This article was written by Ryan Marshall and originally appeared in the Frederick News Post here. For Dave Tucker, springtime means money. At least he hopes so. Tucker owns CLIP Lawn Care, a local lawn care and landscaping company, and when spring comes and the grass starts to grow, Tucker […]
There are only so many decisions you can make. Have you ever been “worn out” from making decisions? Have you ever felt exhausted from having to think about things over and over? The solution is likely delegation. It is a fact that we can only handle so many decisions in […]
When I worked as a lawn care business’ crew manager, my guys would take 2 hours just to get their trucks ready and leave the shop. And when they finally started, they still made their regular stop at 7-11 for coffee plus random breaks throughout the day — all while […]
Do You Have Trouble Motivating Your Team? Last week we discussed the first secret to extreme profit — The Perfect Customer. This week we’ll tackle the next step; motivate your employees to strive towards excellence by using piecework. 2nd Secret To Extreme Profit — Motivation Here at CLIP, we get calls all the […]
As the season slows down, it’s a great time to re-evaluate your pay system for your employees. Piecework is becoming a favorite new way to pay employees, and there are a lot of great reasons for it. If you’re on the fence about paying your employees piecework instead of hourly, don’t […]
Is Piecework Legal? At the GIE show I had a lot of questions about piecework. With more employment laws changing it seems like this is a great time to cover the legal aspects of it. While I am not a legal professional, and can’t give you direct legal advice. I […]
We’ve brought GPS tracking to CLIPxe (not CLIPitc, yet…) If you are using CLIPxe today you will probably need an update, and possibly an updated Android app for your guys. The good news is that it’s provided to you at no additional cost. If you are already using CLIP2go just […]
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.
How do you increase your productivity? You can only be as profitable as your employees are productive. Dave talks about how to increase your productivity in your company, and how to track that using reports in CLIPxe. What does a 5% increase in productivity do for your company?
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.
How do you use H2B program? I have heard about it, but I am not sure what it is. Do I need a lawyer? Do I have to pay extra for Employees? Learn more about H2B with Dave and Jonathan, and how they use it in CLIP Lawn Care! Webinar […]
How can I do Snow plowing contracts with CLIPxe? This webinar goes over snow plowing contracts, how to use them, and what it can do for you!
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”: Reason #1 – Mowers can Wander A company […]
Winter is a great time to decide whether you’re ready to hire your first employee. It’s also a great time to decide whether it’s worth it! Green Industry companies across the board claim that employees are their biggest headache. A one man show can only grow so big though – unless […]
So you are getting together your list for new equipment for 2016 and thinking about a truck or trailer – added crews mean added equipment, right? The first rule, of course, is pay cash. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford it – it would just hurt you in the […]
It’s almost the end of the year! If your company did well, that might mean it’s time to stock up on all the new equipment you want before January. Before you start making your list, remember, equipment is a DEPRECIATING (losing value) asset. Equipment is just a tool that you […]
What’s the Deal with H2B? The Green Industry is very seasonal in most areas of the United States, so of course finding legal, diligent, long-term and yet seasonal employees can be a pretty big challenge. Are you having issues in hiring new employees and looking for a legal solution? CLIP Lawn […]
Late Employees We had this problem for many years back when I was managing crews at Lawn Wright. With 12 crews to get out (over 30 employees) and servicing over 600 clients a week, it was important to get the guys out the door as early as possible. We had the starting […]
Here are some helpful tips on talking to your guys about piece work (or any new incentive) Teach your team Concept 1 – Let’s all win! In a traditional pay model the company loses when the employees are inefficient. When they exceed their goals they lose because they don’t see any […]
“Quality will go down the toilet.” Systems, like clear envelopes with money that is taken away at each complaint, can keep your quality up – or even improve it! “It’s not legal.” This simply is not true (but please do your own homework for your state/country). The law provides room […]