ANLA Mgmt., Clinic

Whispering Crane Institute chopToday is Feb. 6th and that means time for the clinic. I’m sitting here at 1:30 in the morning(as usual) tying up some loose ends before I drive off later this morning.

I am very curious as to the attitude of this years attendees at the clinic. How will they be affected by the economic climate? How energized will they/we be? The group is usually very upbeat-very positive.

How about size? Will attendance be down? Is ANLA membership down?

It’s rough for a lot of folks out there(my SIL was let go yesterday) there may not be a lot of money for landscaping, improvements, new additions, big rebuilds, etc.

All of the interest coming my way so far is non-residential. I haven’t looked at a private residence job since last November and we lost that job because someone else came in 25% lower, or maybe more.

This weekend will be interesting. The great thing about the Mgmt Clinic is the attendees come in from all over the U.S. this will allow me to get a handle on thinking across the country.

Stay tuned.

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

1 comment

  1. man,
    i haven’t gotten a client nibble since oct., and they have put things on hold –

    Ouch, you’re not kidding are you? We have got to get this thing moving, and make something happen, and soon.

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