Reviews have a large effect on your local (think searching maps) search engine optimization efforts. Here are some tips for getting your local search engine optimization started for your lawn care business. If you search for “Lawn care Frederick, MD” you’ll see that the top results have reviews filled out. […]
As we start 2017 I want to go over some of the features that we added to CLIPitc over the past year. We have a lot planned for 2017, and have much better processes in place internally!! Additional Charges Additional charges are one of the things that we added. Use additional charges if […]
We just finished up the next installment in our business video series. This one is about Piecework, hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it! If you missed the first one, click here to view it!
Equipment purchases when your starting out I have seen lots of business owners get into the business and immediately start purchasing equipment. This can set you up to fail before you even start. I’ve also seen the other side, where the owner is mowing 6 days a week 10 hour […]
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 […]
There is an exception for certain types of workers (managers, administrators, etc.) that makes it so that you don’t have to pay overtime if they are paid salary over a certain amount. The government is changing the salary cap for the exemption from $23,600 per year to $47,476 (see the […]
As we get to the end of the year business owners and individuals start thinking about how to lower their tax bills! One way that your customers can do that is by installing solar. They’ll get the benefit of renewable energy, and possible lower electrical costs, and a large Federal […]
Is Piecework Legal? At the GIE show I had a lot of questions about piecework. With more employment laws changing it seems like this is a great time to cover the legal aspects of it. While I am not a legal professional, and can’t give you direct legal advice. I […]
Lately I have heard a lot of buzz about texting in your business. There are 2 reasons that you might want to implement texting in your business. Texting for Marketing People usually open texts quickly. If you have a marketing campaign that you want people to see right away, and […]
We’ve brought GPS tracking to CLIPxe (not CLIPitc, yet…) If you are using CLIPxe today you will probably need an update, and possibly an updated Android app for your guys. The good news is that it’s provided to you at no additional cost. If you are already using CLIP2go just […]
Why is job costing so important? Learn more about it in this short video on Job costing.
With a landscaping business you need to stay in touch with your workers! Google just made it a little bit more affordable to do that. I’ve been using googles phone plan Project Fi personally for about 6 months. It seems to work pretty well for what I need, and I […]
Some small business owners that I have talked to have a hard time telling the difference between profit and salary. Owners take a draw from the company, so they don’t really understand how much they made until the end of the year. But for accounting purposes you should always include […]
What does swinging a kettle bell have to do with business? I read a book by Tim Ferris about working on your body. In the book he introduced a really important concept called the “Minimum Effective Dose”. If you use this concept in business it can help you focus on the things […]
CLIP Lawn Care in Murfreesboro just started this season and we’ve been growing and learning a lot about what it’s like to start up a company in a brand new area. Here are some of the things we found out and how we’ve grown. This is Javi, our local employee-of-all-trades. […]
The Spring madness gone and it’s time to iron out your systems and focus on your profits – and nothing can help find your full potential like CLIP! Knowing your employee efficiency, man hour ratings, and revenue reports can make a world of difference in your end of the year […]
Ever wondered how hard it would be starting a brand new Lawn Maintenance company in a brand new State? Well at CLIP we are going to start walking you through every month in our newest branch’s life. What CLIP Corporate Does: Every week Javi has a meeting with Green Industry experts that have already been there […]
How much do you pay yourself in salary as an owner of your company? Do you take a percentage of the revenues? Do you have a set salary with a raise every few years based on profits? Or even worse, do you share the business account with your personal account and […]
The more you get to know our companies associated with CLIP Software, the more you realize is going on! CLIP was started by a Lawn Company back in 1987 so you can say that we have a wealth of experience in the Green Industry. Sometimes it may be hard to figure […]
How do you setup customers that pay monthly? What about customers that split out payment over 8 months? Mowing contracts, or snow contracts, CLIPxe has a way!! Dave shows you how to setup those jobs in CLIPxe.