Developing Superstar Landscape Employees

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LMN presentation on "Growing Gretzkys" - how to hire and develop superstar employees in the landscape industry. Includes a 12 month overview of systems and tasks that would

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  • The Landscape Management Network. Run a better landscape business for $99/month. For more information on how Dan uses his budget, watch the next video in this series, Price for Profit.
  • With your budget, you build a plan for profit that enablesyou to manage your company to success instead of trying to work your company to success.It starts with your Snow + Ice operating budget – your plan for profit.With a completed budget, you can create a pricing system that will calculate prices specifically for your company to ensure that you cover your job costs, your overhead costs and your profit. Next you can estimate your work using your pricing system. Your pricing system will make it clear which jobs are profitable and which aren’t. When the snow falls, your need to stay on top of production efficiency. Compare your budget numbers with your actual numbers to stay the course, or to make the right corrections at the right times.And most importantly, use your budget vs. actuals to show you exactly where you need to improve. What’s hurting your profits? Is it your employee productivity? Are you over-equipped or under-equipped? Are your overhead costs too high for your market? Are you sure your prices are covering all of your equipment and overhead costs? Whatever is holding your company back, you need to hunt down those reasons and eliminate them. A budget will not only surface where your problems exist, it can identify problems AS they happen instead of AFTER they happen.
  • The Landscape Management Network. Run a better landscape business for $99/month. For more information on how Dan uses his budget, watch the next video in this series, Price for Profit.
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