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Business Smarts: The Importance of Tying Org Structures to ROI

When you think of a company org chart, you probably picture a bubble chart that lists out who answers to who within your lawn or landscaping business and what they do. However, an organizational structure can be so much more than just who does what within a company. Danny Kerr, co-founder of Breakthrough Academy, says […]

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Business Smarts: How to Create an Effective Org Structure for Your Lawn or Landscape Company

If you’re just starting out or are still a rather small company you may think you don’t really need an org chart for the business. You might even be getting fairly large and adding in this structure just doesn’t seem necessary if everything’s getting accomplished. However, it’s easy for everyone to do everybody’s job until […]

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Business Smarts: Finding a Mentor

Whether you’re just starting out with your new company or you’ve been in the industry for years, everyone can benefit from the guidance and advice of a mentor. Mentors can provide practical knowledge that you don’t have to learn the hard way and can be a reliable second opinion if you’re looking for someone to […]

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Business Smarts: Firing a Bad Client

You’ve probably had to fire at least one bad employee over the years, but have you ever had to say goodbye to a particularly bad client? Just like how a bad employee is a drain on your business, bad clients can be just as detrimental, so it is important to know how to identify them […]

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Business Smarts: Learning the Art of Delegating

When starting your landscaping business, you have to wear multiple hats, but as you grow some of these roles should be passed on to others in your company. Sometimes company leaders will find they are reluctant to delegate others out of a fear that only they can do the job the “right” way or that […]

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