Business by the Numbers

By David Bender, Weeded Lawn Service

Wednesday, September 28th ~ 1:00 - 2:30 PM
CEUs: 1.5 PGMS, NALP



David Bender, Weeded Lawn Service


Course Description:

• Are Profit and Loss statements a foreign language to you?
• Do you ever even look at your Balance Sheet?
• Is Cash Flow what you have in the bank today?

When it comes to the business of our business we have not been trained how to use the tools available to us. This seminar will show you real world examples of how to use a Profit and Loss statement to determine where your business is succeeding and where it needs help. You’ll learn how to read your balance sheet to determine the financial health of your company and what you can do with it. And we’ll look at some sample cash flows to understand how you need to plan your work flow and spending. You will also learn how to figure out what your business should be doing and, more importantly, what you could be doing financially.


Biography:

David Bender started mowing lawns at the age of 10 in the suburbs of Washington, DC. He had his first commercial mower when he was 12!

He attended the Cornell School of Agriculture and received his undergraduate degree in Business Management and Marketing. After a short stint in the restaurant business, David started mowing lawns again with one of his old mowers. He got his first job on March 2, 2002 and bought his first truck the next day.

David’s company, Weeded! Lawn Service will do over 1.6 million dollars in sales this year. He focuses on residential maintenance and commercial snow plowing.

David also is partnered with Forum Resources Network and is in charge of developing and running peer groups for the lawn care industry.


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