TAG: business tips

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

Leading: What to do when something goes wrong

October 25, 2017By
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Leading, and managing a business within that broader concept, is challenging enough when the economy is strong, your labor force is plentiful and motivated, resource pricing is stable and customers are hungry for what you have to offer. It’s fun to lead when that revenue and earnings chart is pointed upward and to the right. In a healthy business, the... read more

Web Extra: Make money while you grow

October 17, 2017By

Two key parts of a management system are a rolling budget, which points out where problems are, and key performance indicators, which identify what the solutions must be. You hear it all the time – basic blocking and tackling can win a game. If one of the primary goals of your business is to make money while you grow, which... read more

Get started with Google Ads, part 1

October 17, 2017By

Very few brands have become a part of our vernacular. When consumers want to find an answer to a question or find a service or a product, they simply “Google it.” That’s why it’s more important than ever for your business to show up in the results. With Google Adwords, you can ensure you appear and show up at the... read more

Editorial Advisory Board: October 2017

October 17, 2017By

What’s one “fundamental” all landscape company owners should focus on—no matter how long they’ve been in business? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “Cash flow!” Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping Cape Cod, Mass. “Continually try to look at your company through the eyes of your employees and customers.” Adam Linnemann Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping Columbia, Ill. “One fundamental... read more

Charting your course

October 17, 2017By

Decide what business choices to pursue based on your passions. Fall is an ideal time for green industry companies to review and update their plans for the future. Which services should you add, grow, shrink or eliminate? Which customer segments should you target or move away from? Which geographic areas should you operate in? Which services should you perform or... read more