Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 04-04-2014, 09:52 AM
CreativeLawncareSolutions's Avatar
CreativeLawncareSolutions CreativeLawncareSolutions is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: cincinnati, oh
Posts: 1,515
It takes me 3 weeks to work 40 hours. I thought that was the whole point!
__________________


F-150
14' landscape trailer
52'' Wright Stander
21'' Personal Pace
Stihl handhelds
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-04-2014, 10:21 AM
Locqus's Avatar
Locqus Locqus is offline
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Detroit
Posts: 591
Quote:
Originally Posted by f50lvr2 View Post
I feel like this every year. My biggest struggle is giving up control and letting the business grow. I tend not to trust people to work for me and have in truth probably held myself and my company back from growing more just because I can't handle more by myself and have struggled to find good help that's loyal.

After owning your own business for a couple of years you start to look at people with 40hr work weeks as part-timers. C'mon 40hrs? That's done by Wednesday afternoon!
Honestly, you are fine with being slow to hire the right people. Each person you hire is more important than the last as you build your structure of good eggs. I have been bitten by being to quick to hire and it is not worth it. Slower positive growth is better than quick growth on some unstable people. I am putting a lot more weight into slow controlled growth around the right people, other than growing first then hiring after.

Used to run 55-60 hours! Now as I build I am trying to build more a normal business work day. 8-10 hour days max to keep everyone from running ragged. It definitely wears on you! Makes you a badass though lol.
__________________
Paul Proctor
www.Locqus.com
Paul@Locqus.com
Office: 800-647-1951
Locqus - Free Field Service Management
Proud owner of Shamrock Landscaping LLC
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:54 AM.

Page generated in 0.06986 seconds with 9 queries