I had a great conversation with a business associate today concerning the concept of risk management. In particular, we were discussing risks that far outweigh their rewards.
Risk management is a common subject in business and since this is a lawn care business blog, you may think we were discussing concepts such as giving 100% guarantees to customers who purchase landscape plantings. Or, we may have been analyzing the spreading of landscape mulch and charging for maintenance without first properly treating the ground or placing weedblock as an underlayment. Or we may have been discussing the purchase of a commercial 34 horsepower, propane fueled, 72″, zero-turn, front deck, lawn mower before even acquiring a single lawn care customer.
While these are all great ideas to discuss, we were not talking business. Instead, we were talking about free climbing a rock face without the use of proper safety equipment.
Whether you are bouldering a rocky outcropping or starting your own lawn care business, it makes perfect sense to think strongly about risk management procedures.
If you want to learn how to rock climb, seek professional rock climbing instruction (and use a rope!!!)
However, if you want to learn proper risk management procedures for your lawn care business, purchase our lawn care business guidebook and estimating software package through our website: www.StartALawnCareBusiness.com