With a landscaping business you need to stay in touch with your workers! Google just made it a little bit more affordable to do that. I’ve been using googles phone plan Project Fi personally for about 6 months. It seems to work pretty well for what I need, and I […]
Some small business owners that I have talked to have a hard time telling the difference between profit and salary. Owners take a draw from the company, so they don’t really understand how much they made until the end of the year. But for accounting purposes you should always include […]
What does swinging a kettle bell have to do with business? I read a book by Tim Ferris about working on your body. In the book he introduced a really important concept called the “Minimum Effective Dose”. If you use this concept in business it can help you focus on the things […]
CLIP Lawn Care in Murfreesboro just started this season and we’ve been growing and learning a lot about what it’s like to start up a company in a brand new area. Here are some of the things we found out and how we’ve grown. This is Javi, our local employee-of-all-trades. […]
The Spring madness gone and it’s time to iron out your systems and focus on your profits – and nothing can help find your full potential like CLIP! Knowing your employee efficiency, man hour ratings, and revenue reports can make a world of difference in your end of the year […]
Have you ever wondered why McDonalds, Taco Bell, and other franchises can have locations all over the world and make huge profits? The answer is their systems. They have systems in place that can be used by the average person to create profits with huge success. What would happen if […]
Do you know exactly what customers make you the most revenue? If you don’t, why not? When you know who your most profitable customers are, you can make your other customers profitable as well. If this is the first “Secret to Extreme Profit” you’ve read, go on back and read […]
The next secret to extreme profit (see the first secret here) is to motivate your employees to strive towards excellence with piecework. Here at CLIP Software, we get calls all the time from Lawn Companies asking how they can “track their employees with GPS to make sure they’re doing their work” – […]
Who is your perfect customer? Dave Tucker has been in the Green Industry for a long time (decades!!!) and seen lawn companies of all shapes and sizes thrive and fail. In his research of the industry he has found that there are really just 4 keys to extreme profit. As always, […]
Ever wondered how hard it would be starting a brand new Lawn Maintenance company in a brand new State? Well at CLIP we are going to start walking you through every month in our newest branch’s life. What CLIP Corporate Does: Every week Javi has a meeting with Green Industry experts that have already been there […]
How much do you pay yourself in salary as an owner of your company? Do you take a percentage of the revenues? Do you have a set salary with a raise every few years based on profits? Or even worse, do you share the business account with your personal account and […]
The more you get to know our companies associated with CLIP Software, the more you realize is going on! CLIP was started by a Lawn Company back in 1987 so you can say that we have a wealth of experience in the Green Industry. Sometimes it may be hard to figure […]
How do you setup customers that pay monthly? What about customers that split out payment over 8 months? Mowing contracts, or snow contracts, CLIPxe has a way!! Dave shows you how to setup those jobs in CLIPxe.
How do you start with piecework? What if you have jobs that won’t work with piecework? Dave goes over how to implement piecework for landscape and lawn maintenance companies.
Dave goes over Lawn conditions in CLIPxe. Lawn conditions function can be used to upsell services to customers, notify customers about issues with their lawns, and record problems that are unrelated to the service that you provide.
Location, location, location! That’s what real estate is all about and when it comes to the service industry, that’s pretty much what routing is all about as well. Having tight routes can increase your profits and cut your expenses by a tenfold! Just imagine that you have 5 minutes average of driving time between […]
Stephen goes over how to use CLIP2go with CLIPxe to speed up your recording process and get better more accurate information from your crew in the field.
Dave Tucker goes over the basics of using QuickBooks with CLIPxe
How do you setup Chemical application jobs? How do you keep track of weather conditions, quantities of chemicals applied, etc?
How do you motivate your employees? Dave Sr. goes over the 2nd secret to making your lawn care company more profitable and more manageable at the same time. For more info on motivating employees see this article