Is Your Lawn Care Company Ready To Sell?

People tend to spend months, maybe years, planning to start their business, but hardly any time at all on is their lawn care company ready to sell. Being born in 1960 places me close to 60 years old. At this point, I know that I will not be able to [...]

How Does Utilizing ACH Payments In CLIPitc Help Your Business?

Last year we entered a new stage of our partnership with BluePay and we’re incredibly excited to point out that you may accept ACH payments, via BluePay, from your customers. As you dig into your season, it may be a good time to see how you can automate parts of [...]

How The Changes To H-2B Have Affected CLIP Lawncare

This article was written by Ryan Marshall and originally appeared in the Frederick News Post. For Dave Tucker, springtime means money. At least he hopes so. Tucker owns CLIP Lawn Care, a local lawn care and landscaping company, and when spring comes and the grass starts to grow, Tucker needs [...]

7 Powerful Small Business Productivity Hacks

CLIP is pleased to bring you this valuable information from our partner, BluePay. BluePay offers secure and integrated payment processing solutions to fit the needs of small business owners. With its fast and reliable payment processing solution, BluePay is the preferred payments vendor for CLIP. As a small business owner, [...]

5 Steps To Creating A Facebook Business Page For Your Lawn Care Company

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 [...]

Piecework For Lawn Care – A Win-Win Situation

When I worked as a lawn care business' crew manager, my guys would take 2 hours just to get their trucks ready and leave the shop. And when they finally started, they still made their regular stop at 7-11 for coffee plus random breaks throughout the day — all while [...]

CLIPitc Updates

We've made some significant updates to CLIPitc in the last couple of months and I wanted to take a moment to highlight them. If you're a CLIPitc user, you'll have seen the red dot above "New" in the very top menu.    This indicates that some changes were made in [...]

How To Determine Which Customers To Raise Lawn Care Prices For

How To Determine Which Customers To Raise Lawn Care Prices For Last month we talked about how raising lawn care prices can actually hurt your bottom line by causing your customers to get new bids which leaves you possibly losing your most profitable properties and keeping the worst ones. You might [...]

CLIP Live Webinar Feb. 20 – March 15

  In February, we'll offer a four week series of classes that will walk you through how to use both CLIPitc and CLIPxe in their entirety. Let us help you get the most out of CLIP so that you can shave some hours off your week and be as profitable as [...]

How to Use Instagram Stories: A Simple Guide for Lawn Care Companies

Instagram Stories came along last August and what seemed initially like Instagram trying to copy SnapChat has quickly become one of the most popular new social media tools to drop in the past few years.  Stories can be a massive boon to your lawn care business. What better way to [...]

Should I Raise Lawn Care Prices At The Beginning Of My Season?

Most consultants and lawn care business blogs will tell you to raise lawn care prices every year. It makes sense on paper, if I raise my prices by 5%, I should get 5% more revenue, and since my costs don’t change, I should be able to see 5% more on [...]

Snow Plowing — Living Through Feast And Famine

Snow plowing 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? We recommend doing what the ski resorts do [...]

4 Secrets To Extreme Profits In Your Lawn Care Business – Systems

McDonald’s, Starbucks, and other franchises can have locations all over the world and offer a similar experience no matter which one you visit. They’re able to do this because they have systems in place that can be used by the average person when they’re hired. […]

4 Secrets To Extreme Profits In Your Lawn Care Business — Motivation

Do You Have Trouble Motivating Your Team? Last week we discussed the first secret to extreme profit — The Perfect Customer. This week we'll tackle the next step; motivate your employees to strive towards excellence by using piecework. 2nd Secret To Extreme Profit — Motivation Here at CLIP, we get calls all the [...]

Switch From Hourly Pay To Piecework In Landscaping

As the season slows down, it's a great time to re-evaluate your pay system for your employees. Piecework is becoming a favorite new way to pay employees, and there are a lot of great reasons for it. If you're on the fence about paying your employees piecework instead of hourly, don't [...]