The Ultimate Guide To Creating A Lawn Care Marketing Plan

Most business owners don't have a B.S. in Business Management or Marketing - they learn from experience!  Experience is always the best teacher of life - but it can be handy to review some of those business tools as you prepare to have an even better season next year. Below [...]

Routing Your Lawn Maintenance Jobs Efficiently

Save yourself hours a week by routing efficiently When you first started your lawn company, you probably took any job that you could. Likely, it didn't matter where the job was located in your town. That's what you have to do sometimes when you first start. To make it the [...]

Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your CLIP Subscription?

It may not feel like it but the spring madness is getting ready to slow down but it is. And that's a perfect time to iron out your systems and focus on your profits as the season rolls on. Knowing your employee efficiency, man hour ratings, and revenue reports can [...]

Why You Should Use the Account Updater for Credit Cards In CLIP

The Benefits of Using Account Updater for Your Recurring Billing Customers As a lawn care or field service business owner, it’s not uncommon to put your regular customers on a recurring billing schedule. Doing so allows you to easily accept payments in the future — without requiring your customers to [...]

Should You Use GPS Tracking In Your Lawn Care Business

Let's talk about using GPS trackers in your lawn care business. The Hard Sell on GPS devices You've seen the ads. You've likely had an encounter with the pushy salesperson. They probably hit you with the hard sell, too. "Just think! You can hide it out of sight, they'll never [...]

Managing Spring Contracts In Your Lawn Care Business

I know that even though it's March, a lot of you still have snow, and it's probably starting to feel like Spring will never come. However, you should view the snow as a blessing, because you'll have a little extra time to get your records in order and manage the [...]

Why You Should Manage Your Spring Cleanups With Piecework

It's almost springtime and that means you're going to be doing spring cleanups soon. That's a good thing because usually they're very profitable. In fact I know a couple of companies that all they do is spring and fall cleanups and they don't mow grass. We've been talking about piecework [...]

The Steps To Real Delegation In Your Lawn Care Company

Delegation. I often joke with people that my spiritual gift is delegation. I like to tell people what to do and give them the power to do it. Delegation is an essential thing because unless you want to continue to do what you're doing and be involved in every different [...]

The First Thing To Consider In Lawn Care Business Partnerships

At the beginning of the partnership, take a moment to step back and think logically. Ask your partner what you’ll need to do if you decide to undo this partnership. Decide who will owe money, who they’ll owe the money to, and how much they’ll owe so that you can dissolve the partnership.

How Do You Know When An Employee Is Maxed Out?

How can you tell when an employee has maxed out? Learning your employees' limits I thought a lot about this many years ago, and this little scenario came to mind. Let's say I hire a brand new employee into my company. I go to them and ask them to go [...]