Blog | Service Autopilot Automations | Business Automation Services

Finding Help

posted in: Blog | 0

This spring, finding help has proven to be a much larger challenge than in the past. In the past, simply putting up ads on craigslist has worked for us. This year we have had to go a little further. We … Continued

Commercial Maintenance Equipment

posted in: Blog, Uncategorized | 0

Currently, for each crew, we provide three different lawn mowers: 1) Primary mower Each crew has a primary mower which is a 52″ hydro Ferris. The favorites are the 52″ walk behinds (pictured above). We also have a Ferris 52″ … Continued

Lawn Care Advertising

posted in: Blog | 0

  Through my small businesses I have tried many different approaches to advertising. I have tried the following methods: Keep in mind that using more than one method of advertising has building benefits. I have read that a customer has … Continued

Bobcat for Landscaping

posted in: Blog | 0

Last year, we purchased our first bobcat skid steer. We purchased a 1991 753 model. We bought it for $3000 but it needed quite a bit of work. It came with a trailer as well, so we did get a … Continued

Safety Training

posted in: Blog | 0

Safety is starting to become important in our company. When we were smaller with only a couple employees, it was less important as there were less people in the field to get hurt. In 2014, we had 2 workers comp … Continued

Management structure

posted in: Blog | 0

As a company grows, you need to have some sort of structure which has become evident. Each position needs to have clear responsibilities so there is no confusion as to who is in charge of what. As it stands now … Continued

Warranties on Equipment

posted in: Blog | 0

It is important to track warranties on equipment since it can save you a lot of money in the long run. Especially this becomes critical when your company grows and you have more and more equipment to keep track of, … Continued

Hiring a Shop Mechanic

posted in: Blog | 0

Last year was my first year hiring a mechanic. It didn’t go perfectly, but I learned a lot so am much more prepared to hire our next mechanic. Our first mechanic was a student at a nearby school. An extremely … Continued

Direct Mail

posted in: Blog, Uncategorized | 0

Direct mail is an effective method of advertising. In the past, I have been less than satisfied with my response to direct mailings. They are THE most expensive way for us to obtain leads, but it is important to remember … Continued

Lawn Care Marketing in Newspapers

posted in: Blog | 0

I love marketing, it is one of my favorite parts of running a business. Every year I like to try something new- In 2015 it will be newspaper stickers. These stickers go on the very front of the local newspapers … Continued