Motivation, Gratitude, and Other Secrets to Employee Retention

Are you the kind of boss you’d want to work for? Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about employee motivation and how to keep your best workers around. But before we can talk about employees, we have to talk about managers. Here’s a little thought exercise: I want you [...]

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 [...]

How to grow a lawn maintenance business one level at a time

The best way to grow a lawn maintenance business is to start thinking like a big company even when you’re still small. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about business growth and the mindset behind it. As you know, I’m all in favor of starting small. I love telling [...]

Smart Tips For Hiring the Right Lawn Maintenance Business

As your lawn maintenance business grows, you’ll need more lawn maintenance business employees to keep it going. Here’s our quick guide to hiring the right people. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about the ABCs of hiring for your lawn maintenance business. Hiring is a highly personal process, and [...]

How to Use Creative Problem-Solving to Grow Your Lawn Maintenance Business

With a creative problem-solving mindset, you can overcome any obstacle to growing your lawn maintenance business. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here to talk about thinking outside the box. When you’re running a small business, you’re bound to encounter a few hiccups. And you’ll sometimes need a creative mindset and a [...]

A Handy Guide For Choosing the Best Lawn Maintenance Business Equipment

Lawn maintenance business equipment is a mainstay of what you do each day. So, let's talk shop (and shopping). Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here again to talk about the beautiful business. This time of year, you're likely to be noticing that some of your machinery and tools are looking a [...]

Lawn Maintenance Paperwork 101: Estimates, Agreements, and Contracts

Strong systems, organized records, and documentation can help keep your lawn maintenance business running smoothly. Today we’re talking about estimates, agreements, and contracts, as well as the importance of trust. Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here with a little Paperwork 101. We’re going to talk about the purposes and differences between [...]

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