Beyond Mow, Blow & Go

How adding services (sometimes) adds value to your company


  Landscapers have plenty of service options because so much under the sun can be described as landscape work. Services run the gamut from cutting grass to building water features to installing green roofs to decorating homes and businesses for Christmas. Yet offering many different landscape services is only a good business model when the offered services truly fit a company and a market. The trick is to recognize a fit.
  "Diversification of services is not a bad idea, and sometimes specializing in a service can be a good idea," says Peter Haakon, who operated two profitable ... (Read More...)

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