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How to Create the Best Christmas Light Business Cards
Use these pro strategies to create the best Christmas light business cards that beat your competition and automatically win more clients!
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How to Start a Christmas Light Business That’s Legal
Use this quick guide to find out how to start a Christmas light business that's legal so you can start becoming successful in no time!
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How to Transition from Lawn Care to a Christmas Light Business
Use this quick guide to help you easily transition from lawn care to a Christmas light business in no time at all!
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Best Commercial Robotic Mowers for Your Business
Take the right factors into account, and use this guide to help you choose the best commercial robotic mowers for your lawn care business!
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5 Ways to Cut Corners During a Lawn Care Hiring Crisis
Use these simple strategies to help you cut corners during a lawn care hiring crisis so your business can stay successful for years to come!
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The Top 5 Ways to Survive a Lawn Care Hiring Crisis
Survive a lawn care hiring crisis using these top strategies and free downloads to help you continue to thrive for many years to come!
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What to Do During Lawn Care Rain Delays
Lawn care rain delays are unavoidable in lawn care. Use this article to incorporate the best procedures into your lawn care business!
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13 Lawn Care Social Media Tips to Grow Your Business
Use these lawn care social media tips to help grow your business. Plus, get free downloadable gifts to get your lawn care business started!
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Lawn Care Invoicing: How to Get Paid Faster
Use this article to help you incorporate the best lawn care invoicing strategies into your business so you can save time and get paid faster.
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How to Price Apartment Lawn Care
Successfully expand your lawn care services and find out how to price apartment lawn care to become your next profit builder!
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How to Get Lawn Care Customers Fast
Whether you’ve lost a few, or you just want to increase your profits, use this guide to find out how to get more lawn care customers fast.
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How to Save Time on Your Field Service Operations
Streamlining your field service operations saves time and increases profits. Use this article to find the best tools to speed up operations!
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The 3 Best Service Autopilot Automations Every Landscaping Company Should Use
Stop overworking to grow your landscaping business. Use this article to automate your everyday tasks with Service Autopilot Automations!
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How to Create Google Ads for Lawn Care Businesses
Google Ads for lawn care businesses are a great way to win more clients while also increasing your online presence and expanding your reach. Google Ads are a great asset to your lawn care business’ advertising because they give you: Fast results (no waiting to rank on Google) Trackable data (know your ROI and how […]
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Lawn Care Video Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business
Use these lawn care video marketing strategies to create amazing videos that build your online presence and sell more work at higher prices.
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How to Build a Lawn Care Business Plan
Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re updating it, this step-by-step guide will help you to build the best lawn care business plan.
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Getting Rich Mowing Lawns: $100,000 to $1 MILLION
In this article, I’ll tell you how to get rich mowing lawns and take your business from $100,000 to $1 MILLION before you know it.
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Getting Rich Mowing Lawns: $0 to $100,000
Use this article to get rich mowing lawns using profitable marketing habits, streamlined operational strategies, and best-held lawn care business secrets.
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Landscape Pricing: How to Price Services for Profit
Set your business up for success by using this complete guide and free calculator to discover the best landscape pricing to maximize profits.
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Make BIG Money Mowing Small Lawns
Small lawns are the bane of some lawn care business owners - they hate unloading their equipment to work on a lawn that takes 10 minutes to mow. It takes longer to get there and unload than it does to do the work. And the homeowner doesn’t want to pay enough to justify the drive. […]
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Commercial Lawn Equipment You Need for Your Business
Finding the right commercial lawn equipment can be an overwhelming process… but it doesn’t have to be that way. It;s easy to get swayed by brands, and by other lawn care owners who are strong advocates for brands they love. At the end of the day, brands that might work for other lawn care owners, […]
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How Much to Pay Lawn Care Employees
Take out the guesswork and uncertainty. Use this complete guide and calculator to find out exactly how much to pay lawn care employees today!
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Top 7 Things Your Lawn Care Website Needs
Transform your lawn care website into a profit-generating sales machine by using this winning formula to attract visitors and turn them into paying clients.
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How to Build a Recession-Proof Business
By the end of this article, you’ll know how to make your business recession-proof in order to withstand any economic crisis.
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How to Choose the BEST Commercial Lawn Mowers
This guide was put together to help numerous industry experts and lawn professionals (like yourself) to choose THE BEST commercial lawn mower for your lawn care business. Many people who give advice on commercial lawn mowers either: Are paid by a manufacturer to rep that brand Tell you to go with the thing they arbitrarily […]
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7 Lawn Care Business Tips, Tricks, & Secrets
So you’ve seen all of your successful lawn care business competitors, and you’re wondering how they do it… What’s their SECRET?!
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How to Run Your Business Remotely During COVID-19
Did you know that you can completely run your business remotely from your home? Read this article to find out how you can start TODAY.
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Top 7 Service Industry Resources for COVID-19
Get answers to questions like... How do I stay updated on the Coronavirus? Where do I find information? What information and options apply to my business?
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How to Protect Your Business During the Coronavirus
As the Coronavirus spreads, it can be hard to keep up with all the news. What matters? What's changing? What do you need to pay attention to?
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The 3 Most Profitable Service Autopilot Automations
By the end of this article, you’re going to see how Automations can make you money AND give you back hours upon hours every month.
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Is There Money in the Lawn Care Business?
By the end of this article, you’ll have the knowledge and tools you need to build a multi-million dollar lawn care business with WILD growth.
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How to Create the Best Lawn Care Business Card
Use these ultimate strategies to create the best lawn care business cards in the industry, and beat your competition fast!
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7 Goals Your Field Service Business Needs in 2021
Get on the right track to growing your business beyond your WILDEST dreams using these money-making goal-setting strategies in 2020.
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Take Your Business to the Next Level with These Lessons from SA6
Trying to take your business to the “next level?” Check out some of the lessons you may have missed or relive the glory from all that was SA6.
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The Top 9 Books You Should Be Reading After SA6
These are the top 9 book recommendations from our SA6 Speakers. So whether you attended SA5 or not, these books are sure to help grow your business.
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How to Add Snow Services to Your Lawn and Snow Company
Stop struggling to survive the winter. Use this step-by-step process to add snow removal services to your lawn care business during the winter.
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7 Ways to Sell More Work With Christmas Light Flyers
Take advantage of the top 7 strategies for creating Christmas light flyers that sell more work. Plus, download your FREE flyer templates!
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How to Capitalize on the Short Holiday Lighting Season
The key to capitalizing on the short holiday lighting season is actually just leaning in to the urgency that is that short lifespan.
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9 Winter and Fall Landscaping Services to Sell (When There’s No Snow)
Trying to find services to provide because there's no snow? These are some of the most profitable fall and winter services you can start selling right now.
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10 Essential Tools for Your Landscaping Business
Looking for the best landscaping tools? Find the MUST-HAVE landscaping tools you should consider buying. Plus, decide which ones are best for your business.
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Lawn Care Gear: A Helpful Guide to Buying Trimmers
Want to buy a new trimmer for your residential and commercial lawn and landscaping business? Buy the right trimmer for your business today.
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Lawn Care Gear: A Helpful Guide to Buying Edgers
Looking to buy a new edger for your residential and commercial lawn and landscaping business? Right now, find the right edger you've been waiting to buy.
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Lawn Care Gear: A Helpful Guide to Buying Lawn Mowers
Buying a new lawn mower for your residential and commercial lawn and landscaping business? Get the perfect mower at a price you can afford today.
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5 Pest Control Marketing Secrets to Growing
Use these top 5 pest control marketing secrets so you can grow your business into a long-lasting success and start seeing immediate results!
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Become a Leader | Profit Roadmap
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSChris Volpe (our Director of Training and Special Services) joins us to tell you how to be a great leader. Just by delegating, you can become the great leader you’ve always dreamed of… but there are also a few other things you can do too. […]
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Is Your Lawn Care Business Legal?
Is your lawn and landscape business legal? Follow these 4 steps, and you'll be able to have an official business starting today!
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How to Name Your Lawn Care Business
New lawn care business?... Thinking about a name change?... Get the 7 best tips for naming your lawn care business TODAY.
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8 Designs to Inspire Your Lawn & Landscaping Website
Find out how to update your lawn care website! Follow these design principles to get more leads and more clients on your lawn or landscaping website.
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The Best Lawn Care Trucks for Your Business
Take out the guesswork and discover the best lawn care trucks for your business! Plus, get a few money-saving tips to simplify the process.
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A Quick Guide to Facebook Ads for Lawn Care: Pt. 3
Find out how you can utilize Facebook Ads to benefit the growth of your lawn or landscape business. It's the #1 thing that'll separate you from competition.
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7 Lawn Care Services You Can Easily Upsell
Accomplish your dreams and grow your business by upselling your lawn and landscape services. You'll find out what services to upsell and how to do it!
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A Quick Guide to Facebook Ads for Lawn Care: Pt. 2
Grow your lawn care business at the right pace for your lawn or landscape company. Discover how you can reach your target audience through Facebook Ads.
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How to Upsell Your Lawn and Landscape Services
Find out how to upsell your lawn and landscape services today so you can consistently increase your revenue without taking on new clients.
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How to Win Clients With Your Lawn Care Truck Wrap
Thinking about lawn care truck wraps? Unsure if it's the right move? Use this article to help create a lawn care truck wrap to win clients.
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A Quick Guide to Facebook Ads for Lawn Care: Pt. 1
This is a complete, step-by-step guide to advertising your lawn care or landscaping business on Facebook. I've slipped in a few secrets and tactics used by the best Facebook marketers. Enjoy!
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The Quick SEO Guide for Lawn Care & Landscaping
These Lawn and Landscape SEO will push your page to the top of Google’s search results. Read this to get more traffic AND better leads on your website.
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How to Get Your Lawn Care Clients to Pay You
Are you struggling to get your clients to pay you? Stop struggling, and start using these tips to get paid on time... every time.
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Mistakes Lawn Care Owners Make: Pt. 2
This is part 2 of 2 in a series that explores the common mistakes of lawn care owners. Mistakes. We all make them… and it’s hurting the growth of your lawn care business. Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been in the business for years - I can almost guarantee, you’re making at least […]
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Mistakes Lawn Care Owners Make: Pt. 2
These mistakes are extremely common, and they're holding back the growth of your lawn care business. Find out how to fix them and get the resources to help!
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Mistakes Lawn Care Owners Make: Pt. 1
80% of new businesses fail. You can be part of the 20% that fight their way to the top, but only if you avoid these lethal errors in your new lawn care business.
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Lawn Care Hiring Guide: How to Hire the Best Employees
Use this lawn care hiring guide to find the best employees for your business. Plus, use our free downloadable gifts to help your labor issues.
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The Top 9 Lawn Care Publications of 2019
Are you looking for resources to help grow your lawn care business? Look no further! You'll discover the best, free lawn care publications 2019 can offer.
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How to Price Your Lawn Care Services [FREE Download]
Pricing your lawn care services is one of the most important factors that determine the survival of your business, and it’s the #1 problem for most lawn care and landscaping owners. When you properly price your services, you can grow your business faster and ensure the success of your business. This lawn care pricing guide […]
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Lawn Care Pricing: How Much to Charge for Your Services
Use this lawn care pricing guide to maximize your profits. Plus, download our FREE lawn care pricing calculator to fix your prices TODAY!
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The Top 7 Lawn Care YouTube Channels
Forget school. Videos will teach you anything you want to know. From YouTube, you can find out how to: Stripe a lawn, Edge with a weed eater, Make your advertisements work And build a successful lawn care business. Here’s our top 7 list of the best YouTube channels for Lawn Care… 7. Ambro’s Landscaping Inc. […]
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Start Spending More Time with the Family
Find out how you can be spending more time with your family AND growing your service industry business, TODAY. Plus, you'll save money, while you do it!
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11 Reasons to ALWAYS Market in Lawn Care
Find out why you should ALWAYS be marketing your lawn care business. You'll also get several resources and templates to help you grow your business.
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Do You Need a Tax Preparer or a CPA?
With a new tax code in play, who's going to help you file your taxes this year - a Tax Preparer or CPA? You’ll need to know who you can turn to for support.
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Best Software for Pest Control
Growing a Pest Control business has its challenges. You need a software and app that are going to help you grow. Find out what software YOU should be using.
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Lawn Care Marketing: The Best 11.5 Ideas
Lawn care marketing is by far the best (and arguably the only) way to grow your business. Start implementing these easy strategies today!
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The Best 11.5 Lawn Care Marketing Ideas
Lawn care marketing is single-handedly the best (and arguably the only) way to grow your business. In this article, we cherry-pick the very best lawn care marketing strategies and break them down into simple, actionable strategies you can start implementing today! Now, let’s get started. 1. Sell the Value (Not the Features) Why do people […]
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5 Tips for Excellent Customer Service
Set your business apart from your competitors with these 5 ways to ensure a perfect customer experience. Excellent customer service is vital to your company’s success.
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The #1 Way to Have a Kickass New Year
Increase your business growth and revenue in 2019 with these 12 productivity tips. Plus, you'll find out the #1 way to have a kickass New Year!
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12 Must-Run Reports for the New Year
Kick off the New Year by growing your business with these 12 must-run reports. Learn everything you did right, what failed, and where you need to go for 2019.
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How to Bid Your Next Commercial Lawn Care Contract
Crank up your annual revenue by winning your next commercial lawn care contract with this easy guide, so you can start winning contracts now!
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How to Make Money With Christmas Light Installation
When the grass stops growing, maintain profits throughout the year by using these strategies to make money with Christmas light installation!
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SA5 | Growth on Fire
What is the hardest part of growing your business? Facing your problems ALONE. Couple the business challenges with personal dilemmas and you've got yourself a powder keg waiting to explode. SA5 took on those issues and MORE this year by revealing to attendees how to overcome your biggest challenges, cope with the things you cannot […]
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The Top 11 Books from SA5
Whether you attended SA5 or missed it, these are the top 11 books recommended by industry leaders and experts at the conference.
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The 3 BEST Ways to Upsell Fall Landscaping Services
Want to make money in the fall with your landscaping business? Try using these strategies to upsell your fall landscaping services right now.
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Motivate Lawn Care Employees All Year Long
Discover 9 ways to motivate lawn care employees throughout your busiest season. Having their loyalty makes your business MUCH easier to grow!
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How to Stop Being a Jack of All Trades & Master of None in Your Lawn Care Business
Did you spread yourself too thin? Read this article to hear what consultants have to say is the best way to grow your lawn business.
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How to Deal With a Problem Lawn Care Employee
Even the most successful business owners will have a problem lawn care employee. Here are a few recommendations on how to deal with them.
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How to Find Your First Lawn Care Clients
Starting a new lawn care business? This is a lightning-quick guide to show you where to find your first lawn clients. Let's get started.
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Here’s What 5 Lawn Care Experts Wish They Knew When They First Started…
What do the lawn care professionals wish they knew when they first started in the business? Here's 5 of the leading lawn care experts with their answers.
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Why Higher Lawn Care Prices are Better
Most lawn care companies think lower prices will bring in more clients. Maybe in the short term, but in the long term, low prices will hurt your business. Here's why you NEED to charge more for your quality lawn care services.
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Should You Hire People with NO Experience?
I know what you’re thinking. You clicked this post because you’d never hire a “know-nothing.” Inexperienced employees drive you crazy. You don’t want them… … but I want to change your mind. You should think harder about hiring those "know-nothings." They just might surprise you: 1. They’re cheaper than experienced labor. Someone with 3-5 years […]
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How to Keep Lawn Care Employees Healthy in the Heat
I'm hot. You're hot. It's summer and everybody is afraid of the heat. Your lawn employees hate it, and it shows in the quality of their work. Here's a few tips (obvious and some not-so-obvious) to beat the heat this summer.
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How to Improve Your Reputation Using Community Outreach
FACT: Having a great reputation leads to more sales. If people like you, they talk about you. And if they say good things about you, word of mouth spreads and you have a ton of appointments scheduled over time. But having a great reputation means more than just good Yelp, Facebook, and Google reviews and […]
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How to Fix Your Email Hygiene (and Sell More Work)
"Why are my clients not getting my emails?!" Read this article, and we'll show you how to fix all of your email deliverability problems... and get great email list hygiene.
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How the “Average Customer” will Kill Your Business
Do you know why the average client could kill your business? We're about to show you - and help you understand which clients you should pursue.
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Free Lawn Care Services: Good or Terrible Idea?
Should you give away your lawn care services for free? Why would this make an excellent marketing idea, and how do you do it right? Read on, and we'll show you how.
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Top 5 Podcasts for Lawn Care Owners
These podcasts give you the tools and the confidence to start growing your lawn and landscaping business today. The best part? You'll listen while you work.
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The 7 Basics of Great Turf Care
Turf care can be complicated. Especially if you're a new lawn care owner. This quick article will de-mystify everything about lawn grass, and show you how to grow greener, healthier lawns that your clients will love.
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4 Questions to Make You Rethink Your Lawn Care Services
Are your lawn care services right for your market? How do you know? These questions will make sure you're selling the most profitable services in your area.
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Part-Timers, Job-Owners: Can You Overcome The 5 Hurdles to Become a Large Business?
Mike Callahan, the owner of Callahan's Lawn Care (one of the biggest lawn care companies in NY-state), produced an awesome video explaining the 5 stages your business will grow through and the hurdles of each stage. These stages aren't unique to lawn care or cleaning, they're the stages every small business works through. Stage #1: Part-Time […]
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How to Start a Lawn Care Business With NO Money
You don't need a bunch of money to get started. See how to start a lawn care business from the ground up and keep it strong for many years!
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How to Grow Your Lawn Care Business
Want to streamline your everyday operations and maximize your profits? These resources will help you to grow your lawn care business.
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How to Do Lawn Care Estimates | FREE Template Download
Do you know how to estimate your services? When you give a client a lawn care estimate, is it hand-scrawled on a Steno pad or professionally printed and accompanied by winning sales copy? You can close WAY more deals with a better lawn care estimate template and we've got a FREE one just for you.
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8 Bulletproof Strategies to Fight “Client Poachers”
Are they trying to "poach" your clients? Don't let your competition steal from you. Read these strategies, and you'll have a surefire way to fight back. Protect yourself from other Lawn Care and Landscapers.
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Best Books for Service Business Owners in 2018 [Jonathan Pototschnik’s Recommendations]
Jonathan’s consumed well over $100,000 worth of books and training materials in his career as an entrepreneur. I thought he'd be the perfect person to ask for recommendations of the best books for service business owners to read in 2018. What Jonathan gave me wasn’t just a short list. He included... self-help. marketing. works of […]
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How to Survive the Coming Lawn Care Labor Crisis
We’ve got a problem. A lawn care labor crisis is on its way down the pike. It's a big, ugly, in-your-face problem. There aren’t any visas. The H2-B program has been critically blocked for the 2018 lawn care season. Most of the visas went to Hurricane Harvey clean-up. Lawn Care Companies will have too… Drop clients […]
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8 Changes for a Richer 2018 | Lawn Care & Landscaping
Lawn Care and Landscaping Owners: Want to crush your New Year's goals? Change these 8 things, and you are guaranteed success in 2018.
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5 Painful Signs it’s Time to Hire More Lawn Care Employees
When it comes time to hire more lawn care employees, most lawn care owners would rather run away from the truth. They say things like: “I’ll just work more hours.” “Why hire? They’ll just quit in a week anyway.” “Sure we’re growing. But do we have enough money to hire?” STUCK. That’s what happens to […]
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23 Amazing insights, Tools, and Strategies from the 2017 Service Autopilot Conference | Best of SA4: NEXT
If you’ve ever said… “It’s too hard to find good employees these days!” ...then count yourself lucky. Hiring,  which is the #1 problem for every owner in the Service Industry, may actually be a good thing for your business. Let me say that again: It's good that you can't find employees. Jonathan Potoschnik’s opening Keynote […]
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Jonathan Pototschnik’s 11 Best Lawn Care Marketing Tips
Sometimes... you need marketing ideas from someone who has already "figured it out." You don’t have time to read $100,000 worth of marketing resources (or attend all those conferences!) That’s why we’ve put together a great collection of marketing tips from Service Autopilot's CEO Jonathan Pototschnik (you might know him as the Lawn Care Millionaire). […]
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Fall Landscaping: 11 Profitable Services
Running out of funds? These 11+ fall landscaping and lawn care services will keep your business profitable and productive during the fall.
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How to Make Angry Lawn Care Clients Happy Again
Use these strategies to help you win over angry lawn care clients and make them happy again with your services.
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How to Deal with Lawn Care Owners Who Try to Steal Your Clients
Competition is part of every industry. Whether you’ve noticed it or not, the moment you start to have success as a lawn care owner, other lawn care owners will want to take it from you. Don’t fear the competition. Use it to your advantage. Instead of letting your competitors poach lawn care clients from you: […]
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Lawn Care Flyers: 7 Ways to Win Customers Fast
Win customers FAST using these 7 effective strategies in your lawn care flyers. Plus, download your FREE flyer and door hanger templates!
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How a Faster "Morning Routine" will Rescue Your Lawn Care Profits
A quick story from Jonathan (Service Autopilot, Lawn Care Millionaire) from his lawn care business: Our morning routine was a waste... It ate into our lawn care profits, and made the whole day slower. Essentially, we were losing about an hour per crew… per day. With 5 crews, we lost 25-30 hours of billable time each week. That’s like […]
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Our Top YouTube Videos of 2017... So Far
Have you subscribed to our Lawn Care Millionaire or Service Autopilot YouTube channels yet? Our channels feature helpful advice and tips on pricing, staffing, equipment, marketing, and productivity—all with the ultimate goal of helping you launch, grow, and maintain your business. Here are a few of our top recent videos:
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The Best Lawn Care Software Can DOUBLE Your Growth
The best lawn care software can grow your business so BIG that your competitors will be afraid to compete with you. Ask any landscaping or lawn care owner: “How did you grow your business from nothing to $1M+ in revenue?” They will tell you that it requires hard work, great people skills… and the best […]
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How to Use “9 Arounds” to Boost Your Lawn Care Business this Year
There are plenty of new ways to market your lawn care business… But here’s something the younger crowd doesn’t know: The “old-school” methods still work … especially door-to-door advertising. Selling your services door to door can be an effective way to turn more lawn care leads into paying clients. But that doesn’t you have to […]
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The 7 Deadly Pricing Mistakes that Will Kill Your Lawn Care Business
What does a dead guy have to do with Lawn Care and Landscaping?  Well, that’s not just any body - that body is your pricing strategy. Your pricing strategy is riddled with holes, and bleeding profits all over the grass. The problem is - you don’t even know he’s dead! You’re too busy in the […]
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The Big Data Roundup | Lawn Care and Landscaping 2017
Get your calculator out. Put in your pocket protector. Where's that slide rule? It's time to crunch the numbers, compiled from all over the Green Industry. In this post, we’re going to spill all of Data’s secrets, and show you the juiciest stats from Green Industry publications. These could have a powerful impact on your […]
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15 Things Customers Hate About the Typical Lawn Care Company
Your clients want a perfectly trimmed lawn that they can show off to their family, neighbors and friends. How do you make that happen?
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3 Sales Triggers that Will Generate More Clients for Your Business
You use every marketing trick in the book. But it's not enough... The "new client hose" is barely dripping. How do you crack it open? If you want to flood your business in new clients, you don't need elbow grease... ...what you need is a little bit of Psychology. These 3 sales triggers are guaranteed […]
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3 Future-focused Strategies to Beat Big National Lawn Companies (like Canopy, TruGreen, etc.)
You hear that sound? STOMP ... STOMP ... STOMP ... The Giants are coming for us... and they want to kill our business. They want to drive you to the brink, until you are so weak you have no choice but to sell out or fold under. Jonathan Pototschnik, co-founder of CitiTurf and Service Autopilot […]
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Is Lawn Care Estimating Software the Best Way to Bid (and Win) Jobs? | Landscape Bidding
Estimates are a constant stream of busy work. At best, you're up to your neck in busy work. At worst, you are ten feet below the surface ... drowning. But what if there was a better way? What if there was a lawn care estimating software that would make your Quoting Process 535% faster ... and better at […]
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Is Software Really the Best Way to Schedule Lawn Care?
Your schedule keeps you moving. And when you move, you make money. To keep track of your lawn care schedule, you probably use one of these: your memory sticky notes or a diital calendar or a lawn care and landscape scheduling software suite Maybe you wonder, "Should I get a better scheduling software tool for my […]
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17 Revealing Questions You Should Ask Your Clients Every Year
Lawn Care. Landscaping. Window washing or residential cleaning.  Whatever industry you live in, you need to make your clients happy. But how do you know when they’re happy? Here is a list of 17 questions that will enhance your client relationships - and help you prevent upcoming problems.
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How to Sell More Jobs in Person | Lawn Care & Landscaping
The easiest way to market your lawn or landscape business is in person. However... ... it’s also the easiest way to lose a sale, if you do it wrong. Personal selling skills are critical to the growth of your lawn care or landscaping business, especially if you own a: Small Business Mid-sized Business Or a […]
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Build a Company Culture that Your Team (and Clients) Will Love | Lawn Care & Landscaping Advice
Some competitors have more clients than you. Others have newer equipment. Some might have both. But there’s one thing that will set you ahead of the competition… Any landscaping company with a healthy culture will attract better employees and generate more jobs. Retention rates will go up, as will job satisfaction. The best part? You […]
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Should I Raise My Lawn Care Prices? 5 Key Steps to KEEP Your Clients
Dear lawn/landscape owner, You need to charge more. Every day, hard-earned profits bleed out of your pocket. If you want to KEEP your clients, there are 5 critical steps you must take to raise your lawn service prices.  Bonus: at the end of this post, we will give you a Free Template for an “Official Price Increase” Letter you can […]
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Should I Raise My Lawn Care Prices? 5 Key Steps to KEEP Your Clients
Dear lawn/landscape owner, You need to charge more. Every day, hard-earned profits bleed out of your pocket. If you want to KEEP your clients, there are 5 critical steps you must take to raise your lawn service prices.  Bonus: at the end of this post, we will give you a Free Template for an “Official Price Increase” Letter you can […]
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How to Price Lawn Care Services that Sell | Landscape Pricing
"How much should I charge for this?" Lawn care prices seem so ... made up. You worry that the cost of your services is too high or too low. Nobody wants to scare away clients. Use this Lawn Care Pricing Strategy to make sure your clients coming back:
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How to Get 5-Star Reviews for Your Lawn Care Business
Use these effective, tried-and-true strategies to get 5-star online reviews for your lawn care business to start winning more clients now!
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How to Hire Your First Lawn Care Employee
There are 100+ reasons why you should hire a field worker... ... but you only need this ONE: You will make more money if you hire the right lawn care employee. Hired right, a new employee will make you money and put your business on a path for GROWTH that other owners can only dream of:
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3 Proven Ways to Get Referrals for Your Landscaping or Lawn Care Businesses
The bad news? Referrals can be the slowest way to gain new landscaping clients ... … at first. The good news? When your business does referrals right, you get a snowball effect. Good referrals generate a constant stream of extremely high-quality leads from your pre-existing lawn care and landscaping clients. This guide will bury you in […]
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How Much Should You Charge for Lawn Mowing Services?
Take off the training wheels. Whether you're a new lawn care business owner or a perpetually small-time owner, you're probably worried about how you've priced your services. You want to know that your price is high enough that you can make money, but low enough so that you can be competitive in your market. This […]
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Lawn Care Owners: 8 Changes for a Richer 2017 [UPDATED]
"Happy New Year! Happy 2017! It's time for a new you!" Sick of hearing that yet? If you are, then don't read this post, because it will cover the eight changes in 2017 guaranteed to make you and your lawn care business have the richest year ever.
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How to Hire Your First Office Assistant
Hiring your first office assistant is a nail-biting experience. You are about to pay someone who will never produce billable work. You will never charge for their time. Yet, if you want to scale your lawn care or landscaping business, you MUST hire the right employees. It feels risky, and many business owners put it […]
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How to get the most value from your next Trade Show or Conference
Going to an industry conference is like trying to fly through a hurricane in a cheap, one-prop Cessna airplane. You walk in, and WHAM you're hit with: Loud, high-energy venues Tons of people to connect with speakers slinging so much knowledge you need a lifejacket just to stay afloat and breathe Think about the conferences […]
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3 Ways to Start Building Your Lawn Care Business
Want to know a "Green Industry" secret? You can get into ANY lawn care market you want. The key is to look for the CRACKS in your market. This post will give you the chisel and hammer you need to break into any lawn care market – without GOING BANKRUPT first. Remember this: Every Market has […]
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How to Write an Email (That Doesn't Suck)
You put time at a premium. So do your clients. Write emails worth reading and keep 'em short and sweet. Nothing communicates how much you care about a client like the amount of time that goes into your correspondence with them. In the internet millennium, email is the contact method of preference for most people, but the […]
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The Right Way to Hire High Schoolers | Interview with EDU Lawn Service
These days, it seems like nobody wants to work for an honest day’s wages. Hiring new crew members is a pain; you're lucky if half of them even show up for the interview. Most lawn care owners are asking, "Where have all the good workers gone…?" But there is a different question - a better question - […]
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The Number One Reason Most Lawn Care Companies Fail
You’ve sent out mailers, you’ve sweated from block to block leaving door hangers, you've paid a small fortune for internet ads. Your stomach is in knots worrying that all your effort and expense is not going to pay off. How can you get the biggest return on investment from your marketing campaign?
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Profit First: The #1 Problem this Book will Fix in Your Service Business
Quick: what is the fastest way to increase profits in your business? If you immediately thought "Sell more work," or "Get more clients," then I'm about to tell you exactly why you should read Profit First. Do you have any of these problems: Unplanned Accounting: "We figure out our financials as we go. It's how we've always […]
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Attract More Clients: Gorgeous Before/After Pictures in Under 5 Minutes
You do awesome work. Your work impresses not only your clients - but also their friends, their family, even their neighbors are envious. YET, there is one group of people who DON’T KNOW how good you are… Your LEADS. Before & After photos are the easiest way to impress your potential customers. That is, IF […]
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What an All-Women Landscaping Company Taught Us About Succeeding in the Green Industry
A few weeks ago, one of our Launch reps came up to me and said, "Hey, we just signed up an all-female landscaping company." My reaction was - No way. There's no way that company exists. So I asked her, "You're sure they're all women?" Her: "Yep, just talked to the owner. She said they're an entire […]
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Lawn Care Gear: A Helpful Guide to Buying Uniforms
The right uniform saves you money and increases company pride. Discover what uniforms can do for your lawn care business and find what's right for you.
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Lawn Care Crew Sizes: 1, 2, or 3-Man Crews?
Winter is already threatening to pack up, and leave the South. Winter isn't gone yet, but parts of Texas are already pushing above 80. One famous Groundhog predicted an early spring. Which, to us, only means one thing: the lawn care season is soon. While many lawn care companies are scrambling to call clients and line up their schedules, they are also thinking […]
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Need Lawn Care Employees? Here are 5 Smarter Ways to Find Them
The Green Industry is suffering from the biggest drought ever. There is a lack of fresh employees for all of us: Residential lawn care Commercial lawn care Tree trimming services Hard & Soft landscaping We need to be smarter about how we search for our lawn care employees. These five strategies will put you far […]
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Lawn Care Owners: Do You Know Your Target Market?
When you want to sell more work, these are the two most important questions you can ask yourself: "Who is my ideal client?" "Where is my ideal client?" You need to answer these questions before you start marketing your lawn care business. Let's talk about that in this week's Business Advice feature:
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Lawn Care Owners: Are you wasting 80% of your day?
What is the most important part of your day? For many lawn business owners, the most important part of the day is the morning, when they schedule services, dispatch crews, and get most of their office work out of the way. How long is the most important part of your day? It could be much shorter […]
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Top 12 Hiring Mistakes Most Lawn Care Companies Make
Your employees can really mess up your life... ...or, they can make it 10X easier. More than 90% of Lawn Care Companies don't have a hiring process. They don't know how to find people, nor how to pick the right ones out of the crowd. They shoot from the hip, and more often than not, they […]
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Why You Need to Appreciate Your Employees on the Holidays
Everything is wrapped in red and green. It's freezing cold outside. They won't stop playing that "so happy it sounds fake" Christmas music. You know what time of year it is. Only THIS year, you've decided you want to do something to show your Employees how much you appreciate them. But what? And how?
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7 Productivity Secrets from a Lawn Care Owner
But first... "Let me just check a few emails." When you own a lawn care business, the tasks pile up - even on your off season. Sometimes, you don't want to do the hard stuff or tasks that require your attention for long periods of time. Before you know it, the day is over, and you've […]
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Find the Best Employees for Your Lawn Care or Landscaping Business
Every owner gets to a point... ...where you can't do it all on your own. You realize you could make more money, in the long run, if you hired some extra help. You need people with real work ethics and experience. How do you find great employees? This post will show you where to find the […]
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8 Signs You're Offering Too Many Services
On an average day at an upscale food market, there was a table covered with more than 24 varieties of jam. Encouraged by free taste tests and "$1 off" coupons, shoppers swarmed the table. The profits were good, not great. No surprises there. On another average day, another table was set up - this time, […]
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4 Reasons Free Service Software Will Cost You Money
It feels like prices are always going up. Housing is getting more expensive, your employees are asking for more money, and that new mower you just bought almost costs double what you paid for the last one. You know you need to start managing your budget better. So, you browse the internet, and you type in […]
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How to Bid Lawn Care for Apartments in Bad Shape
The gate creaks when you open it. Long grass whips at your ankles and bushes crawl all over the walls. A dirt patch, filled with weeds, starts rustling. You're pretty sure something is living in that overgrowth. There are no two ways about this: this apartment complex is in dire need of lawn care maintenance. It's yours for […]
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How to Build a $1,000,000 Revenue Business in 5 years
Most service businesses make around $50,000 a year. A lot of them fail to grow beyond this number, and eventually these owners say, "This business isn't worth it." They're right. If you're going to work 80 hours a week, and your business isn't going to generate more than $50,000, then what's the point? So, how do you grow […]
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7 Ways to Beat Lawn Care Lowballers
There are clippings all over the sidewalk, the lawn stripes are sloppy, and the grass is cut so low that you wonder if it'll ever grow back. Maybe in a few months, if someone takes care of those weeds. Yep, you've seen this shoddy work before. Lowballers. They don't care about getting the job done right. […]
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$100 Per Hour Work
Bill Gates walks down the street and a $50 bill falls out of his pocket. In the second that it takes him to pick up that $50, he will earn more than $100 from interest. Unless you are Mr. Gates himself, it's hard to imagine that picking up a $50 bill would be a waste of […]
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How to Deal with Rain Delays - Landscaping and Lawn Mowing
You hear them first, don't you? A distant rumble that makes you look up from your work. You see them: big, dark, and coming your way. "Let's get a move on, guys," you say to your crew, but you know you're not going to make it. You've got eight more yards, and the sky is about […]
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Your Other Set of Goals
You're on a beach, with crystal clear waves lapping at your feet. Above you, a palm tree provides the perfect amount of shade, and the old volcanoes rise steeply behind you. You can hear the songs of birds and chattering of monkeys in the jungle, but you can also hear the tinkling of glass and […]
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One Easy Way to Teach Your Teams their Bushes, Trees, Flowers, and Weeds
Maybe this has happened to you: You're out on your client's property, getting ready to do some work on her yard. Your client comes out to talk to you. She points at her neighbor's bushes, "You know, I've always liked those. I think I want some right in front of my windows. Do you know […]
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How to Break into Your Market without Being Rich
The Service Industry is hugely competitive. Whether you're jump-starting your cleaning business, or looking to mow more lawns, it's never going to be easy to break into your market. You're going up against giants here.  So, as the new guy or gal in town, what are your chances?
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3 Tips to Get Clients to Pay by Credit Card
I get asked a lot of questions about how to run a service business. One of the most common questions I get is, "How do you get your Clients to pay you with a credit card?" It actually doesn't take as much work as you might think. I've had to go through this process with my […]
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Two Keys to Making Money in Lawn Mowing
Here's a quick quote from Jonathan back when he started the Lawn Care Millionaire: "When I got into the lawn mowing business, I wasn't sure that I liked it. I wasn't seeing the money - we weren't making nearly enough. I just didn't think it was going to be that great a business. But I kept running […]
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Is Drive Time Killing Your Profits? (Drive Time Tracking on Your Apple or Android Device)
"We had to mow 20+ lawns that day - that might not seem like so much to the bigger businesses, but for us, this was huge. This was our big day. And those weren't small properties, those were some big, residential lawns. So we worked our asses off, all day. We drove all over town, and I think […]
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4 Actions for Building the Best Team in the Field Service Industry
In the lawn and landscaping industry, finding employees is hard enough. But finding the best employees is even harder.
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Run Your Lawn Care Business like a Football Team?
When you hear the word WIN, what pops into your head? *Having a better team* - *Scoring more points * - *That glorious moment of victory* Now think of WIN in the context to the Field Service Industry - how do YOU win in the field industry?
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How Can You Improve Your Return on Investment? | Lawn Care and Landscaping
Return on investment is probably the #1 most overlooked number in the lawn care industry. Essentially, it means this: You put money into a strategy (for example, a marketing campaign) The strategy yields you more money - either from increased sales, or new clients. Why should you care about it? Pay Attention to Your Return […]
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34 Must-Read Books for Improving Your Business
On Wednesday, we talked about how you should build your knowledge to gain an edge over your competition - and in that post, we promised a list of must-read Business books. The CEO and Co-founder of Service Autopilot, Jonathan Pototschnik, recommends these books (and a few podcasts!) for people who care about growing their business. Each […]
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5 Simple Steps to Pricing Your Services Better
You might have the best team in the field. Maybe your clients rave about your outstanding customer service. But if your pricing is wrong, you won’t make the money you deserve. Price your services too low and you won’t earn enough to keep your company afloat. Too high, and your clients will run away. It's […]
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