Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Keeping Employee's In The Off-Season


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-27-2008, 09:49 AM
Totally Green Totally Green is offline
Gary
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northwest Louisiana
Posts: 90
Rep Power: 9
Totally Green
Default Keeping Employee's In The Off-Season

I know it's hard to re-hire an employee once they've been laid off. Being new to this, I don't know how busy we will be during the Winter. Does anyone have advice on maintaining employee's year around (especially the good ones)?
__________________
Totally Green Lawn Care, LLC
http://www.totallygreenlc.com
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 06-27-2008, 09:44 PM
musician/lawnman musician/lawnman is offline
Chuck
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 919
Rep Power: 0
musician/lawnman is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I would say, one it really depends on how busy you are now, & how are your clients set up? Year round? Seasonal? per service?
Where are you located?
If you do clean up jobs, landscaping, or other work... Start now to organize a strong advertising campaign to existing, previous, & new customers for those services. Offer discounts for fall clean ups etc.
It can be done. I know a lco here in my area that swears December is his best month every year. Year after year. Crazy because december was horrible for me!? but it's all in how you approach it. I'll tackle it a bit different this year too.
GOOD LUCK, hope this helps!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-27-2008, 10:00 PM
UniversityLandscapers
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hire university students, then you'll never have to worry about what your employees are going to be doing in the off season!

Although, when you live up north, the season is much shorter, so the 4 month break from school works a little better.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-27-2008, 10:19 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,974
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Hi Gary,

I was just responding to another one of your posts on holiday lighting. I think it's a great way to keep your employees busy all year round. There are a ton of outdoor decoration ideas you could implement all year long which would help you sell Christmas decorations at the end of the year too.

Tell me more about your plans on this.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-30-2008, 10:38 AM
Totally Green Totally Green is offline
Gary
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northwest Louisiana
Posts: 90
Rep Power: 9
Totally Green
Default

Thanks to everyone for the advice. Chuck, I had not really considered planning my advertising for fall this early, but I think it's a good idea. We take most any yard job: leaf removal, storm cleanup, brush removal, bushhogging, leveling, etc. As we meet our goals we may become more selective.

Thanks Again
__________________
Totally Green Lawn Care, LLC
http://www.totallygreenlc.com

Last edited by Totally Green; 06-30-2008 at 10:47 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
holiday decorations

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
End season is near pnplawn General Talk 18 10-15-2007 10:15 AM
Keeping a parttime job until you go fulltime Steve General Business Discussions 0 07-04-2007 01:11 PM
Keeping track of spring cleanups Freshcut Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 2 04-25-2007 11:58 PM
Season not over tiedeman Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 10 04-07-2007 07:03 AM
keeping track of employee problems JamesK Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 08-18-2003 02:27 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
Yesterday 08:19 PM
by mowandblow1980
7 449
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
Yesterday 08:11 PM
by mowandblow1980
21 868
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
Yesterday 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 404
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
Yesterday 02:53 PM
by acrajchel
4 1,409
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
Yesterday 02:48 PM
by acrajchel
2 67
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
Yesterday 02:34 PM
Yesterday 02:37 PM
by Chilehead
1 25
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
Yesterday 02:11 PM
by Chilehead
2 65
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Yesterday 11:02 AM
by Brownieboy
1,253 438,163
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
Yesterday 08:36 AM
by Steve
13 241
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
06-27-2016 09:14 PM
by Chilehead
19 788
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
06-24-2016 07:26 PM
by acrajchel
9 10,107
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
06-24-2016 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,139
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-24-2016 06:59 PM
by acrajchel
7 3,045
Ybravo 25 mowers
SGL1
06-11-2016 09:52 AM
06-21-2016 03:44 PM
by acrajchel
5 296
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
06-17-2016 08:28 AM
by SGL1
94 34,488
anyone interested in a...
GoGreenerKS
06-16-2016 01:00 PM
06-17-2016 02:58 AM
by SC93
4 175
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
06-16-2016 05:28 PM
by acrajchel
3 331
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
06-16-2016 05:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 325
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
06-16-2016 05:22 PM
by acrajchel
9 549
How can I fix my...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
06-10-2016 07:47 PM
06-16-2016 05:19 PM
by acrajchel
2 235
Need a lil help
Cpadgett
06-05-2016 09:51 AM
06-16-2016 05:17 PM
by acrajchel
5 365
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
06-16-2016 05:01 PM
by acrajchel
4 9,760
New Member from...
tiptoppmanager
06-15-2016 07:39 AM
06-15-2016 03:18 PM
by SC93
2 172
Brand new fish pond
Flynn landscaping 2016
06-12-2016 09:53 AM
06-13-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 150
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
06-06-2016 08:46 PM
by Cpadgett
11 512
New Member from Texas
NathanR
06-02-2016 06:13 PM
06-03-2016 09:17 PM
by SC93
7 333
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
06-03-2016 07:02 PM
by SGL1
3 507
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
06-03-2016 06:42 PM
by SGL1
11 787
Your Time Lawn Care
yourtimelawncare
05-31-2016 01:12 PM
06-02-2016 10:11 PM
by SC93
2 291
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy