Sitting at my desk this morning reminiscing of the days as a large snow contractor as I listen to the weather forecasts for the impending storm Jonas getting ready to hit the Mid-Atlantic and north east starting on Friday. With the potential of snow amounts to exceed two feet of snow I am wondering how […]
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.
Setting the success tone for your landscape company starts with the person at the top. Defining the top priorities, planning the growth process and staying the course are what will lead to the company’s overall success. You must have a way to track progress, and know what progress looks like so you can know it […]
When loading myself into the F-250 this morning, I had a short list of goals to achieve today. They went a little something like this: (1) Go to work happy, go home happy, look forward to returning to work happy tomorrow. (2) Hope for a smooth morning start-up of my twenty-two landscape crews. (3) Hoping […]
Finding your next great client is like working your way through a detective’s story. You have to have a mind for inquiry — open, questioning, evaluating and fitting puzzle pieces together. Go through the clients of recent years and pull out the ones that seem to be the very best customers. What’s common about them? […]