TAG: employee

Elements of an effective employee credit card policy

February 27, 2019By
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While distributing credit cards to employees is a great idea, you should have some policies regarding limits and usage to prevent employee abuse and overuse. read more

Video: Train employees to think for themselves

August 1, 2014By

As a business owner, there’s never enough time in a day. Shave off a few minutes and meetings by training your employees to think for themselves. Watch this video to find out two techniques for how to get their wheels turning. read more

Improve your landscape maintenance margins

July 2, 2014By

There’s hardly a contractor who’s not concerned with pricing challenges and the negative impact they have on gross margins. The competitive environment has put enormous pressure on service companies to find savings wherever possible. As a result, many maintenance companies take the easy way out. They cut hours and force crews to do more work in less time. This is... read more

The power of planning

October 23, 2012By

This is the time of the year when most companies go through an arduous task: budgeting for next year. At the same time, many firms also engage in strategic planning, crafting a three- or five-year plan. I’ve always been enthused by this process. If done well, it’s a road map to success and a great tool for tracking performance and... read more