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 Marcus vandeVliet develops and delivers presentations focusing on the elements of effective and efficient business management and strategic planning for long-term success.  Each presentation is customized to meet the express needs of the client, the audience, the venue, and the desired outcome.                                       

Marcus has given presentations at business meetings and trade shows throughout the United States and Canada, primarily in the construction and landscape industries, for more than a decade, and is noted for his ability to inform, educate, and entertain in a way that brings about positive change.

Videos of Marcus vandeVliet Speaking 

Power Planning Video  (Click link to play)
Manage Software video  (Click link to play)


Following are Presentation Topics that have been developed for delivery to a variety of business owners and executives.  Each presentation is tailored to meet the specific objectives of every client, and have ranged in length from one to eight hours, depending if it’s a speech or an interactive session.

Business Plans that Get Implemented

Provides a framework for business planning, targeting team run organizations looking to reach their potential.

The Project Process

Helps establish a dynamic and practical process that when followed will streamline operations and ensure consistency.

Effective Management Of Your Greatest Risk: Labor.

Addresses ways to improve management and evaluation of field personnel more effectively for greater profitability.

Job Costing:  A Critical Part of Maximizing Your Profits

Provides a comprehensive look at how job costing can become a vital tool in improving estimating and employee management for a stronger bottom line. 

Improve Your Cash Flow

Explains why and how cash flow has changed in today’s complex economy and delineates methods to improve cash flow.

Elements of Success that Improve Operations

Reveals six key elements to sustaining a profitable business and points the way to how they can be easily implemented for real improvement.

Lean production

Describes how to focus on developing and controlling internal systems and processes to maximize your resources and improve profitability.



Marcus has provided presentations for the following Groups:

The American Nursery and Landscape Association.

Masters in Landscape Business Management program (developed and presents the entire program)

The Management Clinic (regular speaker on various topics)

Landscape Operations Tour

The New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association

Chapter meetings

Annual Conference (regular speaker on various topics)

South Jersey educational conference

Rutgers University

Pennsylvania Nursery and Landscape Association

Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Tradeshow.

Landscape Contractors Association.

Hardscape Expo and Conference.

Real Green Systems User Group Conference.

Landscape Alberta Nursery Trade.

British Columbia Landscape and Nursery Association.

The Nursery and Landscape Association executives.

The Tree Care Industry Association.

Marcus has also provided presentations for the  following private companies.

  • PaveStone
  • Balgard Pavers
  • Unilock
  • EP Henry
  • Manor view Farms
  • Hedberg Aggregates
  • San Juan Pools      


Upcoming Presentations by Marcus vandeVliet 



2/18 & 19
Contract Writing 

Lancaster, PA



Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ


6 Key Elements

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ