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Enter the New Year “Knowing Your Numbers”

In the new year, businesses start engaging in strategic planning, setting goals, and envisioning growth opportunities. Amidst these aspirations lies a fundamental pillar that underpins ...

Maximizing Success: Allocating Profits with the Profit First Method

Managing profits is a crucial aspect of any successful business. The Profit First method provides a structured approach to ensure that profits are prioritized and ...

A Fresh Start: Preparing Your Lawn Care and Landscaping Business for the New Year

As the year draws to a close, it's time for lawn care and landscaping businesses to start planning for the upcoming season. A well-prepared strategy ...

The Critical Role of Bookkeeping in the Lawn Care and Landscaping Business

As the fourth quarter of the year approaches, it's time for lawn care and landscaping businesses to turn their attention to financial management. Effective bookkeeping ...

How Lawn Care and Landscape Businesses Can Cash In on Winter: Maximizing Profits with Snow Removal Services

For lawn care and landscape businesses, the winter season presents a unique opportunity to expand their services and generate additional revenue through snow removal. By ...

Profit First for Landscapers: Transforming Your Business for Sustainable Growth

Running a successful landscaping business is a rewarding endeavor, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. From managing day-to-day operations to keeping up ...

How to Know When to Hire a Landscape Consultant for Your Lawn Care and Landscape Business

Running a successful lawn care and landscape business requires a keen eye for design, strong horticultural knowledge, and efficient management skills. As your business grows, ...

Extending Your Lawn Care and Landscape Season: Strategies for Profitability

As a lawn care and landscaping professional, you know that the warmer months bring a surge in demand for your services. However, by expanding your ...

Common Mistakes When Managing Finances

Understanding and managing finances is an essential part of owning and running a successful business. However, it can be one of the most challenging things, ...

Top 5 Things to NEVER Do When Collecting a Debt

One of the hardest things you can do as a business owner is to have to collect a debt from a customer, especially if it's ...

Best Practices When Raising Rates

With the lawn care and landscape industry being faced with major price increases on materials across the board (and rising everyday), you may be thinking ...

Why Front Desk Customer Service Matters

Who is the most important person in your business? Most people would say that it’s the CEO, but in truth the most important person is ...

Business Tips for Growth in 2023

Last month we talked about "How to Run a Profitable Business in 2023." This month, we've compiled a list of all the actionable tips we've ...

How to Run a Profitable Business in 2023

A business owner must make a profit in order to maintain a successful business -- no business can survive without it. While sales are essential ...

The Importance of Account Reconciliation

Account reconciliation is defined as an accounting process that seeks to check two sets of records (often internal and external) to ensure that the figures ...

Tax Planning for Your Business

The fourth quarter of the year is here, which means that now's the time to be thinking about taxes. While we know that taxes don't ...

Navigating Inflation & Raises in Business

With inflation on the rise and the hiring crisis lingering on, business owners are getting hit with employee's and/or contractor's wanting a raise (and/or raising ...

How to Make Your Business Saleable

Owning and running any successful business starts with the effort you are willing to put into it every day. You’ve got to have a mission, ...

Increase This Metric to Double Profitability

Too many landscape businesses struggle to manage and maximize their field labor ratio. This metric is one of the single most important key performance indicator ...

The Importance of Understanding the Numbers in Your Business

We often talk about "Understanding Your Numbers" in business, but what exactly does that mean? Understanding your numbers is more than just checking your profit ...

The Ins & Outs of Bidding on Commercial Jobs

"An industry leader is only as good as the lessons they learn early in their career." -Adam Linnemann   Back in 2004, Linnemann Lawn Care ...

Why Top Line Sales Growth Is A Mindset Trap

When you start a business, you have really big dreams and ambitions. Some of those dreams and ambitions are: I want to grow my business ...

Profitability Tips for Green Industry Pros

Over the last 29 years of running an accredited lawn care and landscaping business, I can tell you that the key to success is profitability. ...

Annual Orientation Day – Why It’s Important!

At Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping, Inc., we have a Spring orientation with the whole teach each year to cover the basics:   ✔️  Insurance ...

How to Make Profit a Habit NOT an Event

Making a profit in your landscaping business is crucial to controlling your finances and allowing you to pay yourself properly. It's also crucial in order ...

Benefits of Joining an Industry Specific Peer Group

Strong leadership skills start with building and maintaining a successful business. One of the ways to do that is through industry specific peer groups. These ...

Importance of the B**** Word

Are you scared of using the b**** word? Not us! We've been using the b**** word for years and it has helped our lawn care ...

Balancing Your Expenses vs. Profitability

Owning and running a business is not for the faint of heart. It's a constant balance between what you really need now to operate efficiently ...

Understanding How To Make Your Crew Size Profitable

Recently I hired a company to deliver firewood to my house. When the guy came to the door to tell me he was there to ...

When A Customer Says, “Your Prices Are Too High.”

Have you ever been faced with questions and/or statements from a customer like.... “Wow, your prices are higher than other lawn care and landscape companies. ...

Making Social Media Work for Your #GreenIndustry Business

If your lawn care and landscaping business isn't on social media, you could be missing out on significant advertising value. It doesn't matter if you ...

Top 3 Takeaways from Profit First

Since The Green Executive® has started Profit First implementation, we've come to learn three things: Financial accountability is a must! A Profit and loss statement ...

How to Streamline Income

For the last 10 months, we've been working with Lawn Care and Landscape Professionals to help them understand how to streamline income through the Profit ...

Money Management to Ensure Profit First

What if you could use a proven cash flow system to ensure profits are first within your landscape company? A few weeks ago, Sahra and ...

How to Screen Potential Clients

Do you have a process in place for vetting your online requests? Recently, we received two online requests through our website and there were two ...

What I Learned from Selling a $35,000 Landscape Job

Question, do your clients know all the services you offer? We recently completed a $35,000 job with a client that actually didn't know Linnemann Lawn ...

What To Look For When Hiring An Accountant

"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." - Albert Einstein Taxes are a necessary part of any business, which is ...

Green Industry – Top Tips of the Trade

Whether you're just starting a lawn and landscape business or you've been in the profession for awhile, advice and tips of the trade are always ...

Setting Strategic Business Goals

Goals should be broken down into three categories - quarterly, annual and long-term. In order to set these goals you have to have your mission, ...

Success Made Simple

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." - Henry Ford We all say, "failure is not an option" when starting ...

8 Things That Changed The Way I Do Business

When you start a business at age 14, you learn a lot of things the hard way. Somethings not only change you as a person ...

The Value of Saying “NO”

Owning and running a business, means having a never ending to-do list. And while I know it can feel that no matter how many hours ...

5 Ways to Prepare Now for the Unexpected

With lawn care and landscape companies thriving around the nation, now is certainly not the time to take that for granted. We must stay vigilant ...

What to Consider When Paying Off Business Loans

There’s nothing more satisfying than paying off business loans, but how do you know you are paying off the right loans? Paying off business loans ...

5 Steps to Building Value in Your Landscaping Business

Knowing where to start with building value in a landscaping business starts with one valuable question: What does a top notch landscaping business look like ...

Why Lawn & Landscape Maintenance is an Essential Business

When the federal government finally made the call in mid-March to only run essential businesses, it left many small business owners scrambling to understand what ...

How to Lower Your Insurance Costs as a Small Business Owner

No matter what type of business you own, worker's compensation insurance is required by law. Worker's compensation insurance is an insurance that covers medical and ...

Basics 101: Knowing Your Financials

Running a business isn't easy. Especially when you started it because you liked working in the business. When your love of the job spurs you ...

Knowledge Is Power!

You know the saying – Knowledge is Power.  There is a lot of truth to that.  In business, knowing where your money is going out ...

3 Ideas To Improving Cash Flow For Your Lawn & Landscape Company In The Winter Months!

Offer Winter Snow Plowing Services: By offering Winter services such as snow and ice management, you'll be able to keep your team a bit busier ...

Knowing Who To Report To Is Essential To A Companies Success!

Adam Linnemann, The Green Executive® “TIP OF THE WEEK” Of Turfs Up Radio! “Knowing who to report to is essential to a companies success.” To ...

Understanding Who Your Most Valuable Clients Are Is Crucial To Your Success!

Adam Linnemann, The Green Executive® “TIP OF THE WEEK” on Turfs Up Radio! “Understand Who Your Most Valuable Clients Are Is Crucial To Your Success.” ...

By Failing To Prepare, You are Preparing To Fail!

Adam Linnemann, The Green Executive® “TIP OF THE WEEK” “By Failing to Prepare, You are Preparing to Fail.” To hear more tips from Adam and ...

Need To Improve Cashflow? Consider A Prepay Discount!

Adam Linnemann, The Green Executive® “TIP OF THE WEEK” on Turfs Up Radio! “Need To Improve Cash Flow? Consider Prepaid Discount Certificates.” To hear more ...

The Importance Of Flash Invoicing!

Do you have problems with cash flow in your business? Are you always waiting on checks to arrive in the mail from clients? Maybe part ...

Ears Open, Mouth Shut! The Key To Communication!

How you interact with people often makes a big difference in the outcome of the conversation. Sometimes, we get in such a hurry that we ...

Always Be Hiring!

With the labor shortage in the green industry, I challenge my coaching clients to always be hiring. Even if no positions are currently available within ...

Does Your Company Perform A SWOT Analysis?

Click here to learn more about SWOT Winter marks a good time for contractors to gauge how their business is doing. It’s a time to ...

What’s Your Competitive Advantage?

Does your company have a "difference"? What sets you apart from the competition? Are you in a category of your own? All of these questions should be asked ...

2018 Is Almost Here! What’s Your Next Strategic Move?

2018 is almost here and your office is probably getting ready to wind down for the holiday season. Do you have a plan in place ...

Year End Tax Preparation For Landscaping Companies

Do you schedule regular meetings with your accountant throughout the year? If not, you should! I like to meet with my account once in July, ...

Two Heads…Or Ten, Are Better Than One!

Are you the owner of your company? Have you ever considered joining a industry specific peer group? If not, you should! Peer groups are small ...

Consider Paying It Forward!

Have you considered paying it forward? This morning, I found myself in the McDonalds drive-thru getting breakfast for my two boys and I. There was ...

Where Has Customer Service Gone?

Where has customer service gone? It’s the simple things that have been forgotten, right? Don’t forget the simple things folks! As I sit down for ...