TAG: landscape business tips

Tips for managing your data

April 10, 2018By

Data is the building block of scientific research, which is why it’s useful for backing up claims. Data also is a resource that becomes more valuable as it becomes smarter. Your data systems can work day and night without bathroom breaks, gaining insights about your business. You just have to plan for it. People assume Amazon.com revolutionized retail by accelerating... read more

Hire the right people

February 27, 2018By and

Determine a candidate’s strengths and empower employees for success. Doesn’t every new hire result in a better crew that produces better-than-current results? Well, not really. Our experience has shown that more than half the time, a new hire doesn’t work out. However, we know that by following a hiring process, we can reduce that percentage and have happier employees that... read more

Editorial Advisory Board: October 2017

October 17, 2017By

What’s one “fundamental” all landscape company owners should focus on—no matter how long they’ve been in business? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “Cash flow!” Chris Joyce Joyce Landscaping Cape Cod, Mass. “Continually try to look at your company through the eyes of your employees and customers.” Adam Linnemann Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping Columbia, Ill. “One fundamental... read more

Profit Power: Are you paying your employees too little?

December 21, 2016By

Did you know that many high-profit companies pay their top employees above industry norms? In spite of the upward trend in pay rates driven by the H-2B program, I see contractors continuing to struggle to find great employees. But maybe they’re not paying enough to attract the right prospects? Last month I invited Verne Harnish (founder of Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization,... read more

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