About Dave Tucker

Dave Tucker has been in the service IT business since 1987. A self-taught programmer, he created his software and then started helping other companies to systematize their processes and increase profits through the use of technology, information, and networking. Dave is president of CLIP software, with over 14,000 companies using the software. He has written two books: "Lawn Maintenance and the Beautiful Business" and "Piecework and the Beautiful Business."

Four essential lawn maintenance business success systems: Part 3

The way you spend money can have a significant impact on your lawn maintenance business success. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here with yet another chat about the importance of systems. Today we’re focusing on vendor systems. Whether you’re in the lawn maintenance business or show business, you need other businesses [...]

Four Essential Lawn Maintenance Business Success Systems: Part 2

Let's talk about how developing your lawn maintenance business success systems will empower your employees and help grow your business. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to continue our chat about the beauty of systems. As you’ll recall, systems are the secret to a business that runs without you. With the [...]

Four Essential Lawn Maintenance Business Success Systems: Part 1

Having the four lawn maintenance business success systems in place is the secret to having a business that will run without you, even as it grows. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here, writing in from the beach. Okay, not really, but I certainly could be—and you can, too. You just need [...]

How To Extend Your Lawn Maintenance Business Income Through Winter

With a bit of creativity and a little planning, your lawn maintenance business income can support you and your employees year-round. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about what happens with your lawn maintenance business when everyone’s lawn is buried in snow. Needless to say, the grass isn’t growing [...]

Four Vital Lawn Maintenance Business Data Metrics That Will Set You Free.

Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about lawn maintenance business data. And today’s lesson comes down to this: You manage what you measure. All you have to do is start keeping track of something, and you’ll see almost immediate improvement. But we’re not going to stop there. Let’s talk [...]

How to grow a lawn maintenance business one level at a time

The best way to grow a lawn maintenance business is to start thinking like a big company even when you’re still small. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about business growth and the mindset behind it. As you know, I’m all in favor of starting small. I love telling [...]

Smart Tips For Hiring the Right Lawn Maintenance Business Employees

As your lawn maintenance business grows, you’ll need more lawn maintenance business employees to keep it going. Here’s our quick guide to hiring the right people. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about the ABCs of hiring for your lawn maintenance business. Hiring is a highly personal process, and [...]

How to Use Creative Problem-Solving to Grow Your Lawn Maintenance Business

With a creative problem-solving mindset, you can overcome any obstacle to growing your lawn maintenance business. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about thinking outside the box. When you’re running a small business, you’re bound to encounter a few hiccups. And you’ll sometimes need a creative mindset and a [...]

A Handy Guide For Choosing the Best Lawn Maintenance Business Equipment

Lawn maintenance business equipment is a mainstay of what you do each day. So, let's talk shop (and shopping). Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here again to talk about the beautiful business. This time of year, you're likely to be noticing that some of your machinery and tools are looking a [...]

Lawn Maintenance Paperwork 101: Estimates, Agreements, and Contracts

Strong systems, organized records, and documentation can help keep your lawn maintenance business running smoothly. Today we’re talking about estimates, agreements, and contracts, as well as the importance of trust. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here with a little Paperwork 101. We’re going to talk about the purposes and differences between [...]

How to Market to and Win Your First Lawn Maintenance Customer (Part One)

You can execute a simple, effective marketing plan for your lawn maintenance business without a fancy business degree. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to demystify the world of marketing. There’s a lot of high-brow terminology out there about marketing and sales, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. What is [...]

How to Create a Productive Lawn Maintenance Season Plan

You need a solid lawn maintenance season plan to ensure a profitable year. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here, and today we’re talking about timing and planning. The beautiful business is ruled by the four seasons, so it’s important to take weather changes into consideration when you’re making plans. Marketing seasons [...]

The Beneficial Basics of Starting a Lawn Maintenance Businesses

Starting a lawn maintenance business involves some nitty-gritty details. Hey, Clippers! Dave Tucker here. Today we’re going to go over some of the serious stuff - the important legal steps you need to take to protect your beautiful business. This may not be the most exciting material we cover in [...]

Why lawn maintenance residual income is such a solid source

Lawn maintenance residual income is an excellent source for financial security. Hey Clippers! We’re talking money today here on CLIP.com. And I've got a question at the end, so stay with me here! You may have heard the term “residual income” before. Depending on who you ask, it’s also called [...]

A Few Undeniably Good Reasons to Start a Lawn Maintenance Business

Hey, clippers! Dave Tucker here with the next installment of our CLIP startup series.    Today I want to talk about a few reasons why you should choose lawn maintenance for your business. And I’d like to start with a story.   My nephew, James, was eleven years old when [...]

Story of Two Landscapers

There were two landscapers in the town of Work Opportunity. They were Fred Grows and Joe Smart and they had each built a sizable Landscaping company.  The gross sales for each company were right at $1,000,000.  That means that they were in the upper 3% of all landscape companies in [...]

Four Excellent Reasons to Own Your Own Business

Hello, Clippers! Dave Tucker here again.  As promised, we’re kicking off the CLIP.com series on starting your own successful lawn maintenance business. As you may recall from last week’s article, my family is my top priority. Back in 1986, I wanted to earn a little extra money to support them, [...]

Announcing The Quick CLIP Lawn Maintenance Business Startup Series

Hello, Clippers! Dave Tucker here. When I first started mowing lawns for my brother-in-law in 1986, I did it because I had a family to feed and bills to pay. But it wasn’t long before I saw the opportunity that exists in the lawn maintenance industry. I worked hard and [...]

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