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Explained: Multiple Overhead Recovery

Filed in Business, Money by on July 28, 2014 0 Comments
Explained: Multiple Overhead Recovery

  Multiple overhead recovery is just one of many different methods of overhead recovery in the lawn care industry. One of the very popular and common methods is MORS, which is Multiple Overhead Recovery. There’s also dual overhead recovery and single overhead recovery. But, in talking to contractors, what we find is that a tremendous […]

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Variable Costs vs Direct Costs vs Fixed Costs

Filed in Business, Money, Operations by on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
Variable Costs vs Direct Costs vs Fixed Costs

Learn the difference between variable costs (direct costs) and fixed costs in your lawn care & landscape business. A lot of times if you do a Google search, or if you went to college and you studied accounting, a lot of the examples are based on manufacturing. They’re manufacturing examples or they’re the production of […]

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What is Fixed Overhead?

Filed in Business, Money by on July 22, 2014 1 Comment
What is Fixed Overhead?

  In your lawn care business you’ll have two types of overhead.  You’ll have fixed overhead and variable overhead.  I have a separate video that explains variable overhead. Fixed costs make up fixed overhead.  An example of fixed cost would be rent, insurance, admin salaries, office expense, depreciation, utilities, and the cost of your estimators. […]

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Labor Burden Explained

Filed in Business, Money by on July 17, 2014 1 Comment
Labor Burden Explained

Labor Burden is a common financial term you will hear in the lawn care and landscape industry. I’m going to explain it, but for a more in-depth explanation, I’d recommend doing a Google search or buying a book or two from an industry expert in accounting. Labor burden is the expense that you incur over and […]

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How To Calculate Fixed Overhead as a Per Man Hour Number

Filed in Business, Money, Operations, People by on July 12, 2014 0 Comments
How To Calculate Fixed Overhead as a Per Man Hour Number

  WARNING: I am not proposing this is the best way to calculate fixed overhead. Very few companies think about and figure out their overhead costs. If you have never thought about your overhead costs and how they effect your business, I propose you start somewhere. This is the easiest way to start. The bigger […]

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Why You Never Make Money in Your Lawn & Landscape Business

Filed in Business, Money by on July 8, 2014 1 Comment
Why You Never Make Money in Your Lawn & Landscape Business

Do you feel like you don’t make enough money in your lawn care & landscape business? Are you frustrated?  Not getting ahead? Watch this video to learn exactly why this is happening and how to finally make money in your lawn care business.   In your lawn care business, do you feel like you don’t […]

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Why Underpricing Work Hurts Your Clients & As a Result Your Reputation

Filed in Business, Marketing, Money by on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
Why Underpricing Work Hurts Your Clients & As a Result Your Reputation

 Stop Underpricing Work… It’s Critical to Your Reputation and the Future of Your Business. If you are underpricing and undercharging for your lawn care work, you are doing your clients a huge disservice.  Let me explain. I get a lot of pricing questions.  Companies aren’t sure how to price and new guys in the lawn […]

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Just Do It: Hire an Office Assistant ASAP

Filed in Business, Operations, People by on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
Just Do It: Hire an Office Assistant ASAP

Why You Must Hire an Office Assistant as soon as possible. A question that I receive fairly frequently and that I’ve answered a lot, especially in some of the round table consulting groups that I do periodically is, when should I hire an office person?  Let me read you part of an email and then, […]

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How To Hire Office Employees

Filed in Operations, People by on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
How To Hire Office Employees

Are you ready to hire office employees? Hiring your first office person is critical to growing your landscape maintenance company and making more money. Watch the video above to learn tips and tricks to hire your first office employee.   Mike is looking for hiring advice on how to find and hire his first office person […]

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How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

Filed in Business, Money by on June 23, 2014 0 Comments
How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

Do you pay yourself too much or too little to run your lawn care & landscape business? And… what is the maximum salary you should pay yourself? Watch the video above and find out. This is a good question from Tony. How much should I pay myself? What percentage of our revenue should go towards […]

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