Building A Profitable Lawn Care Company Is Easy
As Building Any Other Contracting Company
You Simply Need To Know What To Do
Lately I have been reading a lot of articles and stories related to lawn care and I am amazed by some of the comments about how hard it is to earn a decent living.
It reminded me of a few years back when I was in high school and had a lawn mowing business that earned more money than some of the adults in my neighborhood.
Part of the credit goes to my step father in his landscaping company and watching how he dealt with his customers and clients.
Part of the credit goes to my desire to have a few dollars in my pocket so I became a "heel and toe man" selling goods and services door-to-door after school in my neighborhood since I was eight years old.
The Two Step
Step #1 Target market to clients who place more value on quality than price. Look at their lawn as it is now. If it looks good they are likely candidates, if not move on.
Step #2 Decide here and now that your construction company is going to make you rich and then wealthy. "Right vs. Rich is all about giving your customer or client what they want, not what you think is best" - Randalism.
Develop The Correct Set Of Contractor Paradigms
Green Growing Contractor Vs. Ripe Rotting Contractor - Green growing contractors continue learning, questioning and discerning truth from fiction and trading what worked in the past for what works now. Ripe contractors have a hardening of the attitudes, know everything and are rotting. Age is not a factor.
Some of the oldest contractors I have met are under thirty years old and some of the youngest contractors I have met are well past sixty years old.
If you are just getting started then you can avoid one of the biggest traps most contractors fall into which is becoming a "Dictator" doing what they think is best instead of giving the customer what they want.
For example: If your customer wants the lawn trimmed every day simply ask which is better, morning or afternoon? $$$$$$. Does it make sense to trim the lawn every day? Not in my opinion; however, I choose to be rich over right.
Dear reader please take this article with a grain of salt as I have been around construction and construction accounting for a very long time and sometimes come across a bit strong without meaning too.
The purpose of this website is too help contractors make a lot of money so they can buy lots of goods, services and toys and do their part to raise everyone's standard of living everywhere around the world.
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About The Author:
Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Contractor, Project Management Professional and Construction Accountant and Intuit ProAdvisor. This combination of experience and skillsets provides a unique perspective which allows him to see the world through the eyes of a contractor, Project Manager, Accountant and construction accountant. This quadruple understanding is what sets him apart from other Intuit ProAdvisors and accountants to the benefit of all of the construction contractors he serves across the USA. Visit http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/randal-dehart/ to learn more.