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! […]
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.
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 […]
Ever wondered whether you really need to get business insurance for your company? We don’t! If you don’t have business insurance now, it should be your #1 priority to get before the new year! Real-life Stories From “Lawn Maintenance and the Beautiful Business”: Progressive Insurance has a short list of […]
When you reach the end of the season it’s so tempting to discount your services to extend your season or to reach that end of year sales figure you created last January. You might be wondering why you can’t get more of your customers to purchase Fall cleanups, and debating […]
Ready to play the waiting game on proposals again this year? You already figured out your pricing that you need next year (See this article to calculate your man hour rating), and now you have to go through the hassle of creating new estimates/proposals. If you have been following our model, you […]
Sometimes in the Fall when the grass isn’t growing as fast or the wind just blew a pile of leaves down 5 minutes after your guys did a leaf cleanup a customer might ask you for proof that you were there. Your knee jerk reaction might be, “Fine, you’re fired!”… but […]
The gas price went down by $0.70! Is everyone in the green industry now profitable? Probably not. Going over the books for CLIP lawn care I saw that their gas was around 1.95% of income in 2014, and only changed to about 1.90% of income when gas prices went down. […]
Save yourself hours a week by routing efficiently When you first started your lawn company, you probably took any job that you could. Likely, it didn’t matter where the job was located in your town. Sometimes that’s what you have to do when you are just getting started, but to […]
Understanding the Difference Between Income and Profitability in Your Lawn Care Business If you’re looking to make a profit in lawn care, it’s critical that you know how to read your financial statements. It’s vital to know what you’re data’s telling you before you make decisions that impact your company. […]
Now that you know what your man hour rating is from “Dollars per Man Hour Rating Part One“, it is time to make sure that you make the right amount per hour from each of your customers. How can you do this? Knowing your man hour rating for […]
Do you know which of your customers are making you the most money? Do you know how much gas prices going up really affects your company? See the infographic below for some real numbers for a company, and how to improve your profitability by analyzing your costs per man hour. Below […]
Have you ever seen a neon green truck? How would you feel about years of advertising for only 1-2k, thousands of local people viewing your advertisement? Don’t you think you’d do a double take? One of the best ways to market yourself in the green industry is to stand out, and neon […]