Professional Development

Why didn't someone tell me?

Why didn't someone tell me?

December 1, 2016

Even the most grizzled snow industry veteran was new at one point. And, regardless of whether they followed a tried-and-true blueprint or winged it, they inevitably experienced “Why didn’t anyone tell me ...” moments here and there. While some may succumb to the adversity, the most successful contractors learned from it and became stronger. Read More

Get the inside scoop

Get the inside scoop

April 29, 2016

ASCA Snow Academy isn't an ordinary educational conference. Instead, it's a direct link to what's going on in your segment of the industry and how it impacts your overall operations. Read More

5 tips for setting your salary

5 tips for setting your salary

January 19, 2016

If you’re a sole proprietor with no employees and very little business overhead, what you pay yourself is pretty much what you earn in sales minus your costs and taxes. Read More

End The Holiday Party Blues

End The Holiday Party Blues

December 14, 2015

The office holiday party can turn into a missed opportunity if not a disaster. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Go in armed with a few power questions, and you can leave the party having created and strengthened key relationships. Read More

’Tis the Season to Be Awkward

’Tis the Season to Be Awkward

December 11, 2015

Communication consultant Geoffrey Tumlin explains how to navigate the gauntlet of conversational awkwardness during this year’s company holiday party and offers five tips for surviving. Read More

Hone your humility

Hone your humility

October 23, 2015

Business leaders are hardwired for ego-based thinking, yet that big ego of yours may be the downfall of your entire operation. Rein in your ego the right way. Read More

More lucrative snow contracts

More lucrative snow contracts

September 3, 2015

Eliminating hold-harmless and indemnification clauses from service contracts means more than just a reduction in contactor liability. ASCA Executive Director Kevin Gilbride explains the legislation’s financial impact on the industry, and how close this is to becoming a reality in a number of snow states. Read More

The ground we've gained is too valuable to lose

The ground we've gained is too valuable to lose

July 27, 2015

ASCA Executive Director Kevin Gilbride reports about last week's Day on the Hill event in Washington DC. While the momentum for change built at the event is significant, this progress could be stunted without your involvement and support. Read More

Get rid of hold-harmless agreements

Get rid of hold-harmless agreements

June 24, 2015

A major problem plaguing the professional snow and ice management industry centers on contract language, specifically the indemnification clause. ASCA Executive Director Kevin Gilbride outlines the ASCA Action Network and its plan to rid the industry of hold-harmless agreements. Read More