The Top 7 Business Tasks Landscape Companies Should Outsource

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Running a successful landscape company requires more than just being great at taking care of properties. The reality is, most landscape owners are masters of the green industry, but aren’t well trained in the back office. In order to have a truly successful business, you need to focus on more than installing shrubs and mowing grass. That’s where McFarlin Stanford has you covered.

We tackle your landscape company’s problems at the root level so you can stand out as both a great employer and premium service provider. From valuations, recruiting, leadership development, bookkeeping, peer groups, and executive coaching, our professional teams at McFarlin Stanford can coach you to the top.

Most people think that financial advising is only for companies with more money than they know what to do with, so it may come as a surprise to learn that financial advisors can help businesses of all sizes increase their profitability. Yes, this means your landscape company!

Having a thorough understanding of your business’s financial health is crucial, as the money decisions you make daily will severely impact your company’s legacy. Financial advisors can help business owners understand their current financial situation, set new financial goals, and create a clear path to achieve those goals.

Even if you have no plans to sell your business one day, we can help you prioritize your profitability. And if you do decide to sell your company, you’ll walk away with every penny it’s worth.

Your landscape company has nothing to lose, but everything to gain. McFarlin Stanford's Financial Advising Team has over 20 years of experience and is ready to help you manage your money.

Do you want to finally understand your finances and make your money work for you?

Click here to schedule a call with our financial health experts.

As a green industry business owner, you know that finding and hiring the best talent is essential for your success. But what if you don't have the time or resources to do it yourself? That's where a recruiter comes in.

A great recruiter can help you find qualified candidates quickly and efficiently, saving you tons of time and money in the long run. Hiring a recruiter to build a dedicated team can be invaluable for your landscape company. Ideal team members won’t just walk through the door. With access to an extensive pool of candidates, recruiters know exactly how to conduct a hiring process that easily identifies applicants who embody your company’s mission.

Recruiters can provide insight into industry hiring trends to ensure you stay ahead of the competition by recruiting top talent. What you offer your potential and existing team members speaks volumes, and at McFarlin Stanford, our recruiting team can help you determine the best compensation packages based on what’s currently competitive in the green industry.

Ready to create your landscaping dream team with the help of a recruiter?

Contact McFarlin Stanford Recruiting here to get started!

Leadership development involves more than just investing in a workshop. Proper training can help your team learn new skills, stay motivated, and foster collaboration for your company’s success.

Leadership development can benefit your landscape company in a plethora of ways, but only when it’s done properly. The goal here isn’t more meeting time. It’s to create resilient leaders who are driven by your company’s goals and values.

At McFarlin Stanford, we offer our Leadership Training Services because we believe in maximizing the potential of your people and empowering them to be the best they can be.

When you sign up for our services your team will partake in the following:

  • Gallup CliftonStrengths sessions to help your team utilize their strengths effectively and learn how to lean on their team when they need help
  • New manager training for your up-and-coming leaders to learn how to manage up, down, and across your company through coaching and feedback skills
  • 360 evaluation systems to help individuals in your organization recognize their own blind spots in their leadership style

Ready for your own leadership training? Our leadership development workshops are led by coaches certified by the ICF and Gallup CliftonStrengths to hire, train, and keep dream team members.

Schedule your Leadership Training Services here, and watch as your team members transform into one unit!

When it comes to the success of your business, you can’t afford to cut corners. Outsourcing human resources is a great way for your landscape company to avoid potential legal issues, ensure that your business is compliant with all applicable laws, and protect you and your team from lawsuits.

As a landscape company owner, you have a lot on your plate. You’re responsible for making sure that your company is profitable and that it continues to grow. In order to do this, you need to have the right people in the right places—and believe it or not, that doesn’t require creating your own internal human resources team.

One of the most significant advantages of hiring an external human resource team is that they can help review hiring and firing practices so that you’re always up-to-date on legal regulations. When you hire McFarlin Stanford for your human resource needs, you'll reduce your company’s risk so you can focus on the money-making aspects of running your business.

When considering outsourcing your human resource needs, it’s important to choose a provider with a proven track record and experience in the landscape industry.

To get an in-depth view of what McFarlin Stanford’s Human Resource team can offer your landscape company, click here.

As a business owner, you know that keeping track of your finances is essential for making informed decisions about the future of your landscape company. But when you’re wearing so many hats and your organization is growing rapidly, it can become increasingly difficult to accurately stay up to date with your payroll, expenses, income, and assets.

That's where McFarlin Stanford comes in. Our team of experts supports your landscape company by providing professional bookkeeping, payroll, and reporting services with accuracy and efficiency, so you can focus on what you do best—running your business!

Whether your business is still young or it’s been around for decades, knowing your numbers is absolutely necessary to continue to grow your company. You need to be sure that all of your transactions are recorded and accounted for, payroll is processed correctly, and that you’re making wise financial decisions for the future. For most business owners, managing all of these tasks is simply too time consuming, complex, and overwhelming. So if you're short on time or don't feel comfortable managing your own financials, know that you’re not alone.

Having an outside team take care of your company’s payroll processing, bookkeeping, or both is an investment worth paying for. When it comes to finding the right person for the job, it’s important to work with someone who has a wealth of financial knowledge, is familiar with payroll tax regulations, has a strong understanding of accounting principles, is an expert with bookkeeping software, and is an industry expert who understands how landscape companies like yours operate.

McFarlin Stanford is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor and we focus solely on financial solutions for the Green Industry. We can help you set and implement better financial practices and develop key industry metrics that help your business save time and money. With monthly financial coaching sessions, you’ll greatly improve your own understanding of your company’s financials as we identify and drive improvements in your business’s profitability,

You can schedule a financial solutions consultation to get started with McFarlin Stanford here.

Running a business can feel lonely—even when you have an entire team beside you. Only another “boss” can relate to you exactly the way you need. They, too, know just how difficult it is to keep up with all the moving pieces of owning a landscape company. On top of that, there are always new things to learn in this industry. This is why joining a group coaching program can be so beneficial to landscape company owners like you! When you receive peer feedback, you can learn new methods, connect with other entrepreneurs, and gain insight on solutions to common problems. Your peers can provide you with valuable perspectives on the latest trends and strategies in your industry. There’s no better place to get this information than from those who are also living this day-in and day-out.

Don’t get us wrong—coaching of all shapes and sizes can be extremely valuable.
However, joining a peer coaching program allows you to tap into the collective wisdom of industry professionals and gain access to resources you just won’t get from traditional coaching. By engaging in peer-to-peer learning, you’ll gain insights that would otherwise require extensive research or experience. When you’re a part of a peer group, you have endless opportunities to learn from and network with some of the leading landscape companies in the nation.

At McFarlin Stanford, we have helped over 300 landscape companies—and counting—expand their businesses and mindsets with our ACE Peer Group program. Along with access to a professional coach, you will always have someone to turn to when you need guidance or support, making peer coaching one of the most valuable additions to your landscape company. With many in-person events, you’ll learn innumerable industry lessons while building life-long relationships with your landscaping peers, all while creating memories you’ll never forget.

Gain access to a McFarlin Stanford ACE Peer Group here.

When it comes to running a prosperous business, there are constant moving pieces to keep up with. From sales and marketing to operations and accounting, there's simply a lot to manage. Hiring an executive coach will be the difference between running your company, and running your company well. McFarlin Stanford will coach you from good to great!

Hiring an executive coach can help take your business to the next level, even if you didn’t realize it could level up. By analyzing the current performance of your business, an executive coach can help identify areas that need adjustments and help you create an action plan to increase sales, improve your operations, streamline your processes, and motivate your team members.

McFarlin Stanford executive coaches provide landscape business owners a fresh perspective and much needed clarity to push towards bigger goals and reach new heights of success.

The best way to get access to our executive coaches is to join an ACE Peer Group.

Our team at McFarlin Stanford is ready and able to serve as the back office of your landscape company.

Wherever you’re at in your business, we’re looking forward to supporting you so that you can grow your team, your clients, and your company. Click here to contact us so we can get you started right away.