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.
If Jon Carlson
wasn't the president of Jacobsen, a Textron Company, he could be a
professional motivational speaker. His personal
philosophy and outlook on life is brimming with a certain vim and vigor
that is contagious and inspiring.
Perhaps the saying, "Out of chaos comes order," should be the credo for Roger and Gail Porter, though they prefer Winston Churchill's quote, "Never, never, never give up!" Maybe its a combination of the two.
Born into a family of farm equipment
people, it seemed inevitable that John Bentley would follow in their
footsteps. However, I don’t think he realized that one day he would
be the owner of a manufacturing company as well as a company
representing makers of farm-type and construction equipment.
When John Jenkins signed on as an accountant in the Des Moines factory of Deere & Company, he probably never dreamed he would one day become president of a major division of a public company.