Managing Your Busy Season
Managing Your Busy Season With Poise And Professionalism
Landscaping businesses owners everywhere are ready to start managing the busy season! You probably can't wait to get back to work and start generating some serious income. Unfortunately, though the busy season is lucrative, it can also be a bit chaotic if you don't manage your time properly. Here are a few more strategies to keep you from getting "in the weeds."
Keep tabs on your inventory.
When it comes to landscaping chemicals and materials, every ounce is worth its weight in gold. Instead of eyeballing how many gallons of fertilizer you have left, keep close track of it with an inventory management platform. Those few dollars here and there add up quickly. And if you run out of a needed supply, it can hold up job, delay schedules, and waste time -- not something you want to happen when you’re running at top speed.
Effectively manage your employees.
You want your jobs completed on time and with great results, right? Of course, managing your busy season crews on your own seems a daunting task during the spring and summer. Employee management software helps you assign employees and keep your jobs organized. By quickly assigning employees, equipment, and inventory to specific jobs, the job costing process becomes more efficient and less tedious. That way, you and your crew can get back to what you do best: caring for lawns and trees and creating beautiful landscapes.
Measuring employee productivity is imperative, especially during the busy season when every minute of daylight counts. Job reporting helps you understand labor and equipment costs, and whether or not you're using your workday efficiently. Consider investing in job reporting software before the season starts to pick up, so you don't have to waste time shuffling papers when there's more important work to be done.
What will make these three strategies even easier? A system that streamlines everything. Arborgold is a resource management program made just for lawn, tree, and landscaping businesses. It helps you make your business more efficient and cost-effective - and who doesn't want that? Learn more here.