Monthly Archives: June 2019

Overcome This Obstacle to Achieve 20% Profit

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The industry average for net profit is said to be 5-6%, That is very low! Why have a business whose returns are no better than the stock market? Oddly, our industry seems more focused on the top line sales numbers than on making a good return. Even the major magazines have annual rankings (e.g. “Top …

Do you “Work Hard, Play Hard” with your employees?

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Avoiding employee (and owner) burnout is key to maintaining momentum and ending the year with strong profits. With this in mind, I want to share with you sound advice I received from a millionaire entrepreneur. It came from my grandfather, who was orphaned at the age of 13, when both his parents passed away. He …

Are You Driven? Want To Test Your Limits?

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When you grow fast, you run tight on cash and resources. That’s not fun. When you drive fast especially around a turn, your tires squeal, and you may drift sideways. That is fun…or CAN BE when you know what you are doing. To have fun, and learn about driving fast and growing fast, I am …

Where Did Exceptional Customer Service Go?

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Everyone is in a rush these days. Company leaders rarely focus on exceptional customer service any more. Yet, to differentiate your landscape “services” business, exceptional service makes all the difference. After 2008, companies started slashing overhead, competing on price, and customer service dropped out of sight. Now that the economy has picked up, many companies …