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TAG: revenue

LM150: 2015 rankings

June 11, 2015By

LM’s listing of the industry’s top 150 revenue-generating firms includes individual company figures. Check out an analysis of this data, the top 25 leaders in client mix and profit centers and the 74 companies that grew 10 percent or more from 2013. Legend NR = Not reported * Indicates estimate, based on projected revenue reported in 2014 ^ Indicates a... read more

Improve your cash flow: Recognize the power of recurring revenue

March 24, 2015By

This post is part three of LM’s “5 ways to improve your cash flow” series. Read on to part four, “Get paid consistently,” here. Most landscape professionals agree that a recurring revenue stream makes good business sense. But not everyone understands all the ways it can help to better manage cash flow. Most importantly, recurring services provide predictability. Smart owners know... read more

Zero-debt growth

March 12, 2015By
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Can you grow fast and still maintain a zero-debt company? The answer is undeniably yes. But it takes time, effort and saved-up capital before your growth will accelerate. Why do contractors run debt free? They do it for peace of mind, better negotiating terms, stable home life, less money stress, personal philosophical reasons and simply because of habit. Here’s a... read more

Man with a plan

March 12, 2015By
Bill Dysert, owner, Exscape Designs, Chesterland, Ohio. Photo: Laura Watilo Blake

In seventh grade Bill Dysert wrote an essay about what he wanted to be when he grew up. His dream? It wasn’t to be a pro athlete, doctor or teacher, like a typical kid. He wanted to own an excavating company. After all, one of his first work experiences was helping out at his neighbor’s excavating business. Moving dirt seemed... read more

Ep. 120: Subcontracting your design work

March 4, 2015By

Patrick DuChene of DuChene Design Solutions and Jody Shilan discuss the pros and cons of working with an independent designer for your company. DuChene and Shilan explain the concept of outsourcing your design work to an independent designer as opposed to hiring someone to do the work in-house. As an independent designer himself, DuChene pointed out that he is like... read more