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Benchmarking Your Business with Lawn and Landscape and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Jan, 07, 2015 @ 12:01 PM

LawnAndLandscape12 3 14 resized 600Lawn & Landscape Magazine is a significant resource for business owners within the green industry. The November, 2014 issue offers case studies, guidance and comparative studies ranging from how much to pay yourself, to varied strategies for growing your business. Setting benchmarks, monitoring labor costs and estimating revenue generated per employee are all considered. Join this invaluable discussion with tips from the experts on growing your business with Lawn and Landscape Magazine on this week's #Landscapechat  on Twitter.  

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Join @CoronaTools and partner Lawn and Landscape Magazine Digital Content Manager,  Kate Spirgen  @LawnLandscape for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key observations on the Benchmarking Your Business will include:  

Owners' Earnings - Jim Huston, reknowned columnist and consultant, offers monthly salary guidelines for owners of companies of various sizes, with advice on how much to pay yourself. 

Setting and Examining Benchmarks - Review labor, equipment and time issues during this chat and employee revenue targets.

Discussion of how to pay  - Case studies for monitoring labor costs. Consider paying by the job instead of by the hour, and evaluate the applicability of piece-rate to your employees.

Experts' Tips on Proprietor's Draw  - Basing your proprietor's draw on realistic parameters, and not what is in the checkbook 

Average Annual Expenditures - Survey results for Average Cost of Products and Services

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!

photo courtesy of Lawn & Landscape Magazine

Topics: Corona Tools, #Landscapechat, Lawn & Landscape, Benchmarking Your Business

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