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Building the Work Culture That Inspires A-Player Loyalty with Steve Bousquet

Dr. Sabrina invited Steve Bousquet back to the show to hear more about how he has grown his team from twelve team members to twenty-seven team members over the last few years using strategies that are taught in Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best book series.

Today, Steve shares his entrepreneurial story, his highs and lows when it comes to building a team, and how he has had to grow personally in order to grow his team. If you’re needing some ideas on how to attract and retain the A-players to your business that will help give you your life back, you’ll want to listen in to this inspiring and insightful conversation!

Steve’s story is included in Dr. Sabrina’s newest book, How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Team Members, which just published November 18th, 2020! Don’t miss it!

Steve Bousquet, a blue-collar executive, founded S&B Lawn and Garden Care in 1983 while in high school. Graduating from college with a BA in Economics, Steven continued operating his landscape company with the new name American Landscape Service. Steven added Lawn Science to the company in 1991 to form American Landscape and Lawn Science LLC. In recent years, Steve has grown his team from 12 team members to 27 team members, using the How to Hire the Best™ System.

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group.

Show Highlights:

  • Steve summarizes his backstory around being deeply in debt and his need to understand his numbers. Without profit, there is no business.
  • Having consistency and profitability in your business is necessary in attracting A-players to your team.
  • Steve shares why he thinks his team members are so loyal.
  • Tap the Potential’s Breakthroughs on the Bayou Retreat inspired an epiphany in Steve that ultimately allowed him to grow his team from 12 team members to 27 team members over a four-year period.
  • Dr. Sabrina explains the costs of high turnover rates. When you don’t have turnover, that money becomes profit!
  • The benefits that Steve has seen since implementing one-on-ones with his employees have been numerous.
  • Steve had to work on his own personal development in order to be the leader he needed to be for his team when he was able to turn his business finances around.
  • If you’re not willing to work on yourself, you won’t be able to keep the A-players that you attract to your team.
  • Be intentional about creating the culture that you want for your business.
  • How Steve started showing up as a leader and the impact it had on his team.

Links and Resources:

BUY THE BOOK ON AMAZON: How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Team Members by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

QUIZ: How to Hire the Best 

COURSE: How to Hire the Best

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Enjoy Listening to These Previous Episodes with Steven Bousquet!

Ep 90: Intentional Leadership with Pumpkin Plan Strategies with Steve Bousquet

Ep 14: Getting Out of Your Own Way in Business with Steven Bousquet

Books Mentioned:

How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Team Members by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

How to Hire the Best: The Rural Business Owner's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

How To Hire The Best: The Contractor’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz

The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Mike Michalowicz

Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential by Greg Crabtree and Beverly Blair Harzog

Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street

Connect with Steve!

American Landscape and Lawn Science LLC on Facebook

Steve’s Website

About The Author

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations. These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs. In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?” (as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.