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TAG: prices

Bruce’s View: Support growth by lowering costs

February 17, 2015By

This year may well be a breakout. Economic indicators show a faster growth rate for business, credit markets are loosening up and data point to an increase in labor market momentum. With construction spending on the rise, more robust growth in landscape maintenance services is sure to follow. For landscape contractors, an increased demand in opportunities and account activity will... read more

Customer report: On the rise

December 9, 2014By

Buyers of landscape services in both the commercial and residential markets are opening their wallets again—and prices reflect that demand. The LM Industry Pulse research shows green industry members’ optimism is rising—and that correlates with their customers’ positive feelings. Data from both the commercial and residential customer segments show confidence measures moving in the right direction. As a result, landscape... read more

Video: How often should you raise prices?

October 21, 2014By

Jeffrey Scott draws on a discussion he had with a group of contractors regarding raising prices to come to the conclusion that “the lesson you should take is raise your prices every year a little bit.” Press play for more pointers. read more

Maximize your subcontractor markups

January 20, 2014By

Some contractors mistakenly think the markup they make from subcontractors is pure profit, but if you do this you are underestimating your overhead recovery. To understand better, do the following: 1. Calculate your overhead activities and costs associated with subcontracted work. It consists of marketing, sales, billing administration, project management, some insurances, warranty, risk, etc. This will help you understand... read more