Green Side Up - Straight Talk on Growing & Operating a Profitable Landscape Business
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ed Laflamme
- Publish Date: 2007-10-16
Look no further for an accurate, fast-paced book on growing your landscape business. Based on nearly 30 years of landscape industry experience, Laflamme shares unparalleled insight into the multi-faceted world of a landscape business owner. Whether you re looking for ideas on running your business, managing your people, balancing your P & L, improving your operations or acquiring and retaining new customers, this book will motivate you to take action and chart a new course for your business. Chapter headings include:
The Power of a Plan; The Mower or the Computer; Hire Outside Expertise; Profit is Not a Dirty Word; Pricing Critical to Your Success; Train Them to Pay on Time!; Retaining Valuable People; Managing Supervisors; Compensation, Sales, Advertising, Marketing, Help!; Networking Works; Managing Your Sales Staff ; Put Your Logos on Everything; The Contract Renewal Process; Lost Job Analysis; Romance Your Customers Vision; Delegate Everything Possible; Attitude Is Everything; Are You Ready to Sell?
Each chapter includes specific Take Action tips that you can incorporate immediately into your business to effect change.