TAG: finances

Profit Power: Unlock the value of your business

August 21, 2015By

A few weeks ago I interviewed green industry acquisition expert Ron Edmonds for 60 minutes on the topic of “What is your business worth?” We had a lively debate! Here are nine insights from that conversation—and from my own investigations and experience—that will help you unlock the value of your business. 1. If you plan to retire or are even... read more

6 tips for organizing your finances

August 13, 2015By
Charts. Photo illustration: iStock.com/Tuomas Kujansuu

As a busy owner or manager of a landscape or lawn care firm, you have to juggle many functions. Unless you have someone on staff who has the skills to manage the finance and accounting piece, this function may be a source of frustration. The key is to stay organized. The following are six important things you can do to... read more

Web Extra: Pro-Motion Consulting’s contract type scenario analysis tool

August 7, 2015By

Download Pro-Motion Consulting‘s contract type scenario analysis tool to help with your company’s finances. Pro-Motion Consulting’s contract type scenario analysis tool (PDF) Pro-Motion Consulting’s contract type scenario analysis tool (Excel) read more

A/R: The keys to the kingdom

May 8, 2015By

Cash is king, and healthy accounts receivable (A/R) makes for a sustainable kingdom that promotes an environment of profitability and growth. A business that doesn’t have control of its A/R usually will have poor cash flow and trouble meeting its expenses in a timely fashion. It’s often also a sign there are other financial issues that will hamper growth and... read more

Improve your cash flow: Get credit before you need it

March 24, 2015By

This post is part two of LM’s “5 ways to improve your cash flow” series. Read on to part three, “Recognize the power of recurring revenue,” here. Phil Catron started Frederick, Md.-based NaturaLawn of America, which today has $50 million in annual revenue and franchise locations in 24 states, just like many others in the landscape and lawn care industry: He... read more

Web Extra: Cash-flow projections the NaturaLawn way

February 15, 2015By

As part of the February 2015 cover story, “5 ways to improve your cash flow,” Phil Catron, president of NaturaLawn of America, shared a few of his tips for improving cash flow. Here, he goes more in depth and offers a cash-flow projection worksheet for LM readers. (Download it HERE.) Survival precedes success, and the one absolute precondition to the... read more