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You can’t grow yourself to profitability

February 13, 2019By
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Focus on profit to drive your company's growth. read more

A road map for franchising

February 11, 2019By
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For contractors who want to scale their business but feel stuck in a rut, franchising may be a viable route to consider. Franchising is also an option for startup landscapers, who may need help learning how to run an effective business and understanding the ins and outs of the green industry. “The franchise system is like having a guardrail on... read more

Spreader-sprayer smarts

February 8, 2019By
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Lawn care operators (LCOs) invest a large part of their budgets into equipment like aerators, spray rigs and spreader-sprayers. According to some experts, they often miss a key component — preventive maintenance — especially over the winter months in colder areas of the country. “Many LCOs aren’t doing enough preventive maintenance on their equipment,” says George Kinkead, president of turf... read more

Best practices for irrigation installation contracts

February 6, 2019By
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Securing commercial irrigation installation projects is great for your business, just make sure the contracts protect you and your employees. read more

Is your landscape company software savvy?

January 30, 2019By
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Three things to keep in mind when choosing software. read more

Top tips for selling aeration

January 28, 2019By
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Offering turf aeration services can be daunting for a lawn care operator (LCO) because customers often don’t understand how aerating can benefit their lawns. LCOs may opt out of offering aeration because they have limited manpower or a competing lawn care company offers cheaper services, says Rich Clark, account manager for Billy Goat Industries. Aeration can be a lucrative add-on,... read more