Why Peer Groups?

“The right peer group can be the difference between incremental growth and exponential growth” (Michael Loban, CMO of InfoTrust)

If you want to grow your business, being a part of a peer group can help.

If you want to learn best practices for your industry, being part of a peer group can help.

If you want to interact with others who understand your role, being part of a peer group can help

If you’re looking for a place be challenged and encouraged, being part of a peer group can help.

If you want to learn from others and share your knowledge, being part of a peer group can help.

A peer group is a powerful force for improvement, change and success.  Peer groups provide a forum for feedback, help with decision-making and handling challenges, tactical support and accountability.                                                                                                                                                                                          

Existing Peer Groups Seeking Members

The following groups are looking to add one or more members. If you are interested, please email our peer groups manager:  Phil@GrowTheBench.com

  • Emerging Leaders - companies preparing for a leadership transition from one generation to the next
    • This group meets online monthly and collaborates in between meetings via email and private Facebook page.
  • Entreleaders - contractors with a mix of landscape and snow services
    • This group meets online monthly and collaborates in between meetings via email and private Facebook page. 
  • Snow Commanders - must be a member of the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA)
    • This group meets twice per year in person and collaborates throughout the year via conference calls, email, and private Facebook page.
  • Snow Warriors - must be a member of the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA)
    • This group meets twice per year in person and collaborates throughout the year via conference calls, email, and private Facebook page.

Peer Groups Being Formed

We are in the process of forming new groups in the following areas. Once enough members have been assembled, the group will launch. If you are interested in getting on the list, please email our peer groups manager:  Phil@GrowTheBench.com

  • Sales Professionals
  • Account Managers
  • Operations Management
  • Irrigation-Only Companies
  • Design/Build Focus Companies
  • Snow-Only Companies

Peer Group Levels

As new groups are formed, we encourage them to consider selecting one the following three levels. Each peer group will determine its own platform and pricing structure instead of appyling a "one-size-fits-all" approach. All groups are professionally administered and facilitated to remove the burden of these activities from group members. In addition, each group is provided online file sharing space and a private Facebook page to encourage collaboration.                                                                

LEVEL 1

  • Monthly (12) online meetings per year (Google Meetup, Skype, Zoom)
  • $99 per month

LEVEL 2

  • 1 in-person meeting per year (see options below)
  • 11 online meetings (monthly except for the month with the in-person meeting)
  • 11 private coaching calls with faciliator (monthly except for the month with the in-person meeting)
  • $499 per month 

LEVEL 3

  • 2 in-person meetings per year (see options below)
  • 1 guest speaker at one of the two in-person meetings
  • 10 online meetings (monthly except for the months with in-person meetings)
  • 10 private coaching calls with faciliator (monthly except for the months with in-person meetings)
  • $849 per month 

IN-PERSON MEETING OPTIONS

  • Factory or facility tour related to your industry including Q&A opportunities
  • Give & Take™ - an interactive, behind-the-scenes forum for the exchange of ideas, expertise and best practices
  • Couples Retreat - held in more touristy areas and include activities for your spouse during the day and group activities in the afternoon or evening

Peer Group Sponsors

Becoming a peer group corporate sponsor gives you one-on-one interaction with, and feedback from, your end users, creates name recognition and brand loyalty, and provides an opportunity for you to test your products on the people who will be using them. We are very thankful for our current sponsors: Caterpillar and SnowEx.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

If you are interested in sponsoring our peer groups, please email Phil Harwood, Managing Partner:  Phil@GrowTheBench.com