TAG: efficiency

Efficiency Tip: Get paid

August 16, 2018By
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U.S. Army veterans Brian and Kristy Boase are in their second season operating Mil-Spec Lawn Care in Clarksville, Tenn. The husband and wife team recognize it’s difficult to add employees, so for now, they’re remaining a two-person show. Yet, they say they’ve been able to grow thanks to the online invoicing platform they’ve selected: Jobber. They have about 60 maintenance... read more

Efficiency Tip: Remote start

June 18, 2018By
Employee using TimeStation. Photo: Country Club Lawn & Tree Specialists

With more than 15 percent of Country Club Lawn & Tree Specialists’ 30-plus employees starting work remotely on any given day, Co-owner Mark Black knew he had to find a time clock that fit his company’s needs. Black consulted with his peers, and about a year ago, the South Roxana, Ill.-based company implemented TimeStation, a cloud-based time clock that allows... read more

Editor’s Note: What’s in it for them?

April 12, 2018By

No matter what you call it, a companywide effort to run more efficiently has the potential to sound negative to the crews you’re hoping to encourage. Depending on how you deliver it, “work smarter,” “run lean” or “improve productivity” could sound like “move faster,” “work harder” or “you’re doing it wrong.” If that’s how your team members hear your message... read more

Editorial Advisory Board: April 2018

April 12, 2018By

In what one area could most landscape companies be more efficient? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “Have someone look into the back office to see if dollars are being wasted. Credit card rates, processing fees, insurance costs, accounting fees—stuff like that. We no longer take Am Ex (a $20,000 per year savings), we cut our credit card... read more

Profit Power: 7 time management musts

September 18, 2017By

The following seven time management musts will allow you to get an enormous amount accomplished with less effort in any given week. I call these lifesavers because they will save your life from being overtaken by useless distractions and unending work. 1. Check email only at specific times of the day. As a leader, you only need to check email... read more

JDLink now available on select large-frame Deere models

December 7, 2016By

John Deere made its JDLink available as a factory-installed option on all new John Deere large-frame G-Series skid-steers (330G, 332G) and compact track loaders (331G, 333G). JDLink allows users to remotely connect with their equipment for diagnostic, safety and efficiency checks. “John Deere has invested heavily over the last decade to become a leading technology solutions provider, not just a manufacturer that produces... read more