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 [...]

The Pros and Cons Of Surcharges In Lawn Care

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.

Guide To Proper Job Costing With CLIP

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?

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, per [...]

Should I Raise My Lawn Service Prices Between Seasons?

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, [...]

5 Ways To Market Your Lawn Care Business Locally

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 [...]

Getting Help When Dealing With Collections

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

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 tough year and a half. Right before the elections in 2016, Congress neglected to pass the “Returning Worker Exemption [...]

How To Rate And Review A Small Business On Facebook

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, [...]

4 Steps To Finding Good Employees For Your Lawn Care Company

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 [...]

Welcome To The CLIPitc Affiliate Program

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. [...]