career, starting from his humble beginnings mowing lawns as a child, to founding his first company in 1993, and navigating through the ups and dow...

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In this enlightening episode of the Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast, we delve deep into the crucial topic of "The 5 Essential Steps to Increasing Your Trade Business's Value." Our journey through this maze of business enhancement is tailored for trade business owners who are eager to elevate their establishments beyond the ordinary. Whether your sights are set on a future sale or you're passionate about forgin...

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In this pivotal episode of the Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast, we delve into the critical topic of cash flow management—a lifeline for the survival and expansion of small businesses. Christeen & Steve break down the complexities of managing cash flow amidst the unique challenges of the trade sector, including handling physical inventory, navigating the intricacies of supply chain management, juggling labor management, and ad...

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In episode 51 of Green Profit Academy Pro, you're invited to join host Christeen Era and accounting expert Jaime Turney as they delve into the lush landscape of financial mastery. This insightful conversation is tailored to help business owners, both seasoned and new, to nurture their financial knowledge and ensure that their meetings with accountants turn into powerful opportunities.

For entrepreneurs aiming for sust...

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Dive into an enlightening episode of Green Profit Academy Pro's Podcast where our esteemed host Steve Bousquet explores the vibrant journey of Zach Spicer, the entrepreneurial force behind Spicer's Lawn Care and Landscape Design. 

Witness how Zach's innovative branding, exceptional service, and a transformative personal story culminate in a thriving business that stands out in the competitive Eastern Connect...

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In this episode of the Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast, we navigate the complex realm of tax strategy with our esteemed guest, Mary Pierce, owner of Pierce and Company, a reputable CPA firm in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Armed with a rich background in small business operations and an unwavering dedication to hard work, Mary's professional journey is as diverse as it is impressive. From working in her family's auto pa...

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February 12, 2024 64 mins

Welcome to another enlightening episode of the Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast! Today, we're diving deep into the realm of 'Profit First Advanced'. We've harnessed and implemented these advanced tactics in a way that has revolutionized businesses, steering them towards a path of sustained success.

In our previous episode, we dissected the basics of the Profit First model. If you missed it, we highly r...

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February 5, 2024 66 mins

Dive into the roots of profitability with the Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast! In this enlightening episode, we're revisiting the foundational principles of 'Profit First', a revolutionary business approach envisioned by Mike Michalowicz. As loyal listeners, you're likely already familiar with both Michalowicz's original book and its industry-specific adaptation, 'Profit First for Lawn Care and Lands...

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January 29, 2024 68 mins

Welcome to the latest episode of Green Profit Academy Pro's Podcast with hosts Steve Bousquet and Christeen Era! In this engaging installment, Steve and Christeen dive deep into the essential Lawn and Landscape Company Seasonal Launch Checklist, ensuring that your upcoming season is a roaring success.

As the new season approaches, it's crucial for lawn and landscape companies to make thorough preparations. The hosts leave ...

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Episode 45 of the Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast features an intriguing conversation with Steve Bousquet and Matt Thibeau, the visionary behind Savant Marketing. As a premier marketing agency for residential contractors, Savant Marketing is transforming the way contractors operate and scale their businesses.

Matt founded Savant Marketing with a clear goal: to help contractors transition from working in their business to running i...

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In Episode 44 of the Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast, host Steve Bousquet invites Danny Young for a in-depth discussion on the pros and cons of renting versus buying equipment. Danny Young, who has been with Sunstate Equipment for six years, brings a wealth of experience to the table. Sunstate Equipment is a prominent player in the construction, industrial, and general rental equipment industry. As the head of the western branch,...

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January 8, 2024 43 mins

Episode 43 of the Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast, hosted by industry experts Christeen Era and Steve Bousquet, features a dynamic conversation with distinguished guest Mike Michalowicz. Michalowicz is a renowned author who has recently published his groundbreaking book titled "All In."

In this episode, Michalowicz challenges conventional leadership norms, arguing that true leadership isn't about being the...

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January 1, 2024 64 mins

This episode dives deep into the world of business metrics and how to get accurate results, offering insights covered in chapter 11 of Christeen's Profit First for Lawncare & Lanscape Businesses.

Christeen and Steve define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Objectives & Key Results (OKRs). They shed light on how these can be implemented to track and accomplish your company's goals accurately, providing tips for ...

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In today's episode, industry experts Christeen Era and Steve Bousquet unpack the revenue tiers in lawn and landscape businesses.  In Christeen's book Profit First for Lawn Care and Landscape Businesses, she outlined the Targeted Allocation Percentages for a financially healthy business by sorting lawn care and landscape companies into seven tiers based on their total revenue ranging from $250,000 to $50 million. 

This epis...

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December 18, 2023 62 mins

Welcome to the 40th episode of Green Profit Academy's Pro's Podcast! On this episode, we're thrilled to have Linda Stapf, the founder of Stapf Financials, join us.

Linda has dedicated her career to helping businesses create and manage their wealth through a deep understanding of their financial numbers. As a certified expert in Profit First, Business Made Simple & Fix This Next, she has introduced the innovative &...

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Get ready to conquer the new year with Green Profit Academy's Pros Podcast episode, "Stepping Into a New Year - Know What You Want From It". Hosts Steve Bousquet and Christeen Era share invaluable insights for small business owners. They dive into reflection, strategic planning, and financial adjustments to ensure your business thrives!

They stress the power of goal setting to motivate your team and promote transparen...

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In the latest episode of the esteemed Green Profit Academy Pros Podcast, host Steve Bousquet has an enlightening conversation with Steve White, the accomplished owner of Second Nature. Mr. White generously shares his extensive experience in the landscaping and lawncare industry, providing listeners with a comprehensive understanding of the sector's intricacies.

In this informative discussion, White outlines his top th...

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