Lawn Care Business Owners - Don't Buy Yourself A Job
Article by: Kevin Whiteside
Most businesses consist of the owner only or the owner and a few employees. The owner continues to do the same activity whether it is labor , Building a Deck – Things to Check if Using Softwood Species or crew management for many years. He gets into the"comfort zone" or "rut" and does the same thing day in and day out.
You need to put your time and energies , Keep Your Bird Feeders Filled For The Spring Rush into growing , Some Of The Most Common Landscape Design Features your lawn , Some Of The Most Common Landscape Design Features business or landscape , Waterlilies business. This needs to be directed toward advertising, marketing, or other services.
Good employees are needed to run the daily activities of a lawn , Patio Chair Covers business.The things you are doing now.Filling your labor , Growing Great Asparagus or management position is crucial for your continued growth.
Some people tell me that it's tough or scary to let the employees run a large part of the business.
Yes, it may be uncomfortable but you need to ask yourself , Tool Sheds "Do I want to be doing the same activity in my business 5, 10, or 15 years from now?" If you do that's fine.
So what we have are 2 choices
1. Do the same activity in your business years from now that you are doing today
2. Put some major responsibility on the eployees and GROW your business.
Number 2 is not easy and can be difficult and stressful.
You have to, have to, have to think about the FUTURE and the end result.
Your business should not become dependent on you. Additionally, I've seen many employees actually do a better job in the position the owner gave up than the owner.
The owner should spend time
3) Making the business more profitable
4) Building , Choosing Healthy Plants for Your Garden relationships w/ customers
5) Internet , Five Quick Tips to Get Your Kids Gardening and website6) Adding additional services
Write a plan , Five Quick Tips to Get Your Kids Gardening and clear objective of how to , Tips On Growing And Caring For Orchids make a successful lawnbusiness run without you.
Don't just turn your employees lose and say go get em.Make sure they all know their job. Everything will work much smoother thisway.
Give employees titles and certain responsibilities, and hold them accountable. Titles can make employees feel wanted and appreciated. When they do something good, acknowledge it and praise them. If they screw , Some Of The Most Common Landscape Design Features up, introduce them to a better way to avoid the problem the next time. Encourage them to ask questions.Tell them there are no stupid questions just stupid mistakes.
You must listen to their needs not just hear what they are saying. Ask them occasionally, "Do you see any areas that can be improved upon or do you have any suggestions to make the business run smoother?" Ask them about the chemistry of the crew such as "Is there someone here slowing the crew down or is a disruption to the performance?"
We talked about the comfort zone earlier. I want to share with a short story..
There was a native tribe in South America who had been dying prematurely from a strange sickness for many generations.Scientists were sent in to find out the cause of the strange disease. , Why Teak Furniture is the Better Choice It was finally discovered that the disease , How to Choose a Pond or Fountain Light was caused by the bite of an insect, which lives in the walls , Planning Your Garden from Scratch - the Planting of their homes. , Ants! - 1,000,000,000,000,000 Invaders! The natives had several options:
(a) They can destroy the insects with insecticides
(b) They can destroy and rebuild their homes
(c) They can move to another location , Choosing Healthy Plants for Your Garden where there are no such insects
(d) They can continue to live at the same place , February Plants are Going to Pot and die early, as they had been doing for generations.
The saddest thing is that they chose to remain as they were and died early.
THE POINT IS- It is sad that most people have fear and don't like change. , Decorating Outdoor Decks and Patios With Themes They are comfortable with what they are, where they are, and they would rather die than change. , Organic Gardening The comfort zone is a dangerous place , Why Should You Own a Greenhouse? to be in, and you may not even realize that you are in it.
You have all this money invested in equipment and if you are doing the same activity in the business that you really aren't happy doing, you have actually "Bought Yourself , Our History with Blueberries - Reviving Their Home-Grown and Local Farm Status a Job." Please don't make that mistake.
Best of Luck!Kevin Whiteside is the owner and editor of LawnForum.com Monthly,an online , Top 5 Secrets to Growing Beautiful Carnivorous Plants newsletter and website for lawn , Why Teak Furniture is the Better Choice and landscape , Water Ponds and Wildlife - How To Attract More Animals to Your Backyard professionals.Get a FREE subscription here LawnForum@aweber.com
He is also the author of "Turn High Grass , Growing Great Asparagus Into Cold , Tool Sheds Cash- How to Start the Ultimate Lawn , Easy Fall Propagation Techniques Business" http://www.GrassToCash.com
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