Convention 2023: Find Solutions at the Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Why attend CLCA’s 2023 Annual Convention? Golf? To forge new relationships and renew old acquaintances? To experience the excellence of California landscaping during the Trophy Awards ceremony?

CLCA’s Events Committee has added one more reason to attend: The Breakfast of Champions, roundtable discussions that are short, concise and practical, full of valuable information you can immediately put to use. During this fast-paced discussions, you can table hop to broaden your scope, or focus on one specific challenge for your company.

The Events Committee has just released topics and table leaders for these amazing discussions. Plan now on joining us for breakfast on Thursday, November 9.

Profiting from Water Management
Table leader: Tom Sweeney, Landscape Care Company

Water management is an integral part of the landscape business equation. Let’s discuss how to add that specific service as an income item in your list of landscape services.

Effectively Managing Clients
Table leader: Megan Rios, Rios Design Studio, LLC

Managing your clients is something not often considered. We manage our costs, our employees and daily operations, but let’s talk about managing our clients from start to finish. They have certain expectations and observations that we as Owners, Managers and Employees need to be aware of and manage throughout that business relationship.

How to Control Costs
Table leaders: Evan Moffitt, SiteOne Landscape Supply and Sal Hernandez, Pacific Breeze Landscape, Inc.

Costs! They can define the profitability of a job. How do we control them without compromising quality or working conditions. These costs might be materials, labor, overhead, vehicles or fuel. We will provide some ideas, but we are looking for your participation in sharing your strategies with the group on controlling costs for the good of your operation.

How to Diversify Your Revenue Stream
Table leader: Frank Niccoli, Foothill College

One key to success is diversifying your revenue stream. Learn what untraditional services consumers are demanding and your peers are offering.

Electric Equipment Evolution
Table leader: Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs Landscaping

California is bracing for an electric revolution. Where are you in the process? What daily practices and or infrastructure have you had to put in place to prepare for the use of electric equipment in your operations? What has worked for you? What has been a challenge?

Managing Your Fleet – Lease vs. Buy
Table leader: Gary Cooper, Frank + Grossman Landscape Contractors, Inc.

Vehicles are a major part of your business. When does leasing versus purchasing make sense for your operation? What other equipment is cost-effective to lease? How do you maintain your fleet? How do you instill pride in the fleet for your employees to maintain it as such.

Top Small Business Issues
Table leader: Gordon Larson

Join us for a search for solutions to your small business challenges. What steps have others in similar situations taken to be successful?

Mastering Social Media
Table leader: Briana Johnson, Dirty Marketing Group

As technology evolves, so does our ability to communicate with our customers. Discussion will focus on what those communication avenues look like now and in the future. We want to know what has worked for you and be ready to learn about some fresh new approaches in promoting your business and your image.

The Breakfast of Champions

Roundtable discussions
Short, concise and practical
Thursday, November 9
7 – 8:30 a.m.