Imagine three towering oak trees and the knee-high piles of leaves they left on the ground. Rather than spending countless hours raking and bagging, we tried to find shortcuts ways to make our lives easier.
We hear about a shortage of labor that is a concern to all in our industry. We can get more business, but how will we be able to handle it If we can't hire additional labor, how can we grow our company? There are ways.
John Deere was born into a poverty stricken family in Vermont in 1804 -- more than two hundred years ago. Today, his name and the company that he started are one of the most recognized names in the business world; however, his beginnings were much less auspicious.
the time spent on maintenance is one of your wisest investments
When winter begins to loosen its hold and spring is in
the air, a contractor’s thoughts turn to one thing: mowing.
Lawn care is the granddaddy of maintenance services, and
mowers are its favorite child. Yet whether you own one
mower or 100, your services aren’t worth their salt if you
can’t cut quickly and professionally.
From the outside it looks simple. You mow a few
lawns and collect money. You earn enough to buy more
equipment and hire others. Soon your clientele seems
to be growing as quickly as the grass you’re cutting.
As a landscape maintenance contractor, you will spend thousands of dollars
on these machines over the course of your business. For much of the year,
your lawn mowers will be operated on a daily basis. Yet unlike cars, trucks
or other pieces of equipment, the contractor often does a minimum amount
of maintenance on their mowers, running them into the ground. There’s
got to be a better way and there is.
Mowing seems untouched in today's over-analyzed business world. Shouldn't we be doing time-motion studies to make sure we have the most efficient mower for particular sites and checking the productivity of employees on a biweekly basis?
Capital - Financial Option for Growing Your Business, Most landscaping businesses today are
experiencing rapid growth. This proves that you're marketing effectively
against formidable competition and servicing present accounts in such a
manner to retain their loyalty. But growth has its problems. The faster
and bigger you grow, the more likely it is that you may
run out of capital before you run out of marketing steam.