Get your mittens out because it's time to start thinking about winter (dundundun). Lucky for you, snowstorms mean more business for your snow removal company. As you are already aware, snow removal involves a lot of additional work besides getting your snow boots wet. You also have to stay on top of your paper-work. That is where many small businesses get stressed out. Here are the 5 most common mistakes that snow removal businesses make:Read More
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It doesn't matter what type of business you are in - goals are imperative to your small business' success. Ask any successful person and they will tell you that they set goals for themselves. However, I am not just talking about making them up as you go along. I am talking about the type of goals that you plan out, that you thoroughly think about and write down. Take the time to make goals for the next six months all the way up to the next six years. It will come in handy for those days where you are feeling a little bit off track. Here are ten small business tips to help you set some powerful (and practical) goals:Read More
In most industries, it’s not uncommon for companies to dig deep into their pockets to hire productivity consultants. Why? Because they’re worth it. In our industry, however, you might find your best bet is to turn to a source with experience in green industry business ownership that will offer advice for free. And in this article, you’ll find just that. Read on for 5 productivity tips relevant to your business.
It's coming. The freezing wind, wet boots, runny noses, and frosty windows are on their way. To many green industry businesses, the winter brings more struggles than the usual trying to get your car to start in the morning. The winter can also signal declining profits. Whether you're based in the Midwest or not, green industry businesses cannot hibernate through the winter and hope to make up for it when spring comes around. That is why I would like to share several ideas of how your business can keep up your profits this winter:Read More
In the business-world, it is easy to get caught up with emails and the daily grind of owning a business. As an owner, you are responsible for overseeing all aspects of your business and ensuring that all your ducks are in a row. One duck you might be overlooking though is working outside of the business as opposed to in it. What I mean by this is getting out of the office and mingling with industry peers to learn more about growing in the industry. Being present in your industry's network is both wildly helpful and also pretty fun. Here are a few benefits you could ream by attending an industry event, besides free drinks.Read More
A recent study by Software Advice, a technology review site, found that the most-requested feature for field service software buyers was scheduling. At HindSite a lot of the buyers we talk to indicate that the biggest pain point in their business is managing their field workers' schedules. Managing a field worker's schedule - especially in a paper-based environment - takes time and effort and is prone to inaccuracies. Even the most diligent businesses disappoint customers - and ultimately lose money - because of the inefficiencies found when they schedule.
But scheduling doesn't have to be a time-consuming, inefficient money pit. Here are five tips that will help your green industry business schedule more efficiently and ultimately increase your revenue.
It can be difficult to find responsible and reliable employees for your green industry business. The best businesses are those that employ people with unique visions, goals, and life passions. In order to recurit the right people for your business, you need to keep a few things in mind. The first trick is to be open-minded and thorough, having one cookie-cutter image of an employee in mind will limit your options, and your company. Here are some tips we have found helpful in the past.Read More
The only thing worse that deciding that you have to fire an employee is actually delivering the bad news. This is awkward and uncomfortable for both people involved. But, the time comes when it simply has to be done. Your goal is to make your terminations as smooth and painless as possible. Here are 6 business tips to terminating an employee in your small business:Read More
Email is still as relevant and maybe more so than it ever has been. It is the most effective means of tending to your existing green industry customers with things like customer newsletters, and it’s the most direct way to reach your leads.
Here are a few tips to help the organization and optimization of your email marketing strategy.Read More
For some businesses, it's not worth estimating every lead that comes in. For your small green industry business, being a little bit picky in terms of who you pursue can actually go a long way. Here are some questions to ask to determine who is worth pursuing. In addition to asking these questions, HindSite software can track this data - making it easier to decipher which leads are most worthwhile for your business.Read More