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How to Create Great Relationships with Landscape Material Vendors (and Save a Ton of Aggravation)

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Mar 26, 2019 7:01:00 AM

When it comes to your landscape business, efficiency is everything. You’re likely always looking for different ways that you can be more productive and efficient while reducing hold-ups and hassles that slow your business down. You may have refined everything from your routes to the way that you handle invoicing, constantly looking to be better.

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How to Sell More Landscaping Work By Using Technology to Improve Your Response Time

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Feb 26, 2019 7:01:00 AM

Technology has made our lives faster and more efficient in so many areas. From banking to airline check-ins or even making purchases, technology allows us to perform tasks at a faster rate than ever before.

Of course, when it comes to your landscaping business, there are many great benefits to technology but in terms of speed, an important one is your response time. With the use of various tools you can respond to customers faster than ever.

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Exploring ACH and Credit Cards for Your Landscaping Business: Options, Fees, and More

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Feb 14, 2019 7:03:00 AM

Getting paid is obviously a key part of doing business. But exactly how you get paid may be more of a point of confusion and concern than ever before. After all, if you’ve been in business for a long time then you may still be operating under the notion that payments are best made in the form of cash or check. However, both of these forms of payment are falling out of favor with many consumers who are using other ways to pay merchants and service providers in other areas of their daily life.

You might be wondering, is it time to explore new payment options for your landscaping business?

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Tips on Growing a Landscape Business: Where and How to Find the Best Profit Centers

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Jan 24, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Do you feel as though you’re aimlessly chasing after growth through your company’s profit centers? Or, are you making smart and calculated decisions when it comes to which profit centers to put the focus on? Hopefully, it’s the latter. Growing a landscape business in a healthy manner is not something that can be achieved haphazardly. In fact, business experts say that growth without a plan can be a recipe for disaster.

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6 Essential Year-End Reports Every Landscaping Business Needs to Run

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Jan 8, 2019 7:17:00 AM

If you’re stressing about running reports to evaluate your past year of business, you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon for owners to feel intimidated about pulling reports for their landscaping business. It might feel like an arduous task and on top of that, you probably don’t have a lot of free time to do it. For this reason, you may be putting it off.

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The Power of Peer Groups with Common Landscape Business Management Software

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Dec 17, 2018 8:13:50 AM

Landscape peer groups can be an incredibly powerful tool. In many ways, they allow business owners to get a “glimpse into the future.” As part of a peer group, the opportunity to chat with business owners who have already been through some of the same experiences (or challenges) you might be facing, can allow you to make better decisions.  

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How to Get More Landscaping Customers: Powerful Tips from 2 Successful Companies

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Oct 23, 2018 11:22:14 AM

Do you feel as though despite your best efforts, you’re failing to get more landscaping customers or the wrong new ones? You might even feel as though you’ve dumped too much money into ineffective advertising time after time. Though you might be getting some return, it may not be what you had in mind when you began investing in landscaping marketing materials or efforts.

If you’re having some of these feelings, you’re not alone. Many landscape companies have told us that they’ve struggled in trying to figure out marketing for their landscaping business. Whether you’re a B2B or a B2C company, your goal is the same—getting more of the right landscaping customers. That’s why you want a marketing approach that really works.

At Include Software, we love sharing knowledge that we’ve learned if it can help landscape companies in any way. After all, this is the industry that we truly value.

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How and Why Employee Surveys Can Help Landscaping Companies Become More Profitable

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Oct 15, 2018 1:54:24 PM

Do your employees enjoy coming to work every day at your landscaping company? Do they feel supported in the role they’re in? Do they have any ideas for how operations can run more efficiently?

You might think that you know the answers to these questions, or others like them, but are you just relaying what you think or are you actually confident it’s what your employees would say, too.

There’s a way to know for sure—and it comes in the form of employee surveys.

Employee surveys are important because they allow you to get candid answers from your team instead of relying on your gut feelings about what they’d said or just hearing from the most outspoken voices within your company.

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