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TAG: finance

Why you need to expand benefits to keep and entice talent

December 22, 2021By
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It’s no secret the green industry is experiencing a labor shortage. Experts share how a benefits package could put your business ahead of other employers. read more

In-season data collection

December 9, 2014By

During a winter event, a typical approach is “all hands on deck.” In the midst of all this activity, little if any effort is put toward data collection. It’s clearly a secondary priority (after taking care of the customer). Still, snow professionals with reliable information at their disposal are better equipped to assess the profitability of their operations. They’re also... read more

Beyond ‘The E-Myth’

February 10, 2014By

The Landscape Management interview with the author of the legendary book.  When I started writing about and for small business owners nine years ago, one phrase I heard pop up time after time was the importance of “working on your business not in your business.” When I finally discovered where it originated—The E-Myth—I shouldn’t have been surprised. That book and... read more

Financial dashboard starter kit

November 6, 2013By

Having a good financial dashboard is among the best practices used by successful companies to make better business decisions. Knowing what parts of your business are working, where your operations are aligned and what needs your attention is essential. It’s not enough to look at a profit-and-loss statement once per month. A financial performance dashboard can help you find new... read more

Manage your 3 financial bottom lines

October 29, 2013By

The quickest way to grow the value of your company and to ensure it’s well positioned for growth is to manage your three financial bottom lines, namely: 1. Net profit; 2. Operating cash flow; and 3. Return on assets. We all know the first one: net profit. It’s imperative that you measure this on accrual basis, even if your accountant... read more