Ask the Expert with U.S. Lawns: Oct. 10, 2017

Discussion in 'Franchising' started by Michael J. Donovan, Sep 28, 2017.

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  1. Aaron Cover

    Aaron Cover LawnSite Member
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    i use yardbook for all estimates and invoices
     
  2. Aaron Cover

    Aaron Cover LawnSite Member
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    i have to leave now
     
  3. Ken Hutcheson

    Ken Hutcheson LawnSite Member
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    Eric, allocate the same level of resources to acquire employees as you do customers. The best source of new employees is referrals from your existing employees. Be sure you are a great place to work. There are plenty of employees out there, why aren't they working for you?
     
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  4. Eric Doan

    Eric Doan LawnSite Member
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    Thank you very much, great advice.
     
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  5. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
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    keeping with some of the questions, comments and themes for this round of Ask the Expert, I wanted some to weigh in on this

    How much value do you place on yourself as the owner? Would the business be able to continue in your absence or does the business need you in order to survive?
     
  6. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
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    Hi all, I just wanted to post a quick time check. We are approaching the last 10 minutes of the Ask the Expert event. Please get your final questions in.
     
  7. Randaz622

    Randaz622 LawnSite Member
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    Help what if employees don't show and I have no backup?
     
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  8. Ken Hutcheson

    Ken Hutcheson LawnSite Member
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    Money, passion, freedom - these maybe reasons you started your landscape business. Perhaps now you're finding that the financial rewards you had envisioned aren't happening. Equally discouraging, you have little time for anything but work. What to do? It's your call.

    Make a change. Invest in yourself and invest in your business. This is a great industry! If you need a road map to improve your life, we are here to help. Visit us at www.uslawnsfranchise.com or contact us at 407-867-3529.

    Thanks to all who participated!
     
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  9. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
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    We’ve reached the end of the Ask the Expert event. I wanted to thank everyone who joined today, Ken Hutcheson for providing his insight and advice again, and U.S. Lawns for sponsoring this event. This thread will be closed for further commenting but will remain archived in the Franchising forum for future reference.
     
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  10. Ken Hutcheson

    Ken Hutcheson LawnSite Member
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    Randaz, tough question. Can't fix it today, but you can prepare for tomorrow. 2 part-timers might be better than one full-timer.
     
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