These days it feels like we should be able to handle all of our communication via apps, text message, and email, but you still need to set up and manage a business phone system. 5 Reasons Why You Still Need A Business Phone In 2017 1. Likely 20% or more […]
The end goal for any company isn't just to become profitable, it's staying profitable.
There are many areas where a company can reduce overhead and increase profit. For example, hiring employees with H-2B Visas can maximize the work while minimizing expenditures. If you go that route, it's crucial to know the proper process for applying to get workers with H-2B Visas.
With CLIP software, we take the hard part out. For instance, you can track employee efficiency on each individual assignment. When you've got more efficient employees on larger assignments, you're reducing the wear and tear of your equipment. We also help you get to each job quicker, so you're spending less on travel expenses.
It's also important to know when to raise and lower your prices, as well as whether it's beneficial for your company to allow ACH payments.
Not only will these business tips help you in becoming profitable, they also help ensure your company stays profitable.
This was my first year at GIE+EXPO and it did not disappoint. The folks over at GIE were Tweeting for days, giving little facts about the show. — How large the space is, how many miles you would walk if you saw everything, even how many basketball courts would fit […]
Are you considering GPS tracking to keep tabs on your crews? With technology expanding it seems that there are almost endless options to do so these days. You can have instant updates, notifications when they leave an area, reports about where they’ve been, and on and on. As the list […]
I just talked to my mechanic today. I was dropping off my minivan to get the struts repaired ($1000.00 job. I’ve done the work before but don’t enjoy that job). He had some business insights that we can learn a lot from in our industry! Working harder, not smarter He […]
Reviews have a significant effect on your local (think searching maps) search engine optimization efforts. Here are some tips for getting your local search engine optimization started for your lawn care business. If you search for “Lawn care Frederick, MD” you’ll see that the top results have reviews filled out. […]
As we get to the end of the year business owners and individuals start thinking about how to lower their tax bills! One way that your customers can do that is by installing solar. They’ll get the benefit of renewable energy, and possible lower electrical costs, and a sizeable Federal […]
What does swinging a kettlebell have to do with business? I read The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferris. 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 that really […]
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. CLIP Has Tools to Make Data Better Running a business can be time […]
In this webinar, Dave goes over Lawn conditions in CLIPxe. The 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. Capturing Emails Can Make Your Business Easier Capturing an […]
How do you identify customers that fit with your companies paradigm? Learn how to find customers that fit with what your company is trying to do!!
Dave goes over why you need to track your revenue (who pays me the most?) How do you track job revenue per hour and use that information to transform your landscape company.
How do you stand out from your landscaper competitors? Most customers ignore advertising and marketing, how do you get them to look at your marketing pieces? Don’t be another “total lawn care”, or “Green…” make your company stick in customers minds!
Learn about job costing, contract comparison, and other reports in CLIPxe that tell you where you are making money, and where you are losing money. Inspect What You Expect In part one of this webinar, we talked about how to measure success. Using reports in CLIP can help you determine […]
What reports should you prepare, how can you get ready for this year? Some of the CLIP staff help you figure out what to focus on. Does Quality matter the most to you? Should you focus on lowering your Price, or make sure that your phones are manned 100% of […]
How do you manage your company? How do you get better results out of your company? Dave Sr. has managed multiple companies and employees. He gives tips about running your business, delegation, and measuring your results. You Get What You Inspect, Not What You Expect If you measure it, it […]
Promotion can be done in so many ways in the Green Industry! You can market to customers through an online presence, as we mentioned last week, through advertising, signs, local markets and festivals, passing out flyers door-to-door, and in so many other ways! When you decide the best ways to promote […]
Promotion is the last step in your marketing plan, but also the most involved! Now that you got your products/services list together, determined your prices, and decided what area you want to work in – it’s time to promote your company. This is often the hardest step because it involves […]
What place do you want to work in? In making our marketing plans for the new year we have discussed the products that you want to sell and the price that you want to sell them for. Now it’s time to decide where you want to sell these products! Knowing […]
In setting up your marketing plan for 2016, having a price list is key! Now that you have determined what your product is that you’re selling, you need to know what money you need to make for selling that product/service. Determine Your Man Hour Rating: Your first step in making the […]
Most business owners don’t have a B.S. in Business Management or Marketing – they learn from experience! Experience is always the best teacher of life – but it can be handy to review some of those business tools as you prepare to have an even better season next year. So […]