5 Tips for Efficient Goal-Setting in the Green Industry

Posted on Wed, Mar 04, 2015

By David Crary  


 

The green industry is a busy one, it's easy to get caught up in the pace and daily tasks that come with the business. In order to prioritize and organize daily work, you and your team need goals and motivation to look towards. The difference between green industry businesses that set goals and those that don't is noted in the longevity of their business. Here are a few ways to set effective goals. 

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Tags: green industry

4 Transactional Emails your Small Business Customers Will Love

Posted on Fri, Feb 27, 2015

By David Crary  

Establish a great relationship with all your customers through relevant, helpful communication. Each time you communicate with your customers, you want to let your professionalism and great customer service shine through. You can accomplish this even through email communications. You may have wondered what kind of emails you can use most easily to build your customer relationships. The answer is transactional emails, and below, I’ll outline which transactional emails are best and how to make them shine.

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Tags: small business

Grow Your Revenue: 13 Tips From the 2015 Green Industry Benchmark Report

Posted on Wed, Feb 25, 2015

The number 13 has a reputation for being unlucky. Jesus was the 13th participant at the Last Supper, the Knights Templar were arrested in France on Friday the 13th and many tall buildings omit the 13th floor. But there’s no need to be afraid of the number 13 in this blog post. In fact, if you tackle all 13 of the tasks outlined below, you’re almost guaranteed to have a leg up on your competition.

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Tags: Small business growth strategy, green business business, business tips

5 Services to Add to Your Lawn Care Business

Posted on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

By David Crary  
 

 

When you open a lawn care business you only expect to do a few basic things: mow and edge, fertilize, and possibly do very simple landscaping. However, once you get a good reputation potential clients may start looking for different services; which you may not offer. This can lead to a loss in revenue and the loss of new clients. In order to stop this from happening you should add some services to your business once you begin to gain traction in your area. Here are 5 services you can add to your repertoire to boost your revenue. 

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Tags: lawn care business

Don’t Miss these 5 Green Industry Opportunities for 2015

Posted on Fri, Feb 20, 2015

By David Crary   

Is your 2015 still filled with optimism for the future of your green industry business, or are you losing your enthusiasm? Don’t let this year just rush by, because 2015 holds lots of great new opportunities for your business. Start planning now for your business’ success. Below, I’ve laid out 5 opportunities to make your business even better this year.

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Tags: green industry business

5 Ways Your Green Industry Business Can Schedule More Efficiently

Posted on Wed, Feb 18, 2015

By David Crary  

Starting your own business can be tricky, especially a business in the green industry. Whether you are a snow removal business, a landscaper, or a lawn maintenance business, today’s society can be rough on you. There are many things that can kill a green industry business and one of them is scheduling. When you start a business that revolves around contracts, documentation, and scheduled appointments, the inability to easily and quickly schedule times for clients can snuff you out. Here are 5 easy ways that your green industry business can make scheduling quicker and easier for everyone involved.

 

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Tags: scheduling software, green industry business

4 Cash-Flow Fails That Can Put your Snow Removal Business in a Ditch

Posted on Mon, Feb 16, 2015

By David Crary   
Half of all small businesses fail within 5 years, and one of the biggest contributors to these failures is poor cash flow. In snow removal, you work your butt off night and day until all the snow is cleared. While you wait for the next storm, you may realize that you don’t have enough money to pay your workers or fill up your gas tanks. Cash-flow problems happen when companies need to pay business expenses, but don’t have any cash because they are waiting for customers to pay them. While you try to get loans to keep your business afloat, now is the time to make sure you don’t have this problem again. Plan ahead to steer clear of the following cash-flow pitfalls.

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Tags: snow removal business, cash flow

5 Ways Software will Improve your Green Industry Business

Posted on Fri, Feb 13, 2015

By David Crary  

 

When you're considering adding a software system to your green industry business, it can be difficult to determine the exact benefits your business will receive. Implementing field service software can make an amazing difference in your business' bottom line by increasing client confidence, automating everyday tasks, tracking service calls and providing better management of your sales and marketing dollars. Here are a few ways that an integrated software system will help raise your green industry business to the next level:

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Tags: field service software, green industry

Cellphones and Driving: A Field Service Liability too Big to Ignore

Posted on Wed, Feb 11, 2015

By David Crary  
 

Field service business, by its very nature, involves driving around to multiple sites to conduct business. On any given day, multiple hours of driving have consumed your employees’ schedules. Between personal and business texts, mapping routes, talking and entering data, your workers have lots of cell-phone temptations distracting them away from their driving. Unfortunately, your business could be sued for up to $25 million for an employee’s cell-phone related crash, even if it’s due to a personal call or off the clock. Here’s what you need to know about cell phones and your field service business:

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Tags: field service business, field service

5 Tips for Great Lawn Maintenance Business Bidding

Posted on Mon, Feb 09, 2015

By David Crary   
Competition is getting fierce in the lawn maintenance business. Trying to win the client by offering the lowest bid is becoming less and less palatable. Keep your profit margins up and win the most new accounts by employing these 5 lawn-maintenance bidding tips:

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Tags: lawn maintenance business, business tips