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Underpromise and Overdeliver

Underpromise and Overdeliver

Customers don’t forget the promises you make. That means, you better deliver! In fact, I recommend taking advantage of every opportunity you have to wow your customers by overdelivering. You can do this by sending estimates for slightly more...

10 Things That Could Be Hurting Your Business

10 Things That Could Be Hurting Your Business

Losing money can result in a slow, painful death for businesses. However, losses are the default mode of operation unless you’re intentional about your finances. Remember the idea that things left to themselves tend to degenerate? Your business is not immune to this...

My take on business versus personal expenses

While at times it might seem convenient to use your business account to pay for personal expenses and vice versa, it’s not a wise practice. In order to stay above reproach, keep things clean, and avoid legal issues later, it’s best to maintain a separation of church...

Do You Know What to Fix Next in Your Business?

Do You Know What to Fix Next in Your Business?

If you’re like most business owners, you probably focus on what’s right in front of you. There are times when everything feels urgent, and you find yourself playing the part of a firefighter putting out theoretical fires – a far cry from the focused, level-headed...

Avoid The “Crash and Burn” With This One Thing

Avoid The “Crash and Burn” With This One Thing

Flying blind never yields positive results. In fact, it leads to disaster – literally, in the case of airplanes, but figuratively as well. A pilot controlling a plane while wearing a blindfold would not be able to see his fuel gauge, navigation system, or even the sky...

Get the 411 on Reconciling Your Accounts

Get the 411 on Reconciling Your Accounts

Some decisions you face as a business owner are optional. You can decide if you want to send a company holiday card or offer your employees coffee in the breakroom (though some might argue that the second one is a non-negotiable!).However, reconciling your accounts is...

How to Avoid the Number One Reason Most Businesses Fail

How to Avoid the Number One Reason Most Businesses Fail

It’s no secret that things left to themselves deteriorate. Profitability for landscapers is no exception. Without an effective cash management system in place, your profits will dwindle. In fact, cash flow problems are the main reason 82% of small businesses fail. You...

6 Ways to Improve Cash Flow for Landscapers

6 Ways to Improve Cash Flow for Landscapers

We know that your job as a landscape business owner has busy and slow seasons. Business booms when it’s warm but crawls painfully slow when it’s cold. This can lead to anxiety, uncertainty, and a looming sense of dread.  You work way too hard to stress about the slow...