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Old 12-13-2007, 06:00 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, 05:04 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

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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.
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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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