Hi, my name is Steve. I write a column for Turf Magazine, am the owner of Southwest Landscape Management in Columbia Station, Ohio and have a small consulting business called Rak Consulting that helps landscape companies grossing $1 million or less in sales grow to the next level. Since I write for Turf and this site is an affiliate, the publishers and I thought I could use this space to expand on some of the topics I cover in my articles. Kind of like an interactive platform to discuss best practices, systems and ideas that can help all of us grow our businesses. I am also working on a book that will cover growing a landscape business and I will post updates here and ask for input from anyone willing to give me their two cents. I will be happy to answer any questions you have about getting your business to the next level, wherever you are in the process. Just remember I try to stay focused on the companies with revenues of a million or less. Let me know your thoughts and questions. So how has this year been for your company? Strong? Profitable? Terrible?