A new year opens the opportunity to really take your lawn care business to the next level. Use the extra time you have now to make plans that will get your business to where you want it to be. Investing in quality spray equipment is only part of the equation to growing your company. Here are some other things to consider:
- Commit to Your Business Plan: Where do you see yourself 5, 10, 15+ years down the road? Decide if you want to be in the field your entire career, or if you want to take on more of a management role. If you haven’t made a formal business plan, that’s the first step. Financial management courses may help. Once you’ve created your strategic plan, stick with it. Goal setting will help you make better decisions about purchasing lawn spray equipment and hiring employees.
- Focus Your Services: Deciding which of the lawn care industry’s wide array of services to offer can be overwhelming. Don’t dabble in too many different directions. As part of your business plan, you’ll want to decide which services best fit your market and assemble a combination that you can deliver efficiently. Then become an expert at them.
- Invest Where It Counts: When it comes to putting time and money into your business, smart investments are key. Finding a brand you love and trust and staying loyal to that brand will help to simplify maintenance as well as give you peace of mind. Reliable spray rigs and lawn care equipment built with quality components that will stand up to the test of time will pay for themselves in the long run. It’s not all about the equipment, though – you’ll want a company that offers accessible, knowledgeable customer service when you need it most.
- Hire Wisely: Finding the right people to work for you can be tough. Keep in mind that you can teach employees to do the work, but you can’t train them to adjust their attitudes. Search for people who first and foremost want to work and learn. If their experience happens to match up perfectly as well, great. Hiring and retaining staff who give their best and want to grow with you is another must.
Make this year your best ever, personally and for your business. Create opportunities for yourself and your employees to achieve the level of success you’ve always dreamed of.