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Labor Management - Doing the Math: Part 8

You sell hours! Yes, you - in the Snow and Landscape Management industries – are in the business of selling HOURS. You “buy” those hours at one price, and then we try to sell them at another price. And, to the extent that you can, you strive to sell every hour that you buy.

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Profit Management - Doing the Math: Part 7

Think about this: The decisions your employees make every day create transactions that can be – and are accounted for – on your Profit & Loss Statement (P&L). The challenge for you and for them is that these results can’t easily be “seen” or appreciated. This also means they [...]

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Forecast Management - Doing the Math Part 6

Managing future risk and people are essential to business success. That’s why Doing the Math is so important. To accomplish this, you want to build a culture that does more than react – one that looks forward in preparation. You can do this using a combination of landscape [...]

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KPI's in a Landscape Business - Doing the Math Part 3

KPI: Sounds pretty important, doesn’t it? That’s because KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are important. They are the first level “drill down” in the reporting cascade for a good Landscape Business Management Software (see below).

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Budgeting: Doing the Math Part 2

To make money, you must manage effectively. To manage effectively, you need to employ a cascading reporting structure that starts at the top of your company (big picture) and drills down to the bottom (little picture). There is no other way to maximize visibility and [...]

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Reporting: Doing the Math, Part 1

This is the first in a multi-part series about the importance of business calculations and reporting in the green/snow industries.

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Future Vision: Visibility and Accountability

You can’t blame the office anymore.

Garbage in, garbage out – it’s cliché but true. Sure, information is great, but only if it’s accurate and in a report that people can use. We all know that inaccurate reporting creates problems – the biggest of which is distrust. It’s not [...]

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Should I Make A Landscape Business Software Investment?

It’s something of a tradition in baseball to put your hat on backward and maybe inside out when your team is behind and needing a rally to win. It’s called the rally cap.

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How To Buy Landscape Business Management Software Part Two: Cost

This is the second, in a five post series written to help landscape contractors buy landscape business management software.  You can see part one here.

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Can Landscapers Trust Their Numbers? Part Three.

This is the last post in a three part series on business process and financial management for landscape contractors. (Read Part One.  Read Part Two.)

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