View Full Version : Over expanding?

03-02-2007, 11:11 PM
This is an interesting article discussing how one business had expanded their lawn care businesses into a garden center but it demanded way too much time and they decided to downsize.

It's interesting to see how we only have so much time in our day to do anything and sometimes we need to re-evaluate what we are doing.

What's your view?

With pending sale of building, Accu-Grow looking for new location (http://www.mariondaily.com/articles/2007/03/02/news/news04.txt) - The Arnolds took over Accu-Grow in 1990. They expanded in 2001 to include a garden center to their original lawn care business, but the hours proved to be too demanding for the couple which manages a flourishing business as well as a large family with five children at home.

“The elements just didn’t fall together,” Cindy Arnold said.

So in 2006, the couple decided to take the business back to the basics, which for Accu-Grow is lawn and tree care - specifically fertilizer, weed control, seeding, establish new lawns, tree and shrub spraying and landscaping.

The Arnolds plan to relocate the business in Marion, building a facility more suited to the needs of the company that employs seven people.

S.P.Martin Lawn Care
03-03-2007, 12:20 PM
You can't always do it yourself. Was there an issues with employees? Did they even hire any? Issues with delegating responsibility? I think there might be more to the story than meets the eye.

03-03-2007, 10:51 PM
Good points! Many times business owners just can't delegate responsibilities to employees for many reasons.

We all only have so many hours in the day we can focus on projects and we need to delegate to grow.