Happy Thanksgiving! Now is the time for landscapers to take a small break, but it is also the time to truly reflect on what to be thankful for this year.
1. A supportive family
The number one thing landscapers should be thankful for is having a support family this year. Family comes in all shapes and sizes, so married or not, kids or not, landscapers always have support.
2. Repeat clients
Without clients, there would be no such thing as landscapers. Clients can make or break a business every year, so repeat clients are one of the best things to have in a landscaping business.
3. A rebounding industry
The landscaping industry is making a comeback, and landscapers should be in high spirits. There are many other industries not recovering as well from the recession, so signs show to a very positive 2015.
4. Loyal employees
Finding the right employees for a business is a difficult task, but when a landscaper finds the right fit, it makes a huge difference. Loyal employees keep the heart of the business pumping.
5. A giving industry
To quote one of Total Landscape Care’s 2014 Landscaper of the Year finalists, “You try to help other people, give back and pay it forward,” David Land says. “I think if you’re around the right people, in the green industry especially, it’s impossible. You cannot give away more than you get because people in this business are so giving.”
6. Second chances
Landscapers live and breathe by second chances. Whether it is the ability to start a business for a second time or have a second chance with an employee, second chances typically bring a sigh of relief.
7. Being a boss
Every landscaper knows there are positives and negatives about being a boss. However, you still get to be a boss at the end of the day. You made it to the top, and you own your own business. That is something to be proud of and thankful for every day.
8. Reliable vendors
Having a reliable vendor is like having reliable employees. Without them, your business could fail. Reliable vendors will always be there for you, and will do whatever they can to help you run a successful business.
9. A new year
Being able to plan for 2015 is a great thing to be thankful for. There are many landscaping businesses that didn’t make it through 2014, so being able to plan for next year is a huge feat in itself.
10. A great job
Landscapers should be thankful for being a landscaper. You have one of the best jobs out there, and many absolutely love what they do. This quote reigns true, “If you love what you do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”