How to Grow your Green Industry Business Through Acquisition

Posted on Fri, Mar 27, 2015

By David Crary  
 

For many small businesses, including those in the green industry, acquisitions are an efficient and economical way to gain market share, add services and expand their client base. When done right, acquiring complementary and competitive businesses is beneficial for both businesses involved.

Read on to see what mergers and acquisitions firms like CCG Advisors and Prinicipium Group say about expansion opportunities. If merging is on your radar, be sure to weigh the pros and cons first.  Here are a few benefits to get you started when considering an acquisition. 

 

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Why Your Field Service Business Needs Customer Email Addresses

Posted on Wed, Mar 25, 2015

By David Crary   

Now is the time to take your company’s business-to-customer connections to the next level. Depending on how well you communicate, you can make your company soar like an eagle or crash like a poorly-guided toy plane. To have a great field service business, you can’t afford to connect poorly or fail to connect with customers.  Email is a great way to fill in the gaps in your company’s communication. Many emails can be automated and will keep your customers feeling in-touch with you, without having to hire more customer-service agents.  Here are five reasons your field-service business needs customer email addresses:

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Green Industry Business Tips: How to Prepare for Busy Season

Posted on Tue, Mar 24, 2015

By David Crary  
 

 

 

The busy season for outdoor activities is slowly -- but surely -- revving up. People are waxing their boats in an effort to prepare them for summer and pulling out their lawn furniture so they can fire up the grill for cookout sessions. Getting ready for warm weather pleasures is not the only activity high on the list. You also need to do the same for your green industry business. Gear up now to maximize your returns for your business.

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Green Industry Tips on Maintaining Equipment

Posted on Mon, Mar 23, 2015

By David Crary  

 

As a green industry business, you know that when spring comes around, you get busy. You get an influx of work because the warmer weather and dry ground makes for more possible landscaping and lawn care work. This means that you have to make sure that you are giving new and returning clients the best you have to offer. The best way to ensure this is to properly maintain your equipment. Here are just a few of the ways you can make sure that you are ready for spring and the upcoming increase of work.

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Managing Customer Expectations: The Small Business Secret to Success

Posted on Fri, Mar 20, 2015

By David Crary    

Customer satisfaction is essential for the survival of your small business. If your customers aren’t happy, your small business will fail. To please your customers, you have to carefully managing what your customers expect from your business. Your clients won’t be happy no matter nicely you cut their grass if they thought you were going to trim the hedges too. Then you can kiss those begrudged clients goodbye, along with any referrals and testimonials they might have provided. Actively manage your customers’ expectations from start to finish by taking the following steps:

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How to Make Your Green Industry Business More Local

Posted on Wed, Mar 18, 2015

By David Crary  

Are you looking for ways to make your green industry initiatives more local – especially in ways that will benefit your latest marketing endeavors? Here are few ideas for different activities and areas to focus on for maximum effect.

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4 Ways a Field Service Business Could Use Scheduling Software

Posted on Mon, Mar 16, 2015

By David Crary  
 

Many field service businesses find that spring signals a sharp uptick in their business. As the warm weather thaws out those parts of the country that were unfortunate enough to be heavily hit by winter weather -- Boston, anyone? -- there are other regions of the country -- such as Florida -- that are already thinking about how to keep their lawns and gardens, for example, looking great during their long growing season. If you are like many field service businesses and you think that this spring is going to kick off a season of unprecedented growth, then you are a prime candidate that can benefit from scheduling software. Here are four ways it can help your business grow and thrive this spring.

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5 Ways to Spring Clean your Green Industry Business

Posted on Fri, Mar 13, 2015

By David Crary  
Once a year you spring clean your house; go through all the closets, air out the carpets, scrub the basement. This annual cleaning is something that so many do, but they forget that it is not just important for your home but for your business as well. Any green industry business is going to have a spike in appointments and sales once spring comes around; and it is important to do some spring cleaning in order to attract customers, keep customers, and ensure an organized and efficient work place. Here are 5 ways that you can spring clean your business and keep revenue up during the warmer months.

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How a Lawn Maintenance Business can Successfully Reach its Market

Posted on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

By David Crary  
 

Building your lawn care business is imperative to being successful. There are many ways you can do this and it includes a marketing mix that must be executed properly. There are many aspects of marketing your business that can be beneficial if done the right way. You simply need to know where to start and develop a plan that will continue through the lifetime of your business. Marketing should never stop so you can constantly bring in new clients and grow your business. Read through these lawn maintenance business ideas to get started on the right path.

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Profit-Increasing Strategies for the Green Industry

Posted on Mon, Mar 09, 2015

By David Crary   
It’s easy to confuse making your business more profitable with making your business bigger. Unfortunately, getting more customers or expanding to new services will not necessarily increase your profits. You need to be making a fair profit on each account for growth to be helpful to profits. Rising costs and lower bids are putting heavy pressure on green industry profits. Business owners need to be vigilant about watching their accounting statements and keeping their contracts as profitable as possible. Here are a few strategies to make your green-industry business as profitable as possible:

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