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Daily Numbers Every Landscaping Company CFO Should Have at Their Fingertips

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Nov 26, 2019 7:19:00 AM

The most successful landscape businesses are those that are able to make real-time decisions. They recognize if a job is profitable—or not—and can make important changes before it’s too late. A company like this paying attention to “daily numbers” and not waiting until the end of the month to review vital metrics when it’s frankly too late to act.

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4 Metrics Every Landscaping Company Owner Should Review on a Weekly Basis

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

Monitoring your landscaping company’s metrics is the way in which you keep your finger on the pulse of your business—and there’s no denying how essential that is to be successful. 

Numbers are such an important aspect of running a company and can literally make or break you. In fact, poor financials is one of the main reasons that businesses ultimately fail. Research indicates that of small businesses that failed, 82 percent failed because of cash flow problems. 

The key to preventing problems such as this comes down to knowing your numbers. But which metrics matter most? What are the ones that you need to be looking at weekly?

We’ve rounded up a list of the most important metrics that every landscape business owner should be reviewing each week.

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QuickBooks for Landscaping Companies: 5 Signs You've Outgrown Your Software

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Oct 1, 2019 6:57:00 AM

Chances are you've used QuickBooks for landscaping, at least at some point in your business. Most landscape contractors have. Actually, most small business owners in general, have—after all, it is not industry-specific software. QuickBooks can work just fine for many businesses in their early stages. But as your business grows, your software needs are most likely going to grow, too.

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How to Proactively Secure Snow Plowing Contracts for Your Landscape Company

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Sep 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

If you are not a snow-exclusive business and securing snow plowing contracts is not constantly on your mind, then you could fall into the trap of waiting until the last minute to start working on your snow sales. This happens to a lot of landscaping companies, so by no means are you alone. 

But that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with the ramifications.

The truth is, when you wait too long to plan for your snow season, you find yourself scrambling. You might not even be able to hire the right number of laborers or have all of the proper equipment lined up if you didn’t plan ahead. 

Fortunately, you can prevent a lot of headaches by starting the planning process now. 

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4 Signs You Need New Landscape Business Management Software at Your Landscaping Company

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Aug 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM

As the CEO, it is your responsibility to oversee your landscaping company as a whole and make sure that it’s running as best that it possibly can. In order to ensure that, you’ve likely implemented various tools over the years, including potential software solutions. But how do you know when the tools you’ve implemented are no longer enough?

How do you know when it’s time for new landscape business management software?

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Age and New Landscape Business Management Software Adoption: Some Surprising Revelations

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Jul 11, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Technology is part of our everyday lives—and becomes more so every day. From online shopping to using devices to remain informed or connect with others, technology is used daily and that’s no different for those age 50 and older. Over 90 percent of adults over 50 own a computer or laptop, 70 percent have a smartphone, and more than 40 percent own a tablet, according to a national study.

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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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