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3 Invoicing Mistakes Landscapers Make and How to Fix Them

Having worked in invoicing for 35 years, 10 of which were in the landscape industry, I’ve seen a lot of invoicing processesand the mistakes that go with them.

When I originally started in the landscape industry, my company was behind the times when it came to invoicing. I [...]

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4 Ways Landscape Scheduling Software Helps Manage Labor Costs

During the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated closures, we all learned how vital technology is in making landscape companies tick, especially when it comes to scheduling.

In fact, some landscape company owners, like Marty Grunder, have said they could not have run their [...]

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3 Ways Landscape Estimating Software Provides Visibility into Your Gross Profit per Job

An accurate estimate is the foundation for a successful project in the landscaping industry. When estimates are too fat or too high, you may not get the business. When they’re too low or too tight, you may win the contract, but you won’t make any money on it. In short, if you [...]

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PPP Loan Forgiveness – Changes in New Law Explained

The Herring Group will be hosting a webinar to discuss the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 on June 17, 2020 at 1:00PM central time.  You can register here.  As always, the webinar will be targeted to the landscape industry. 

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8 Ways Business Management Software Can Boost Landscaping Business Profit

While acquiring additional customers and adding new property maintenance contracts are sure-fire way to boost your landscaping business profit, these high-impact, high-energy activities aren't the only ways to elevate your bottom line. Rather than directing all your attention [...]

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The Power of Benchmarking to Win in Your Business

Last year, Aspire sponsored the 6th Annual Landscape Industry Peer Benchmark Report, prepared by my team at The Herring Group. We covered several key takeaways from the report in my first blog post in this series of two.

Today, we will look at the power of benchmarking to win [...]

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How to Rationalize and Manage Overhead Expenses in Your Landscaping Business

 

Overhead is one of the four most critical financial investments a landscape manager makes to drive revenue and net income. But how do you know what is the right amount of overhead for your business?

In simplest terms, the right amount of overhead for any given level of [...]

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Key Financial Strategies to Implement Now in Your Landscaping Business

Greg Herring, founder and CEO of The Herring Group, and I recently came together in a webinar to present key financial strategies to help businesses rise above the challenges they’re currently facing. These strategies have been used through various economic downturns, [...]

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Analyzing Your 30-Day Budget in Aspire

In our recent webinar, “How to Survive the Challenges of COVID-19 on Your Landscaping Business,” veteran industry consultant and co-founder of Aspire Software Kevin Kehoe shared several suggestions based on his experiences during past economic downturns. One recommended [...]

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Landscapers: Act now to apply for a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan

Beginning April 3, 2020, you may be eligible for financial relief through the federal Paycheck Protection Program that's being introduced as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. However, there's a funding cap for this program and there's [...]

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