How to Use A Simple Lawn Care Pricing Formula?

A step-by-step guide to calculating estimates with a simple lawn care pricing formula. Hey, Clippers! Dave Tucker here to take you back to the basics: Pricing for lawn care services. We talk a lot about different lawn care pricing and job costing strategies around here. But if you’re brand new [...]

Should You Add Surcharges to Your Lawn Care Pricing Chart?

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.

How to Find the Right Lawn Care Company Accountant?

Hiring an accountant can be a fantastic move for your lawn care company—if you can find the right one. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about dollars and cents.  I’m sure we’ve all at least tried to DIY our finances to save a few dollars. But there comes a [...]

Lawn maintenance theft prevention tips for business owners

Practical lawn maintenance theft prevention tips to protect your business’s assets. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about risk and prevention.  Risk is inevitable no matter what business you’re in. Once you accept that truth, you can take very effective steps to prevent it. When you’re in the lawn [...]

Four uncommon tips for hiring lawn maintenance workers

Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about a vital topic in this day and age: hiring lawn maintenance workers.   It’s no secret that the labor market has been a little wacky over the past few years. You may have felt the effects yourself. But you don’t need to [...]

“Soft skills” secrets for lawn care employee retention

Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about employee motivation and lawn care employee retention. But before we can talk about employees, we have to talk about managers. Are you the kind of boss you’d want to work for? Here’s a little thought exercise: I want you to think back [...]

Is it Time to Hire a Lawn Maintenance Business Office Manager?

Hiring a lawn maintenance business office manager can cut your stress in half and make room for your company to grow. Hey CLIPPERS! Dave Tucker here to share this relatable quote from the owner of a small lawn maintenance business: “I am a one-man lawn care management team. I take [...]

Tips for lawn maintenance service in tiny, inaccessible lots

Creative, unexpected solutions for the most difficult-to-access lawns, from experienced lawn maintenance professionals. In the lawn maintenance business, the smallest yard can be the biggest pain in the neck. You’re bound to encounter tiny lots with tiny gates and have no idea how you’ll get your mower back there. And [...]

How to prepare your lawn maintenance business for a gold mine ahead

Is your lawn maintenance business ready to absorb a significant spike in demand if a competitor goes out of business? Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about the unexpected blessing of hitting pay dirt. Most of us have at least one local competitor who’s a bothersome pebble in our [...]

When is the right time to grow your lawn maintenance business?

Grow Your Lawn Maintenance Business There are three questions to ask yourself regarding plans to grow your lawn maintenance business. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about what’s next—for you. If you’ve been in the ‘beautiful business’ for a while, you might be thinking about growth. You might be [...]

How to prepare for a busy lawn maintenance business spring season

The key to a busy lawn maintenance business this spring is careful preparation. Hey Clippers! We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Springtime is crazy time in the beautiful business. You’ll be so busy you can barely take a minute to sit down, especially if you’ve got new [...]

What to do with your (beautiful) lawn maintenance business profits?

Your lawn maintenance business profits should support the lifestyle you want. But you’ve gotta define it first. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about the really fun part of the beautiful business: What to do with your profits. We’re going to get a little philosophical here, so bear with [...]

Four essential lawn maintenance business success systems: Part 4

Airtight financial systems are critical to your lawn maintenance business success—and keeping your operation in good standing. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here with one more chat about business systems. Today’s topic is an important one: Financial systems. Whether or not you’ve got a head for numbers, you can’t just ignore [...]

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 [...]

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