Archive for the '1 Man Lawn Crew' Category

Lawn care employees can be such a pain in the ass!

Good lawn care employees can be so difficult to find. So if you are in a situation where you are going through employee after employee, don’t feel like you are alone. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we hear from some entrepreneurs who are all experiencing problems getting staff to show [...]

Paying a lawn care employee per yard?

There are all sorts of methods you can use to figure out how to pay a lawn care employee. You might pay them by the hour, which is probably the most used method. You can pay them a % of what you make on a job. You can pay them per job. In this discussion [...]

Should I create a lawn care crew leader position?

Expanding your lawn care company from a one man / crew operation to a two man crew or more, is a delicate process. Human nature needs to be taken into account once you start paying employees you aren’t able to immediately supervise and send them off in their own landscape truck. You need to have [...]

Incorporating my lawn care business and how to pay myself.

When you are running a basic sole proprietor business, it is pretty easy how to pay yourself. Basically anything left in your bank account after expenses and taxes is yours to do what you want with. If at a point you decide you want to incorporate your lawn care business, how do you then pay [...]

Two man lawn care crews are tough to keep productive.

It can be difficult to find good employees. Then finding ways to keep them productive is a whole other story. As we will see from this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, if an employee has a moment to rest, they tend to have a difficult time getting re-engaged into the work. This [...]

How much should I be paying my lawn care employees?

When it comes to figuring out how much you should pay your lawn care employees, there is a sweet spot. Pay too much and you are going to lose money on each lawn mowing you perform. Pay too little and either you won’t attract any applicants or you will attract the wrong kind of applicant. [...]

How to use part time employees to grow your lawn care business.

It is great to learn from those who are out there running successful lawn care businesses and hearing what makes them run so smoothly. A lot of variables are involved in achieving longevity in the lawn care industry. In this discussion from the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, we will learn a lot of simple [...]

What I learned from burning out and getting back into the game.

Here is a great story on how a lawn care business owner got burnt out then took a break. When he finally got back into the game, he realized how much he had learned over the years and those lessons really helped him get his business going much faster the second time around. He wrote [...]

Why I decided to not expand to two lawn care crews.

It seems like it is the dream of most lawn care business owners to scale up from one lawn mowing crew to two lawn care crews as quickly as possible. There are upsides to it. You should make more money, your business will be bigger, but there are also downsides to scaling up that should [...]

1 man, 2 man or 3 man lawn mowing crew. What’s best?

Most lawn care business owners are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency. Is it more efficient to run a 1, 2 or 3 man crew? Sure everyone will have their own opinion on this but in a discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum we got a chance to talk with a business [...]

If you get sick, what will happen to your lawn care business?

The vast majority of lawn care businesses that exist are solo operations. What I mean by this is that they are a one man show. There are good sides to running your operation like this because it’s easy to get started and you get to keep all the profit. There are downsides too. The big [...]

GopherHaul Lawn Care Business School Now Open!

The GopherHaul Lawn Care Business School is now online.
If you look above along the brown bar header on the Gopher Forum, you will see a new section added to the forum. Our FREE online lawn care business school.
This FREE course the “Class 1 - Lawn Care Business Operator’s Certificate” is designed to give the new [...]

How many lawn care accounts can a 1 man crew maintain.

Jerry wrote the Gopher Lawn Care Business forum looking for insight into how many lawn care accounts he could possibly service as a one man show. Jerry asked “for the single person crew, how many lawn care contracts are needed to maintain a healthy income. I was thinking 40. My brother-in-law does good on 25 [...]