Go iLawn Time… We talk a lot about how Go iLawn and Go iPave save you time and money when measuring, estimating, and quoting jobs. But that’s really only part of the story. We think it’s equally important that the time you do spend with Go iLawn/Go iPave, is spent better. Would you rather be […]
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As winter gets closer, many snow removal companies are already thinking about how to maximize their profits in the coming snow season. We’ve been looking ahead to snow season too, and recently, we’ve been noticing a lot of media coverage about one unexpected topic. Municipal sidewalk snow removal laws have received a lot of attention […]
Process – to some people it’s a dirty word. Many of us who work in small, entrepreneurial companies see “Process” as the enemy of efficiency and innovation… something restrictive that big companies do to bog things down in red tape and make it harder to get your work done. But You Already Use ‘Process’. I […]
Sometimes, our customers come to us with stories about their most difficult property measurements. For Landscape: For Landscape companies, these are often places where a job requires segmenting mulch from turf and measuring out complex maps of what materials and equipment are needed for certain parts of jobs. For Asphalt: In the Asphalt maintenance industry, […]
Have you ever considered doing business with the Federal Government of the United States of America? It’s easy to think of government contracts as something only for big businesses, but the U.S. federal government actually contracts out all kinds of services to companies of all sizes. Maybe you’ve never considered that a service business like […]
Commercial property managers can be a landscape or asphalt professional’s best clients. They have money, they need to get things done, they may have multiple large-scale jobs, and they can be easier to deal with than residential clients. It’s About More Than Just Price. Property managers (PM) will always be conscious of pricing, but cost […]
Using Go iLawn or Go iPave, you can! EVERY service business needs an account on Go iLawn / Go iPave, even if only to save 10X your costs by reducing trips to customer sites. On the pre-sale side: How much does it cost you to send a man and a truck to a potential client […]
In every job you win and every new customer you meet, there might be a wealth of other work to be had, either now or in the future. The keys to unlocking this work are not being afraid to ask a few questions and knowing what questions to ask. Putting the focus on your customer: […]
After a cool and rainy start, July in the Midwest is finally starting to feel like July in the Midwest. Last week saw a wave of extreme heat across the south, and today’s forecast (Friday 7/24/2015) calls for 100+degree temperatures in 10 states. And as of this morning, the 10 day forecast from the National […]
On July 2nd, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the national unemployment rate declined to 5.3% and that the U.S. economy had added 223,000 jobs during June. Here’s the story as covered by the New York Times, and here’s a cool set of Graphics from the Wall Street Journal that give you a better […]