Your team should feel comfortable airing ideas and grievances alike and know that they will be listened to sincerely. It doesn’t matter if not all their ideas are accepted. Being able to voice them is the key.
Here was my first lesson in small business finance – cash is your rarest resource and only use it to (1) buy an appreciating asset (building) or (2) something that generates revenue (new equipment). Otherwise do you need it? If the answer is yes, look at your financing options.
So what’s the difference between Lowe’s and your business when it comes to optimization? They have the staff with the training and responsibility for building these systems. You’re running lean and mean. There’s a lot of software on the market that claims to make it easy. But you probably don’t have the time to tackle this yourself and your staff isn’t qualified. When considering the best way to take your business to the next level, instead of looking for do-it-yourself software consider a partnership. Find the right consultants who can lead employees from each department through a process of getting best practices from everyone and loading it into a system.
There are many types of budgets available to landscaping business owners. Here’s how to start your budgeting journey.
Stay in the black by drilling down on some essential management disciplines for profitability.