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Old 12-13-2007, 05:00 AM
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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)
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Winners Never Cheat by Jon Huntsman.

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

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Winners Never Cheat by Jon Huntsman.

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Old 12-27-2007, 04:04 AM
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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

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Forum member JohnB suggested these books

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

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This is my favorite book ever; "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki. *New way of thinking for some. Its a very interesting book.
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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.
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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)
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Ashley, forum member 'ashburg' submitted this book Raving Fan

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