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Steve
12-13-2007, 06:00 AM
What are some of your recommended business reading books?

I have now added a link to this post, to the left of our forum along the green bar in our books section.

Tom sent us two:
Green side up By Ed Laflamme ( Lawn & landscape.com)
Your marketing sucks By Mark Stevens (amazon)

StartALawnCareBusiness
12-13-2007, 06:51 AM
Quote[/b] ]What are some of your recommended business reading books?


Winners Never Cheat by Jon Huntsman. (http://books.google.com/books?id=wtfhUyHPVO0C&dq=winners+never+cheat&pg=PP1&ots=RAz5Z4BdpN&sig=2OwJYDmyr7axPrr_9Qxg64ET_y0&prev=http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGIH_en___US204&q=winners+never+cheat&sa=X&oi=print&ct=title&cad=one-book-with-thumbnail&hl=en#PPP1,M1)

Click the above link. * He has a wikipedia page too.

Keith

pnplawn
12-14-2007, 01:14 AM
Quote[/b] (StartALawnCareBusiness @ Dec. 13 2007,6:51)]Quote[/b] ]What are some of your recommended business reading books?


Winners Never Cheat by Jon Huntsman. (http://books.google.com/books?id=wtfhUyHPVO0C&dq=winners+never+cheat&pg=PP1&ots=RAz5Z4BdpN&sig=2OwJYDmyr7axPrr_9Qxg64ET_y0&prev=http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGIH_en___US204&q=winners+never+cheat&sa=X&oi=print&ct=title&cad=one-book-with-thumbnail&hl=en#PPP1,M1)

Click the above link. He has a wikipedia page too.

Keith
Think Ill get that book looks interesting to read.

grounded
12-27-2007, 05:04 AM
Heres a must read:

Pricing For the green industry 2nd edition by Frank H. Ross
Available only from our friends at the PLANET network
they also have a ton of green industry books and certification programs.
This book wont tell you to charge X for service.
This book teaches you to look at your business as a whole and how to figure out direct and overhead costs and teaches you the formulas for adding a profit.

My review of this book doesn't give the justice it deserves - thats why im a landscaper ;}
Read it - study it, and learn

Tom

Steve
01-07-2008, 06:18 PM
Forum member JohnB suggested these books

Some other books are "Magic of Thinking Big", "Power Publicity" (great info on promoting yourself) and "The Secret"

Johnb
01-07-2008, 07:44 PM
Magic of Thinking Big
Manage better, earn more money,
learn how to get the most out of your business
Believe you can succeed and you will

Power Publicity
Use the media to get free publicity for your business,
press release and *interviews. *I have never paid for any advertising other than business cards in over 20 years.
I still turn down more lawns than I take on.

I download audiobooks from ArrowAudioBooks.com
put them on mp3 orCD

John *B->
Barrow Landscaping
ArrowAudioBooks.com (http://www.ArrowAudioBooks.com)

BladeWarrior
01-15-2008, 07:22 PM
This is my favorite book ever; "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki. *New way of thinking for some. Its a very interesting book.

BladeWarrior
01-15-2008, 07:45 PM
Oh, and I can't leave out this book;

"Think And Grow Rich" By Napoleon Hill

Great book also but I recomend getting the audio version its 11 cds.

Steve
01-16-2008, 08:27 PM
This isn't in the GopherHaul book of the month club yet because it's not out yet and I haven't read it, but I am adding it to the list of books I want to read.

Accidental Branding: How Ordinary People Build Extraordinary Brands (Hardcover)
by David Vinjamuri

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41CwZO83QaL._AA240_.jpg

Steve
01-23-2008, 10:00 PM
Ashley, forum member 'ashburg' submitted this book Raving Fan (http://books.google.com/books?id=h4_axFpCi0AC&dq=raving+fan+book&pg=PP1&ots=TdMUGkZqGf&sig=QKlbNNC9PYjW_XFo2jS01HtqfNU&hl=en&prev=http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=raving+fan+book&sa=X&oi=print&ct=title&cad=one-book-with-thumbnail#PPP4,M1)

Ashley is the owner of http://www.busybeelawncare.com/

Johnb
01-27-2008, 01:31 PM
Think and Grow Rich is an all time favorite book.

I have it downloaded onto my mp3 frequently.
Downloaded it at
Arrow Audio Books (http://www.arrowaudiobooks.com/Title.aspx?titleId=9182)

http://www.ArrowAudioBooks.com

John Barrow
Barrow Landscaping - RI

Steve
02-12-2008, 10:36 AM
Books submitted by Russ Falkenburg - President - Dreams International

"Think and Grow Rich" - Napoleon Hill
"The Richest Man in Babylon" - George Clason
"Rich Dad, Poor Dad" - Robert Kiyosaki

JODY84
04-05-2008, 10:38 PM
Rich dad poor dad is a great starter book, but I also recommend people look into his other books. You can make tons of money but if you don't learn how to "make your money work for you" you will never get out of the "rat race"

Rich people stay rich because they buy assets...these books will go into great detail just that and some other leasons that everyone should know.

CASHFLOW Quadrant "rich dads guide to financial freedom"

and

Own your Own Corporation. "Why the rich own their own companies and everyone else works for them.

also for the women out their " RICH WOMAN" By Kim Kiyosaki

If you look on ebay you can also find great deals on audio cds,. These are great to listen to when your in traffic.

I know it sounds like I'm promoting robert kiyosaki but his books have truly changes our lives http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Steve
04-08-2008, 12:49 PM
Hi Jody,

Which business lesson do you feel you were able to get out of Robert's book and apply?

New2thebiz
06-03-2008, 07:16 PM
some great books!
first one is "How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie"

second one "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen F. Covey's"

Third one "How to Think Like the World's Greatest Masters of M & A"

comanche
06-04-2008, 01:00 AM
hey guys got a great book for ya,

Costomer satisfaction is worthless customer loyalty is priceless By Jeffrey Gitomer.

I live by this book. It works