Advice on expanding

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Back40Lawns, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Back40Lawns

    Back40Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I have been in business for 6 years now(officially). I still do most of the work and have one full time guy with me. I also have one part time guy 2 days a week. I have anywhere from 50-75 accounts (I work with a couple of realtors and I maintain their properties). I am thinking of growing the business. I want to pull myself out of the field and sell and manage and stop killing myself. I work harder than anybody I have ever hired. Obviously. Does anybody have any advice on the next step for growth? Anything would help.
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    Hire two guy's, make one a crew foreman and the other his helper.

    Train them well.

    Turn them loose.

    Frees you up to go get more work for another crew.
  3. JRAZ

    JRAZ LawnSite Member
    from NW
    Messages: 143

    I agree w/pastures. Work on your biz rather than in it and sit back and watch it prosper! Make sure you have proper systems in place to evaluate efficiency, equipment, cst service etc.

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