5+ Reasons to Join Us at Cultivate’23 and Grow Your Business
We look forward to seeing you July 15-18th at Cultivate’23 in Columbus, Ohio – the Green Industry event offering countless opportunities to grow your business and enhance your career. We will be there with five in-person educational sessions on extremely timely industry topics such as compensation, talent, succession and exit planning, and more that you will not want to miss.
Attend the “Compensation Basics” Educational Session on
Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 4:00 PM in Room A220.
Is employee compensation costing your business too much? Are you in a constant cycle of never-ending pay increases to find and keep good people? Do you know if your pay is competitive? No matter what area of human resources you work in, a general foundation and understanding of compensation are important to have as it supports and links to many other programs and functions.
Michael Maggiotto, Jr., Director of Human Resource Solutions at BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group, states, “This is especially timely for the green industry. This session will provide the foundational tools to help business leaders, HR departments of one, HR Generalists, and HR Compensation Specialists develop a compensation strategy and structure that makes sense for their business.”
Attend the “Building Your Bench: Recruiting, Motivating, and Retaining Talent in the Green Industry for Today and Tomorrow” Educational Session on Sunday, July 16 at 4:00 PM in the Short North Ballroom.
Do you currently have the right people on the bus? Are you concerned with building and keeping your bench for today and tomorrow? “The tight labor market, especially in the Green Industry, means we must change our thinking and recruit from outside the industry. This session will look at the ever-changing labor market and strategies you can take to build your human capital for today and tomorrow,” according to Todd Downing, a Managing Partner at BEST.
Attend the “Succession or Sell: Taking Over a Horticulture Business” Panel Discussion on
Monday, July 17 at 3:30 PM in the Union Station Ballroom C.
Succession and exit planning are hot topics in the green industry. Baby Boomers comprise 21% of the U.S. population, they own 60% of all U.S. businesses, and 83% of those owners have no set succession plan. The Horticultural Industry is known for being composed of many family-run businesses. However, only 30% of family-owned businesses survive into the 2nd generation. AmericanHort has assembled a group of owners who have taken over a family business either from inside the family or purchased it from the outside to share their experiences, challenges, and advice for successful generational transfer or taking over or even potentially selling in the future. Don’t miss this informative session moderated by Chris Cimaglio, CEPA®, Certified Value Builder™, and Managing Partner at BEST and PivotPoint Business Solutions, and Larry Turow, CEPA® at PivotPoint Business Solutions.
Attend the “Succession & Exit Planning: Driving the Value of Your Business in the Green Industry” Educational Session on Tuesday, July 18 at 9:30 AM in Room A110.
Attend the “Value Acceleration: Command Top Dollar for Your Business” Educational Session on Tuesday, July 18th at 11:00 AM in Room A110.
According to Chris Cimaglio, “An Exit Planning Institute report found that over 75% of business owners who have sold their business profoundly regret it within a year after the sale. So, leadership succession and exit planning must consider both the transactional and emotional aspects of leaving your business. This session will examine preparation, planning options, and transitional strategies, especially in highly owner-dependent companies.”
“It is hard to transition when no one is in place to take over, but that doesn’t mean the planning should stop. On the contrary, it is more important than ever to get started. We will also touch on business continuity planning. It will also address your personal and emotional readiness and review actions you can take today for you and your business to become more transition-ready. This is a timely seminar as we are experiencing an increase in succession and exit planning in the horticulture industry,” states Larry Turow.
A “plus” reason to attend— Connect with The BEST Team in person at Cultivate’23! Their focus will be to make themselves available to meet with leaders wanting to discuss their executive hiring, succession planning, and restructuring and turnaround needs for their company. With decades of experience in corporate management, sales, marketing, human resources, and business advisory, BEST specializes in talent acquisition and management consulting for the horticulture industry.
If you represent a company with executive hiring, restructuring professional, or succession planning needs, please make an appointment to meet with us anytime throughout the show.
Contact us today, and may you have a great Cultivate’23!
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We look forward to seeing you in Columbus at Cultivate’23!