Attitude towards professionalism in the snow business, and attitude towards having total control of the growth of our business are intertwined. One introspective question often asked at this time of year (after the season is essentially over) is “how can we make a profit at this type work”? Other observations made by some often include: “Snow work is blood money”, “it’s a pain in the butt to do this work”, or “it’s hard work for the money we generate”, and “my guys want to
What does it take to make someone a great entrepreneur?
If everyone knew the answer to that then the whole country would be full of self-made millionaires working for themselves in thriving businesses. We all dream of being successful but it is hard to say exactly what sets natural business people apart from everyone else.
People say that the key to being a successful business person is that you have to have passion and drive and above all a real appetite for risk. No one
When we think of “safety” with regards to snow removal, there are some significant considerations that have to be taken into account. The timing of the work that is required comes into play. The vast majority of work done in winter snow removal operations is done at night. This presents some challenges that don’t normally incur during landscape operations. Additionally, a good portion of the work is done “behind the wheel”, and this too is different than most landscape/tr
In my opinion, it is imperative we (in the snow business – as well as all other walks of life) you project a professional image. Customers need to be able to communicate with you. You must have at least a cell phone – and nowadays maybe an I-Phone or smart phone of some sort. Sounds basic doesn’t it? It is. However, do you have the phone number accessible so customers can find you. Nowadays, a Facebook page is a cost of doing business. Have business cards. If you have