Increasing the profit of a business can be achieved by implementing various strategies that will help to maximise revenue and minimise costs. Below are some strategies you may like to try:
- Offer additional services and upsell!
By offering a more comprehensive range of services, you can attract more customers and increase revenue. Consider expanding your services to include:
- Repairing and fixing hazards like overgrown trees or shrubs, and drainage problems.
- Ways to improve a garden and its maintenance, e.g., lawn care, stump removal, fertilisation etc.
- Sustainable improvements, e.g., mulching to reduce water consumption or installing solar lights to reduce power consumption.
Tap into your existing client base and make suggestions of extras that customers might need. Always be on the lookout for upselling opportunities.
2. Focus on high-profit projects
Identify the most profitable projects in your portfolio and focus on marketing those services. This could involve targeting specific areas and customers who are likely to require those services and even widening your service area.
You should be aware of the competition in the proposed area you would like to target. The more competition, the less likely there will be any need for you to cover the area unless, of course, you offer a service not offered there already.
3. Efficient time management
Scheduling and organisation of projects properly can help to improve productivity, reduce time wastage and improve profitability. Use scheduling software to manage projects and time spent on each.
4. Use high-quality materials
Using the best materials for your projects will improve the quality of your work and customer satisfaction. This will increase the likelihood of repeat business and referrals. Have you thought about growing your own plants? This can be a profitable revenue stream in your business if you are able to do this.
5. Reduce costs
Analyse your costs to identify areas where you can cut expenses. Negotiate better deals with suppliers, reduce wastage, and streamline your operations to save money.
Check regularly that you are getting the best deals for your business by checking prices charged by your usual suppliers. Are there any new suppliers out there to try who could save you some money?
6. Develop a referral programme
Encourage your satisfied customers to refer new business to you by offering them incentives such as discounts on future services.
7. Invest in marketing
How are your potential customers going to hear about your business and be interested in what you do? In a crowded marketplace, you must stand out from the crowd. How is your business different from your competitors? What are the core values of your business and how could you portray them to potential customers to try to connect with them on a deeper level?
Develop a marketing plan that includes advertising on social media, Google ads, and local publications to reach new customers.
By implementing these strategies, you can increase profit in your landscape gardening business and set yourself up for long-term success!