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Better And Best Business Ideas For Landscape Contractors…

Start With The Customer To Get Technology Right

Landscapers love their toys.

 

They have a special affection for “iron,” the vehicles, equipment, and tools of the trade.

 

In addition to making work more efficient, all of that collectively speaks to the strength of the organization.

 

Nowadays, technology has become [...]

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Top Mobile Apps for Landscape Contractors

 

The landscaping and snow management industries are always "on the go". Salespeople, production teams, and managers are in the field on job sites. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have allowed these people to take their work with them and operate remotely [...]

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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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Will the Software I Buy Need Replacing in a Few Years?

 

Management Tips - Simple Answers

This is the third in a series. Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2.

The answer is no - at least not if you choose the right software "partner." In today’s market, it is much important to buy into the right partner than it is to buy the [...]

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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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Web or Cloud Based Software - Are They the Same?

 

In short, they aren’t – and it’s important to know the difference.

Network computing has been around since the 60's, but what we call “cloud computing” was introduced in 2006 by Google. (Well, if Google says it’s a thing, then it must be one, right?) Google’s CEO called the [...]

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After GIE … What’s Next? The Aspire Software Product Road Map

If you missed the GIE (Green Industry Expo) in Louisville, you missed a great and educational show. And you also happened to miss the live launch of our latest version of our landscape and snow management software: Aspire Version 4.0. (But, if you did miss it, don’t worry. I [...]

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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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Sell More Landscape Services With Technology

The Modern Sales Reality

Your commercial landscape prospects are busier than ever and harder to meet with face-to-face.  Property managers and other prospects are bombarded with requests for sales meetings – an activity they don't like that much as it takes too much time and [...]

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