014: Jeff Law – Taking On the Taxman – Protect Your Business and Your Bottom Line

Let’s be honest, tax preparation and accounting is something that makes most small business owners cringe. Jeff Law is here to take that weight off your shoulders with some practical and actionable advice for business owners and entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes. Jeff is the second generation owner of Law Tax and Financial. Law Tax and Financial focuses on helping businesses from the initial setup and incorporation, right on down the line. They regularly and professionally handle tax preparation, payroll, bookkeeping, and consulting for small to medium sized businesses. We’ll learn how proper planning is essential to make sure your business is maximizing profits, and at the same time, setting aside the correct amount of money from those profits to ensure you’re not hit with any large tax bills along the way. As a business owner himself, Jeff really understands the issues and setbacks that weigh down so many companies. In this episode, Jeff and Stan do a great job of translating issues facing Jeff’s company and his clients into a language that speaks to all types of landscapers, excavators, and contractors.

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009: Shawn Feurer Interview – Four Issues Faced by Every Contractor

After decades in the contracting industry, Shawn Feurer has focused his passion on helping contractors run a more successful, efficient, and profitable company. Shawn’s energy is contagious, and it’s apparent that he has a lot to offer to anyone that will listen. Over the last 12 years, he’s helped grow and maintain Certified Contractors Network, one of the top contractor training programs of its kind. The comprehensive courses offered by Certified Contractors Network are aimed specifically at contracting business owners and offers them the resources and training they need to grow and improve their business.

Shawn looks at four main issues that challenge every contracting business:

  1. The Fly by Night, Low-Ball Competition
  2. The Juggling Act: Wearing Too Many Hats as an Owner
  3. Feast or Famine: Not Enough Work One Day, Too Much Work the Next
  4. Too Little Profit: As Owner, You Deserve More Than Just an Income

Shawn and his company will help you learn how to run a better business, and it all starts with the numbers. He has some great insights, fantastic information, and was a pleasure to have on our show.

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Certified Contractors Network

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001: Cash Flow: Keeping Cash Flow Balanced on Commercial and Residential Jobs

Balancing Projects and Building Relationships to Maintain Positive Cashflow

Supplier relationships are crucial to the success of your business. In this very first episode of The Landscape Business Pro Podcast, we give you a quick rundown of what this show is about, who the LBP guys are, and what you can expect from future episodes. Then, we get into the good stuff: Cashflow. How you can win big by balancing projects and building honest relationships with your landscaping suppliers.