Business Principles of Landscape Contracting
This book essentially translates business principles into a language that can be conprehended by readers who have limited knowledge of business principles. In contrast to the manual, "how-to" style of trade publications and articles, the text within "Business Principles of Landscape Contracting" emphasizes business principles and their applications to the landscape industry. Since the lanscape industry is service oriented, the human element could not be ignored. It is people, not machines, that produce the end product for all landscape companies. Therefore, chapters are devoted to personnel management, professional development, employee productivity and leadership. Introduces business principles associated with the landscape contracting industry./Provides business management concepts in a pedagogical format for readers who have limited knowledge of business principles. A perfect tool for a person looking to get into entry-level management or entreprenueral ventures.
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account managers accounting system Accounts payable accounts receivable application balance sheet billings basis BradCo Landscape Company breakeven budget projections calculated cash basis Cash Basis Accounting cash flow chart of accounts client company's financial components costs associated crew current assets current liabilities database debt Depreciation design/build determine direct costs Direct Job Costs dollar dual overhead rate employees equipment estimating example Exterior installation Exterior maintenance Figure financial ratios financial reports fixed assets goals gross margin growth hardscape Herndon hourly rate income statement increase Indirect individual inventory job cost management labor and materials labor burden landscape contracting landscape industry material costs method monitoring monthly mulch needs operating budget overhead costs overhead expenses overhead markup overhead recovery owner's equity percentage of completion personnel plant production efficiency production hours professional development Professional Landcare Network profit centers profit markup purchase ratio retainage schedule Subcontractors supervisors trees year's