TAG: Frank Ross

Leverage internal data

January 6, 2016By

If I had to grade the economy during the past three years, I’d probably rate it OK. Certainly not great, but compared to the years during the Great Recession, the past three were decent. I doubt we’ll get back to great for awhile—three to five years, anyway, or until the housing market receives a much-needed dose of adrenalin, which I... read more

December 2015: Editorial Advisory Board

December 10, 2015By

What’s your prediction for the state of the landscape market in 2016—better or worse than 2015? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “Better!” Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping, Cape Cod, Mass. “Though 2015 was a great year, the backlog and activity going into 2016 is the strongest I have experienced since being in business.” Adam Linnemann Linnemann Lawn Care... read more

October 2015: Editorial Advisory Board

October 19, 2015By

The best time to plan for the following year is… Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “…in the fall.” Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping, Cape Cod, Mass. “… constantly. Though you may have your scheduled planning time at some point in the year, the process of  proper planning is a continuous effort.” Adam Linnemann Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping,... read more

September 2015: Editorial advisory board

September 8, 2015By

Licensing in the landscape industry: Are you for or against? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “I would lean in favor of licensing because it might eliminate or prevent poor operators from entering our industry. That being said, I do hate the idea of more government in our lives, but this would be a good move.” Adam Linnemann... read more

August 2015: Editorial advisory board

August 7, 2015By

How could Amazon Home Services affect the landscape industry? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “I think it would be a big plus for the residential lawn treatment business, but your geographic territory would have to be well defined, as well as what you do. It’s a name people trust. We used to be on a national site, but... read more

February 2015: Editorial advisory board

February 17, 2015By

What’s one easy way a company can improve cash flow? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf, Norcross, Ga. “Research every nook and cranny of the business (or hire a professional business analyst/consultant to do it). For instance, how much are you paying to take credit cards? Maybe what you’re paying makes it cost prohibitive to take the leading card. (For... read more