In today’s climate of social distancing, many landscape business owners are struggling to find ways to keep their businesses afloat. In this video, Joe Salemi and Patrick DuChene have a candid conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on landscape businesses, how you can help flatten the curve, and how to leverage technology to keep things running smoothly.
In business there is no magic bullet for success, in fact, in every recipe for success some of the main ingredients are planning and hard work. In this 3-part webinar series, DynaSCAPE’s Vice President, Joe Salemi will offer his perspective and insight on how successful landscape businesses operate. Over his career he has observed hundreds of landscape business operations and has worked through significant challenges in the areas of people and culture, sales and marketing, customers, leadership and business operations. We’re going to dive deep into the eight pillars of success in landscape business operations.
Webinar 1: People, Culture, and Customers Are Foundational To Any Landscape Business
Tuesday November 5, 2019 1:00 PM ET
Webinar 2: Proven Sales & Marketing Principles That Lead to Real Wins
Tuesday November 12, 2019 1:00 PM ET
Webinar 3: How Leadership Drives Core Business Operations for Success
Tuesday November 19, 2019 1:00 PM ET
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Get in touch with one of DynaSCAPE’s account managers to schedule a demo and start the conversation about how we can be a partner in your success.
The DynaSCAPE Manage360 Implementation & Training team have put together master class to help you get the most out of your landscape business operating system. This series of live online training based webinars will take you through every aspect of Manage360 to compliment your initial implementation and training sessions.
Update Your Budget and Your Costbook
Get ready for the season with Manage360! In this session, we’ll review your budget numbers and how to update them, along with best practices for keeping your Costbook up to date.
Optimize Your Settings for Success
Learn how to optimize your Manage360 experience with this session. Settings are the backbone of each process in Manage360, and understanding how to use them will improve your tracking and reporting options.
Construction Change Orders Best Practices
Things change, we get that. This session is all about Change Order best practices – i.e. Work Areas, Approval process, Print options.
Get the Most Out of Your Reports
Get the most out of Manage360 reporting with this session. Learn about creating ‘custom’ reports from ‘New Report’ option, and how to set up default options when running reports.
Maximize the Power of Your Proposals
Presentation is important. This session covers how to show and hide information on a report, editing, text sizing details, and best practices.
Take Control of Your Sales Pipeline
Don’t let any leads slip through the cracks! Learn how to clean out a cluttered sales pipeline, and how to stay on top of your Opportunities.
Timesheets are essential for Job Costing in Manage360. This session covers how to manage Timesheets from creation right through to the approval process.
Using the mobile app can reduce admin time, improve accuracy, and reduce paper use to ensure staff time is as productive as possible.
Job Tracking & Analysis
So you have all your job costs recorded – now it’s time to analyze everything you’ve kept track of. This session covers the job costing process to teach you where the numbers come from, and where they go.
Tips & Tricks
General conditions are typically the helpful, day-to-day support items like load & unload time, or miscellaneous things like Design Fees or Permits. This session will teach you how to utilize the general conditions feature in Manage360 to save you time on every estimate.
All About Scheduling
The schedule in Manage360 is more than just a calendar; learn all about how you can utilize the schedule to make sure you’re staying on top of your work.
The Ins & Outs of Routing
Routing is simply a way to make batch scheduling of recurring maintenance work easier to schedule, but it can be daunting at first. This session is going to break it down into simple steps, and by the end you will know when to use a route and when not to use a route.
Connecting to QuickBooks Desktop
Learn how to link Manage360 to QuickBooks in this useful session. We will cover some things you should know before getting started with the accounting connector, how to set it up, and how to use it.
The Power of Kits
|Kits are an invaluable tool when estimating, both for saving time and improving consistency. This session is going to break down how to build a kit, and go over several useful examples.|
Setting Up & Using Services
Services are packages that may consist of kits, items, equipment and labor that are provided to clients in an as needed, optional, or required fashion. The service may be completed only once, but also has the functionality to take place on a recurring basis.
Leveraging Work Orders
Work orders are the ultimate solution for your time and material work or out of contract needs. This session will cover how to create and use work orders to bill for extra or spontaneous T&M work.
Be a Billing Superstar!
In this session you will get a full view into what it takes to get your customers billed in the most effective and efficient ways possible.
Hosted by Market Hardware Inc., brought to you by the National Association of Landscape Professionals, powered by DynaSCAPE!
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Sound like you? If so, don’t panic! An astounding number of NALP members just finished reading that same quote and wondered if they contributed parts of it!
So here’s the good news. NALP and Market Hardware have decided to partner up on a regional workshop, coined “NALP Web Marketing Coaching Day,” designed to help you understand everything from basic Web Marketing fundamentals, all the way to the most intricate, new, and timely strategies. But, because of some bad weather we decided it was better to offer this great presentation as a webinar. It’s our intention that you’ll take away a few nuggets of gold that will help you this coming season.
About Market Hardware Inc
Market Hardware was formed in 2003 by a seasoned management team with extensive Web Marketing and small business experience. Today we employ 26 experts, most of whom have been here 10+ years, who serve more than 2000 small business clients in all 50 states and Canada. We fulfill our clients’ needs because we understand their industry, competitive environment and long-term goals. Unlike most Web firms, we are not ‘tech geeks’ who build Websites; we are ‘marketing geeks’ who know our clients. We operate nationally, but are based in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC.
Visit their website: https://www.markethardware.com
In a recent interview with Wickie Rowland, APLD of Labrie Associates Design & Build, our own Joe Salemi asks Wickie how she got started as a professional landscape designer, how she stays motived, where she draws her inspiration from, and how she decided to move forward with DynaSCAPE as her landscape design software of choice.
Wickie has recently achieved her certification with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers!
Wickie Rowland has been drawing ever since she was old enough to hold a pencil. Her landscape design work has been featured in KLC School of Design’s 2011, 2012, and 2013 London shows, and she won two bronze medals in the KLC School of Design’s 2013 Alumni competition, designing two gardens for the Eden Project in Cornwall, England. She was the recipient of the APLD Silver Award for the modified rain garden in 2017. On the other side of the competition coin, Wickie has also been a judge of the Boston Flower Show.
Besides using her drawing skills to design gardens, Wickie has written and illustrated two children’s books, Good Morning Strawbery Banke (which won first place in the New England Museum Association’s Publications competition in 2011) and Good Morning, Piscataqua, released in May of 2014.
In a recent interview with Matt Hiner of Hiner Landscapes in Colorado Springs, CO, our own Joe Salemi asks Matt how he got into the landscape business, what he has done to surround himself with a great team, and what drew him to DynaSCAPE. Matt referenced a great book, titled “The Great Game of Business” which is a very helpful business coaching system (https://www.greatgame.com).
Elite Award Winner for Innovation from the Association Landscape Contractors of Colorado!
Hiner Landscapes may not have invented 3D design, but they have definitely pioneered a design process that takes full advantage of its capabilities to provide a positive and informative experience. Their ground-breaking efforts earned us The ELITE Award for Innovation from Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado last year. Using several software programs together, Hiner is able to create a photo-realistic, animated fly-through video of a design concept. Illustrating the design in a way that 2D cannot. For professional landscape design, consultation and installation, more local homeowners are choosing Hiner Landscapes over any other landscape design/build firm in the area. They are the only firm that works laterally with their clients every step of the way to ensure their landscaping needs are met while upholding their high standards of professionalism and excellence.