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At this year’s Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference, keynote speaker Crystal Washington had an important message for attendees: be cyborgs, not androids. What is the difference between androids and cyborgs? While androids are robots built to resemble people, any science fiction fan will point out that cyborgs are humans with robotic parts. Washington asked the audience how many of them sleep with their phones within arm’s reach, and nearly everyone raised their hands. Whether it…

Whether it’s to clean up your home or vamp up your storefront, hiring a cleaning company can be the solution you need to check off the tedious task from your to-do list. Investing in cleaning services comes with numerous benefits. It provides you with an opportunity to relax, while also knowing your home and/or business is still being taken care of.  As a cleaning company, it is crucial that you are organized and capable of…

The Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference is always a must-attend event, but 2021 is set to be the most exciting year for the event yet. For the first time ever, WorkWave is thrilled to attend the Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference along with Real Green, Coalmarch, and Slingshot, who are now part of the WorkWave family! As a result of these new partnerships, WorkWave is excited to showcase a wider range of landscaping software solutions…

Can lawn and landscape professionals finally hop on the robotic lawn mower movement? It’s a question lawn professionals will need to be prepared to answer in the coming years as robotic mowers become more attainable. Of course, there are some benefits—as well as challenges—with this model. There are also some situations and areas of the country where robotic mowers may prove to be more beneficial than in others. Robotic Mowing for Residential and Commercial Lawn…

Starting a window-cleaning business is strategic for several reasons: you get to work outdoors; the startup costs are low; it doesn’t take a large amount of your time to learn how to do it; you can grow at a fast pace (or slow if you prefer to go by your speed). Payscale.com put the median hourly wage for a window washer from $14-$27 an hour. That equates to roughly $29,000 to $52,500 a year. This…

Small business owners must be ready to adapt to various situations, particularly when business is growing at a steady rate. Owners may struggle to keep up with demand, but that’s not the only challenge during a growth period. They could also be dealing with: Demands of a growing workforce;More diverse customer needs;Business intelligence requirements;Keeping the supply chain running;New competitors;New compliance responsibility;Keeping the business culture intact. The growth stage of a business can differ greatly from…

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software should be playing a significant role in the operations of any field service provider, and a central question for many businesses is whether the best option is to build their own software or purchase a software that’s already built. From functionality and customizability to costs and necessary resources, there are many different factors to consider when making this choice. Whether you’re looking to improve your processes by onboarding ERP software…

So, you want to start a business in the tree service industry. Congratulations! Starting a tree service business can be very rewarding and profitable. Tree services are always in high demand, as there is never a shortage of trees needing special attention, no matter the season. Now, you need to learn more about the industry and how to start a tree service business. You aren’t sure what is needed to start a tree service? Not…

A home security business can be a very profitable business venture, with security concerns and the need to keep valuables safe and secure increasing worldwide. There are over 3,500 security companies in the US, and the home security market is expected to grow notably. The increase in crime rates has driven an unprecedented adoption of innovative safety and security systems. In addition, smartphone technology and remote monitoring have advanced steadily, generating a rise in demand…

Like any business venture, you want to provide the best service while also earning sufficient compensation for your work. When it comes to how to price a roofing job, you want to give the homeowners an exact bid, transparent pricing, labor costs, and remain communicative throughout the roofing process about any material pricing changes. How to estimate a roofing job? It can be challenging to find a balance between competitive pricing and not selling yourself…

So, you want to start a pressure washing business. Numerous homes throughout the neighborhood look tired and sad, dusty or dirty due to age or recent storms. You can help bring them back to life. You see a niche. Like any other small business, you need a thorough business plan, funds, equipment, and perhaps even employees. 1. Learn How to Power Wash Ideally, you would be experienced in pressure washing services. If not, before starting…

There are dozens of great reasons to start a pool cleaning business, and it probably seems like a fantastic plan for your future. You get the ability to work outside, set up your own daily schedule, and earn an income in the process. However, you will have to do a bit of research if you plan on starting a pool cleaning business that is successful.  Throughout this post, we will discuss some of the most…

Locksmiths cut and make keys, install locks and security systems, replace and maintain locking systems, and respond to lockouts. If you are fascinated by locks and enjoy mechanics, if you love a changing work environment, if you want to help people with their security, then becoming a locksmith might be for you. 1. Benefits of Becoming a Locksmith Locksmithing has changed over the last 30 years with the introduction of technology and the innovation of…

Have you been thinking about starting a handyman business but don’t see yourself as an entrepreneur? The good news is that you don’t have to be an entrepreneur. All you need is the commitment and skills. In this article we will discuss 10 handyman skills you need to succeed in starting and running your handyman business. 1. Technical Skills Required More importantly than running your handyman business is knowing how to complete the tasks of…

Starting your own business based on a built-in set of skills is one of the most fulfilling projects you can undertake. Starting a handyman business is no exception — with an expertise that’s always in demand, there’s no wrong time to get a handyman business up and running. But there are a few things you’ll have to consider first, including local laws, insurance, registration, and business strategy. You’ll also need to think about marketing and…

On average, garage doors open three to five times a day. When something is in constant use, there’s no doubt that it’ll require a form of maintenance at some point in time. That is precisely why starting a garage door repair business is a fantastic idea. Most houses have at least one garage door, if not three. Starting a garage door business utilizes the fact that garage doors are widespread.  Contrary to popular belief, garage…

One of the most challenging aspects of being a contractor is consistently finding new leads to build and grow your client base. Knowing how to generate leads is a critical component of your marketing plan. Knowing where to advertise your services is almost as important as garnering reviews in today’s online market. Fortunately, there are lots of great websites out there that make connecting with potential new customers a breeze. You’ll find several options to…

Being a self-employed contractor puts you at a unique advantage in the world. There are a lot of factors out of your control, like the inevitable rise or fall of the cost of material, but you also get to call the shots like your own boss and set your prices and rates. Having these many things to consider as a contractor can seem daunting at first, which is completely understandable, especially if you’re a beginner.…

If you’re looking to ‘clean up’ as an entrepreneur, consider starting your own chimney sweep business. Starting your own chimney sweep business has benefits, ranging from taking pride in your entrepreneurial spirit to providing a needed service to your community at a fair price. According to Indeed, chimney sweeps in America earn an estimated $17.15 per hour. Of course, owning your own business would result in greater profits for you as well as greater control…

You might have an excellent idea to open a carpet cleaning business since you know that carpet cleaning pays decent wage and is a professional field that is relatively simple to delve yourself into. However, without a solid marketing plan, your idea might as well not exist. The reason is simple: rarely can business start, let alone survive, without a well-researched and thought-out marketing plan. There are several steps to creating a carpet cleaning marketing…