Business Planner 2018

Sequence your jobs

July 17, 2018By

It’s essential to identify and create an efficient workflow. Job sequencing is essential to efficient landscape operations, especially maintenance. After each visit, a customer expects an attractive, complete job; hence, you need an organized, sequential approach to achieving a quality service. Job sequencing is the arrangement of the task to be performed or processed in a particular order. Simply put,... read more

Tips for managing your data

April 10, 2018By

Data is the building block of scientific research, which is why it’s useful for backing up claims. Data also is a resource that becomes more valuable as it becomes smarter. Your data systems can work day and night without bathroom breaks, gaining insights about your business. You just have to plan for it. People assume Amazon.com revolutionized retail by accelerating... read more

Hire the right people

February 27, 2018By and
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Determine a candidate’s strengths and empower employees for success. Doesn’t every new hire result in a better crew that produces better-than-current results? Well, not really. Our experience has shown that more than half the time, a new hire doesn’t work out. However, we know that by following a hiring process, we can reduce that percentage and have happier employees that... read more

Build value in your company

January 8, 2018By
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One of the great misunderstandings of owning a landscaping company is that it will have significant value when the business owner decides to sell it. Unfortunately, statistics don’t support that belief. Between 70 and 80 percent of all businesses don’t sell— they’re liquidated. The reason landscaping companies are liquidated so often is because they often carry little or no value... read more

Build a leadership super team

November 8, 2017By
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Learn the three primary components you need to achieve a high-profit culture. To build your leadership super team and achieve a high-profit culture in your company, you need three key components in place and fully operational. 1. Cohesive conflict is critical. First, to build a super team, you need super leaders. Specifically, you need them in the roles of sales,... read more

Getting to know your balance sheet

November 3, 2017By
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Learn what your balance sheet reveals about your business. The balance sheet is an important report in a business’ financial statements. Unfortunately, many small business owners never look at this report. Usually, it’s because they don’t understand the report or they think it doesn’t show them anything in terms of profitability. However, this is an important report for several reasons:... read more