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TAG: business systems

Get a grip

November 19, 2018By
Aaron Katerberg (Photo: Ed Koziarski, Homesick Blues Productions)

Aaron Katerberg didn’t set out to be an irrigator. He’s been a tennis pro, pursued a master’s degree in divinity and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. After college, he tried working for his father’s irrigation business, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Grapids Irrigation, and that first stint didn’t pan out. A few years later, he finally made peace with the fact that irrigation runs... read more

Editorial Advisory Board: Evaluating systems in your business

April 8, 2016By

What’s one system you encourage all landscape industry companies to take a hard look at within their businesses? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. Systems for AR and AP are extremely important. A lot of startups fail because no one is paying attention to collecting the money. You earned it, go get it. You can mail bills over... read more

Simple systems are successful systems

September 23, 2013By

Many landscape contractors have highly creative processes and build great systems, but sometimes they would be better off if they simplified things. For example, one contractor I work with has an excellent referral bonus system, but it is too complicated. It takes too many steps in the process to make it work. When you are small you may not notice... read more