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Increase Your Lawn Care Business' Sales with These 5 TipsAs the owner of a lawn care business, you know how to make things grow. But growing the business itself? That’s probably your biggest challenge. There’s a lot of information out there about how to get more...
What to Look for in a Field Service Management SoftwareWhat does it take for a field service business to achieve success? There’s no single answer to that all-important question. Landing sales, scaling growth and achieving profitability are all obviously essential,...
Grass Master is a family-owned, full-service lawn and landscape company founded in 1981. They primarily service residential properties in northeast Ohio, covering nine counties including the Canton, Akron and Cleveland areas. Grass Master has approximately 15,000 customers along 26 routes. They have been a Real Green Systems customer for 24 years.
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.