TAG: salary

Labor report: No silver bullet

January 6, 2016By

For most landscape companies, hiring and retaining workers is their top growth challenge. What one word would you use to describe your company’s No. 1 obstacle to growth in 2016?” People. Manpower. Help. Employees. Personnel. Workers. No matter how respondents worded it, some form of the word “labor” was the top answer given to our open-ended Industry Pulse question about... read more

How to boost owner’s income

October 22, 2014By

Many landscape business owners focus on building their revenue to build their wealth. There can be a correlation, but it’s not a direct one. To make a good return on your investment and earn an above average income, it’s critical to focus on the bottom line and work backward. The fallacy of 10 percent A study I conducted among my... read more

Profit Power: 7 steps to double your income

August 19, 2014By

I spent a week in Maryland earlier this month. We boated around Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, plus I spent two and a half days leading a peer group retreat with nine contractors from around the country. It was a special time because everyone brought his or her spouse. One of the participating companies had built up a solid business over... read more