No matter what, you should always be thinking about your exit strategy.
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.
You’ve probably noticed if you’ve been using CLIP that everything in CLIP is based on man-hours. Here’s how to use CLIP to pay with Piecework.
Last week we introduced you to Piecework, or if you’ve been around a while, refreshed your memory. This week we’re going to talk about how CLIP helps you pay with Piecework. You’ve probably noticed if you’ve been using CLIP that everything in CLIP is based on man-hours. You have a […]
If you’re like most landscape companies, especially this year, labor is hard to find. And motivating your employees to do that labor is even harder sometimes. Piecework can help make motivation a non-issue. We wrote a book on piecework and all of this information and a lot more it’s in […]
We’ve been talking about raising prices on your customers, the importance of job costing, and contracts. So now we’re going to get to the next step; how do we actually do the job costing? This is probably the easiest topic, but it’s the main thing you will need to determine […]
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, […]
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, […]
The 2018 CLIP Conference is just around the corner — just over six weeks away, on November 14-16 in Murfreesboro, TN — and we’re excited to share the final agenda with you today. Dave Tucker, Tony Bass, and a couple of folks who’ll be on the CLIP stage for the first time […]
The CLIP Conference is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to share the details you’ll need to make your trip to Tennessee a great one! For those of you heading down the I-24 corridor to spend two and a half days soaking in all the Lawn Care […]
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 […]
You have a full schedule each day — managing operations, running your crews, making your customers happy, handling emergencies, etc. This likely leaves you with little time for other things that come up. Something you likely don’t have time for is collections. Collections Collections are necessary for any business and managing the process […]
CLIP Lawncare And The Shrinking Effects Of H-2B Recently an “old time” customer asked me how CLIP Lawn Care, LLC in Maryland was doing. I responded, “Terrible!”. It has been a very hard year and a half. Right before the elections in 2016, Congress neglected to pass the “Returning Worker […]
The lifeblood of a small business is word of mouth. These days, word of mouth doesn’t just extend to the folks you interact with personally, it’s also your extended reach on social media. If a customer wants to figure out what local business to use for their lawn care needs, […]
With the season upon us and H2B remaining a swamp, you may be in a position in which you’re trying to find good employees. It can be a difficult task, so we wanted to help you out. 4 Steps To Finding Good Employees For Your Lawn Care Company Whether you’re ready […]
Today we’re introducing the CLIPitc Affiliate Program. This program is available to everyone and will offer our current customers and those who are close to the green industry a chance to make some extra money by recommending CLIPitc to others. For over 30 years, we’ve served and worked alongside our customers. […]
We’ve talked a bit about how to get your social media on point around here. I’ve compiled this list of resources to help you create imagery that will engage people, and because I understand not everyone is a designer, they’re listed in order of difficulty of use. 1) Take A […]
Being born in 1960 places me close to 60 years old. At this point, I know that I will not be able to run my companies forever. In fact “the end is near” as they say, and I wonder if the light at the end of the tunnel is an […]
Last year we entered a new stage of our partnership with BluePay and we’re incredibly excited to point out that you may accept ACH payments, via BluePay, from your customers. As you dig into your season, it may be a good time to see how you can automate parts of […]
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 […]