TAG: estimating

Reduce your financial risk in snow management

August 15, 2019By
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Phil Harwood talks strategy by relaying to snow + ice management contractors how to reduce their financial risk in snow management. read more

Landscape Management Network Mobile Software

October 5, 2015By

The best just got better. LMN introduces a whole new interface for budgeting, estimating, sales and leads. With brand new features and updates such as a budget analysis tool that notifies the user whether your budget is set according to industry average or not, and a whole new customer database so that you can keep track of your leads from... read more

Efficiency tip: Check!

February 17, 2015By
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A few small errors in the estimating process can add up to big losses. In 2010, Dave Wright’s installation foremen complained that he was missing details during estimating, which in turn hurt Wright Landscape Services’ efficiency. To address the issue, Wright, president of the Bloomingdale, Ontario-based firm, asked his team to create a site visit checklist he could use to... read more

Landscape Management Network time-tracking software

February 16, 2015By

Find out how simple it is to take the guesswork out of running a landscape company. Budget + Estimate: Never guess at a price again. LMN’s estimating software uses your budget to ensure every job covers its costs, your overhead and a fair profit. Schedule: Schedule + track both construction-style and maintenance-style work. Mobile Timetracking: Real-time, GPS-enabled, tracking of employee... read more

Landscape Management Network online business tools

October 16, 2014By

Let LMN show you how simple it is to run a more profitable landscape company. A few of the services provided by LMN include: ·       Intelligent estimating ensures everyone bids with confidence ·       The smartest scheduling in the industry ·       Mobile timetracking with GPS for real-time crew monitoring, payroll and jobtracking ·       Syncs with Quickbooks for one-click payroll, jobcosting and... read more

Ep. 86: Estimating the right way

June 4, 2014By
Photo: Jim Huston

Have trouble estimating? Jim Huston will show you the right way. Some of the topics talked about include:     The six methods of estimating     Overhead budgets     Labor burdens and average wages     Time and Materials     Break-even points (BEP) and Gross & Net Profit Margins Huston has more than 35 years of diverse business management experience and holds... read more