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You and your customers have worked hard to make their yard a comfortable oasis. Their lawn is lush, the landscaping is just right. The patio furniture is comfortable and arranged perfectly. The lighting creates an ideal ambiance. And spring is the right time to start enjoying all of that to the fullest. There’s just one problem. Or, really, thousands of them. Mosquitoes.
Even in the midst of a global pandemic and financial market uncertainty, the lawn care industry is growing. As of 2021, there are more than half a million landscaping services businesses in the U.S. This is an increase of 1.6 percent over last year, which is remarkable in today’s economic environment. Very few industries are experiencing any type of positive growth right now, save online-focused ones.
Getting paid promptly is essential for any business – especially lawn care. Not only do you need to get paid promptly, but you also need to be able to streamline your operations to take on more customers and work efficiently and effectively. Keeping on top of invoicing and payments is crucial because it boosts your cash flow and profits. But it’s also time-consuming and can be hard to manage on your own.
Keeping track of projects on the go is a significant challenge for business owners — and tracking using old-school, paper-based, manual-input systems only makes everything harder. Using spreadsheets, whiteboards, or paper to track jobs makes it far too easy to lose important information.
Texting has taken over as many people’s preferred form of communication…for both personal and business. Just think about it: When’s the last time you actually made a phone call? There’s a reason texting has taken over. It’s easier. It’s frictionless. It’s way less invasive. And it reaches the person you want to reach, right away.
Field service technicians are the backbone of the service industry. They keep our homes and businesses running the way we need them to and looking the way we want them to. Retaining good service technicians is extremely important for seamless and uninterrupted business operations, and knowing how to keep your technicians happy is good for your business.
Acquiring new customers without spending a ton of money is essential to growing your lawn care business. But how can you add to your customer roster in a cost-effective way? Through referrals. Referral business is a powerful way to help your business grow — without costing you a cent.
Every year is a competitive one for the lawn care industry, and 2021 will be no different. With new technologies, processes and products emerging all the time, lawn care businesses have a lot to keep up with. The good news is that even with constant changes in the field service business world, there are many ways to plan for progress. Read on for surefire ways to set your business up for success in the year ahead.
Managing your field service business is no small feat — whether you’re juggling client requests, scheduling, project specifications or logistics, the last thing you should have to worry about is how to deal with inefficient routing software. The good news is that high-quality route planning software can revolutionize your field service business. Learn more about how you can save crucial time, resources and manpower with a tailor-made route planning software for your growing company.
It’s a digital world. Your customers shop on their phones, order pizzas via text message, watch movies on their tablets, and automate their homes with voice assistants like Alexa. With a business like lawn care, can you keep up with your customers in this high-tech landscape? The quick answer: With the right solutions, you can.