When owner Kent Collins struggled with finding the right employees and setting up his books, he got in touch with SCORE for guidance. “I learned later in life to ask for help,” Collins says. “This was something I did not want to fail with, so I did some research and found SCORE.”
Clipper Landscaping provides routine maintenance along with spring and fall cleanups, mulching, edging, pruning walkways and plowing. After providing services to customers, all yard waste is recycled by the company.
Collins attended workshops on how to start and grow a business along with building effective business websites. He worked one-on-one with mentors Dick Krause and Steve Hershfield, meeting with them monthly before scaling back to less-frequent meetings.