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.

The Pros and Cons Of Surcharges In Lawn Care

Considering the pros and cons of surcharges; yes, you make more money, especially with something like fuel. It's obvious, it's public, people drive past the gas station, and they see the price. It's an understandable expense that you could probably get away with adding to a bill.

On the other hand, creating customer loyalty can't be undervalued. Creating a nice, even, and boring business has a lot to be said for it.

Which Lawn Service Customers Should I Raise Prices For?

Which lawn service customers should I raise prices for? A Tale Of Two Customers Let's say you have a customer called Maryland Institute for Education. They're a bit of a commercial customer. When you do the job costing report in CLIP, you find out that you're making$65 per man, per [...]

Should I Raise My Lawn Service Prices Between Seasons?

We're just about ready to get into winter time. Now is the time when most people sit down and say "Hmm, I should have made more money last year and I didn't." One way to make more money is to raise your lawn service prices, right? If everybody pays more, boom, [...]

5 Ways To Market Your Lawn Care Business Locally

You operate in the same neighborhoods all the time, sometimes weekly, and that makes them the best place to market your lawn care business locally. That's a ton of time your crews spend in a specific area, making impressions on neighbors and customers alike. Also, if you can attract more [...]

Is Your Lawn Care Company Ready To Sell?

People tend to spend months, maybe years, planning to start their business, but hardly any time at all on is their lawn care company ready to sell. Being born in 1960 places me close to 60 years old. At this point, I know that I will not be able to [...]

5 Steps To Creating A Facebook Business Page For Your Lawn Care Company

If you haven’t set up a Facebook page for your lawn care business, you may be missing out on opportunities to connect with your customers and get more business. I’ve said it before on this site,  According to Pew Research, 69% of online adult Americans use social networking sites, and [...]

How To Determine Which Customers To Raise Lawn Care Prices For

How To Determine Which Customers To Raise Lawn Care Prices For Last month we talked about how raising lawn care prices can actually hurt your bottom line by causing your customers to get new bids which leaves you possibly losing your most profitable properties and keeping the worst ones. You might [...]

How to Use Instagram Stories: A Simple Guide for Lawn Care Companies

Instagram Stories came along last August and what seemed initially like Instagram trying to copy SnapChat has quickly become one of the most popular new social media tools to drop in the past few years.  Stories can be a massive boon to your lawn care business. What better way to [...]

Should I Raise Lawn Care Prices At The Beginning Of My Season?

Most consultants and lawn care business blogs will tell you to raise lawn care prices every year. It makes sense on paper, if I raise my prices by 5%, I should get 5% more revenue, and since my costs don’t change, I should be able to see 5% more on [...]

Snow Plowing — Living Through Feast And Famine

Snow plowing tends to be feast or famine — it might be 60 degrees on New Years Day one year, and you might have 2 feet of snow the next year. How can you still make money while maintaining all that expensive snow removal equipment? We recommend doing what the ski resorts do [...]

5 Reasons Why You Still Need A Business Phone

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 [...]

GIE+EXPO 2017 — The Largest Show Yet

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 [...]