Hey, clippers! Dave Tucker here with the next installment of our CLIP startup series. Today I want to talk about a few reasons why you should choose lawn maintenance for your business. And I’d like to start with a story. My nephew, James, was eleven years old when [...]
There were two landscapers in the town of Work Opportunity. They were Fred Grows and Joe Smart and they had each built a sizable Landscaping company. The gross sales for each company were right at $1,000,000. That means that they were in the upper 3% of all landscape companies in [...]
Hello, Clippers! Dave Tucker here again. As promised, we’re kicking off the CLIP.com series on starting your own successful lawn maintenance business. As you may recall from last week’s article, my family is my top priority. Back in 1986, I wanted to earn a little extra money to support them, [...]
Hello, Clippers! Dave Tucker here. When I first started mowing lawns for my brother-in-law in 1986, I did it because I had a family to feed and bills to pay. But it wasn’t long before I saw the opportunity that exists in the lawn maintenance industry. I worked hard and [...]
CLIP's alternative to end of the year proposals. How to use the dollars per man-hour reports to raise prices only where needed.
What sort of winter work do you typically do to get you through those cold months? Are you afraid of losing good employees? Maybe you're just scared of cabin fever. Either way, these tips will hopefully give you some ideas of what you can do during the long winter months. [...]
Snowplowing 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? Firstly, snow plowing requires that you [...]
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, [...]
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. If you can attract more customers [...]
Utilizing ACH Payments In CLIPitc Will Boost Your Profits As your season comes to an end, it's a good time to take stock and see how you can automate parts of your business for next year. If you can accept money from your customers without having to wait for a [...]
Are You Paying Yourself Enough As A Lawn Care Business Owner? Do you take a percentage of the revenues? Do you have a set salary with a raise every few years based on profits? Alternatively, even worse, do you share the business account with your personal account and just use [...]
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 to prove that you were there. If you've built a great relationship with your customers, [...]
The air's getting a bit cooler, and the leaves are starting to change. As you get closer to the end of the mowing season, you may be asking yourself, should my lawn care company discount fall clean-ups? It's tempting to consider discounting your services to extend your season to reach [...]
Do you understand operating cost and how it affects your lawn care business? We give 4 facts that can help you keep your small business afloat.
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 [...]
Reviews have a significant effect on your local search engine optimization efforts. You may have some at the moment on your Facebook page or your Google Business listing, but you will need more and better ones to be seen by your potential customers.Here are some tips for getting your local [...]
These Facebook video tips will allow you to be dynamic and engaging and can help you showcase the personality and quality of your lawn care business. Also, video these days doesn’t have to cost money, so even on a flat budget, you can make a Facebook video for your lawn [...]
You have a full schedule each day — managing operations, leading 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.
It's tough to wade through every page and figure out which Instagram accounts to follow so we thought we'd offer a few ideas. Most lawn care companies maintain a social media presence, it allows your customers to find you and to interact with you. Entrepreneurs these days live on Instagram, [...]
Creating Customer Loyalty For Your Lawn Care Business Can Be Hard But It Doesn't Have To Be. You may need to get creative.