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TAG: business models

Business Insider: What’s your business model

April 15, 2021By
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Jeffrey Scott explains how landscape companies can determine their business model and make appropriate choices based on the model. read more

Leadership Advantage: Structure matters in maintenance

August 23, 2018By

Business structure matters. As businesses grow, questions come up about who to hire and for what purpose. When the business is small, the owner wears all the hats: He sells the work, schedules it, manages production, manages the client, collects the check and takes it to the bank. As landscape businesses grow, the first thing to delegate is administration; the... read more

Measure your marketing ROI

October 22, 2014By

The truth is many landscape contractors know little about marketing. Honestly, what do you know about marketing? Is yours even working? Do you know for sure? How do you know? I’m sure some of you are muttering: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is I don’t know which half.” With modern analysis, that variance has... read more

Use overtime only to your advantage

June 1, 2010By

If you haven’t already experienced excessive overtime, you are one of the lucky ones. Overtime is not all bad and can be a useful tool if used in a planned, controlled and well-thought-out way. What starts to hurt companies is when overtime is not planned and slowly gets out of control. You must realize that overtime to an employee can... read more