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Steve
03-04-2007, 01:22 PM
Here is a book we put together from all the wonderful posts made over the years on this forum. It should help that the information is combined into one file to allow for better review of the material.

The book is called Stop Lowballing - A Free Lawn Care Operator's guide to stop lowballing and finding success.

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You can download the book here in pdf format (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing.pdf).

Also please help us to put an end to low balling. Promote this book to others. You can use this banner as well.

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Audio Edition:
Download and listen while you mow or drive. MP3 format.
1. How to start up your business. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing-chapter1.mp3)
2. Finding your niche and finding profits. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing-finding-your-niche.mp3)
3. Equipment. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing-equipment.mp3)
4. Pricing & Estimating Jobs. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing-pricing-jobs.mp3)
5. Dealing With Customers. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing-customers.mp3)
6. Dealing With Employees. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing-employees.mp3)
7. Marketing Secrets Part 1. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing-marketing-secrets-part-1.mp3)
8. Marketing Secrets Part 2. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing-marketing-secrets-part-2.mp3)
9. Lawn Care Business Tips. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing-lawn-care-business-tips.mp3)
10. Getting Commercial Accounts without commercial references. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing-getting-commercial-accounts.mp3)
11. Pitfalls of Commercial Accounts. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing-pitfalls-of-commercial-accounts.mp3)
12. Making Money With Holiday Lighting. (http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/stop-lowballing-holiday-lighting.mp3)





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Please share with us your feedback and how we can improve the book.

tiedeman
03-13-2007, 01:01 PM
not bad:)

Steve
03-16-2007, 03:21 PM
Audio chapter "Lawn Care Business Tips" added.

Please remember if you want updates on this book, use the track topic feature.

tiedeman
03-16-2007, 03:45 PM
keep up the great work!

Steve
03-21-2007, 11:17 PM
The final audio chapter tracks #11 "Pitfalls of Commercial Accounts" & #12 "Making Money With Holiday Lighting" have been added.

Please remember if you want updates on this book, use the track topic feature.

realhuntin
12-08-2007, 02:48 AM
This is better than I first read. GREAT JOB putting this together. I think best part so far is the Business Plan section, this is one of the hardest thing a business owner has to do. With out a good plan you will fail or at least not grow and you'll find yourself sitting back wondering why. DB did a fantastic job with this one, I have never read better, if he/she was to present this to me with their previous years P&L I wouldnt hesitate procreeding to the next step of lending money for this business. This comes from someone with over 20 years of business ownership expierence and I have wrote a few in my time, but nothing this well written.

Steve
12-08-2007, 03:28 AM
You are very kind thank you.

I was trying to combine all of the great information from this forum into one guide.

There is soo much more to add!