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The Path to 12% Profit

This August, The Herring Group had the opportunity to speak on two live webinars about profit in collaboration with the excellent team here at The Aspire Software Company. If you are not already using their software in your business, you can request a demo by clicking here.

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Webinar: Managing Payroll, HR and On-boarding

 

Don’t have a structured New Employee On-boarding process? Would you like to improve your HR management and payroll capabilities? Which can result in streamlined processes for your employees, better bottom-line results for your department, and fewer nightmares or headaches [...]

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Change Your Game

The way you play the game of business drives your growth and profits.  And when you play the game the right way you build TRUST.   Without trust, you have little hope of long term success with customers or employees.

For YOUR customer… Trust is knowing someone will pick up [...]

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How Much Hardware Will I Need in the Future?

 

Management Tips - Simple Answers

This is the second in a series. Read Part 1 here.

You won’t need to spend as much as you did in the old days. Certainly hardware is important and expensive, but the need to buy, update and maintain your own servers will be far less in the [...]

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How Much Software Will I Need to Run My Company?

 

Tips - Simple Answers

This is the first in a series.

Business management software is an investment everyone will make eventually. How much you need depends upon your growth. If one day, you will exceed $3MM in annual revenue, you will require some kind of integrated mobile [...]

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Who's Driving Your Software Purchase Decisions?

Remember using these? If you do, you might not be the best person to make your company's software decisions.

If you want to recruit top employees, you need to take a hard look at the software you’re using. Potential employees will elect to work for companies that provide the [...]

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How Does Software Help My Landscaping Business? Ask Lombardi & McDonalds.

There are more than 90,000 landscape maintenance, snow and construction businesses in the US and Canada. Less than 10 percent ever grow larger than $1,000,000 in annual revenue. There’s no crime in that, as there is no requirement to be “bigger.” Many contractors like to [...]

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Business Management Software - Is it All the Same?

If you are going to grow your contracting business and manage it well, you will find yourself investing in software in the next few years … and having to determine what you should pay and what kind of performance you can expect.

 For more information on this, download our [...]
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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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