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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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The Magic of January 1st Software Changes

 

If someone were to ask you the best time to implement new software, what would you say?

You might like the vast majority of business owners answer January 1st.  And that wouldn't be wrong....  years ago.

But today that's no longer really true.  January 1 marks the beginning [...]

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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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Crew Mobile Software for the Field

At some time in the future you will be adopting an electronic crew management and tracking application.

 

The reasons are simple and important.  First, the application will reduce the administrative work required to manage payroll.  Second, the application will reduce [...]

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Should I Design My Own Landscape Management Software?

This is a question many companies consider.  Whether designing a custom system from the code up to the user interface (UI), or "customizing" a system by linking together different applications, they will do so for several reasons.

Why Design Your Own?

You're a large company 

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Deploying Landscape Management Software as a Team

In the military, deployment means to spread the troops out strategically, to be ready. It encompasses all activity from home station through their destination.

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Is it Hard to Switch Landscape Management Software?

 

As the leader of your company, you’ve experienced change often.  Situations like moving to a new facility, hiring different managers, switching brands of equipment, or even just changing the time of a standing meeting are all changes that can create stress within an [...]

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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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