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rookie03
10-11-2004, 04:57 PM
What's the best landscape or lawn care book out there for those starting a new business?

GLADULANDSCPING
10-11-2004, 06:21 PM
:cool2: :bday: :drinkup: :rolleyes: :cool: :dizzy: :cry:

stevesmowing
10-11-2004, 10:47 PM
Best book in general about business and money is "Rich Dad, Poor Dad"

Acute Cut
10-11-2004, 11:19 PM
Dont forget "how to win friends and influence people". It may not be lawn care specific, but it will advance your closing's tremendously. JMO though.

out4now
10-12-2004, 12:00 AM
There's a lot of books you'll wan to check out. Go to the libray and start reading over the winter. Lots of business books first and then get into the turf and horticulture books. Look for used textbooks from colleges that have good turf programs like Purdue, Texas A&M and so forth. Your local extension service should have some good titles available too.

Runner
10-12-2004, 12:36 AM
Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

out4now
10-12-2004, 12:40 AM
One good suggestion for the library Benjamin Grahams The Intelligent Investor. Book that inspired Warren Buffet.

Fescue Farmer
10-12-2004, 01:09 AM
The E-Myth Revisited....................while I don't agree wholeheartedly with the author, it sure was an eye opener for our business - or rather, the job we created for ourselves............. :rolleyes:

HOOLIE
10-12-2004, 01:26 AM
I think Bobby should pen a book, maybe "Mow Softly and Carry a Big Shovel"

Runner
10-12-2004, 03:08 AM
That's weird. There were no responses up when I wrote mine, even though it says they were writte, quite a ways ahead of time of mine. I thought it was funny that someone else said "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", also.

walker-talker
10-12-2004, 06:29 AM
I recently purchased Emyth revisted, Emyth contractor, Rich Dad, Poor dad and How to Win Friends and Influence People. I paid around 40 or 50 bucks for all them off Amazon. Through many searches and reading many posts.....these four books seemed to be the most popular. Now if you are looking for books related to this specific industry, thats a whole other search. I have not had time to read any of these yet, but soon as it slows down....I'll git 'er done!!

tiedeman
10-12-2004, 06:33 AM
Towards the industry in general, "Kaizen"

Its a great book that takes Japenese quality control to the max. A great book!!!

Also, I almost forgot...after you read this book you will want to totally redo the systems, procedures, and production techniques you use in services, with customers, and with employees.

walker-talker
10-12-2004, 10:19 AM
...after you read this book you will want to totally redo the systems, procedures, and production techniques you use in services, with customers, and with employees.Can you elaborate on this a tad. I would like to hear an example. I guess you could say you sparked my interest.

MMLawn
10-12-2004, 01:25 PM
For business, life and money "The Millionaire Next Door"

tiedeman
10-12-2004, 04:20 PM
Can you elaborate on this a tad. I would like to hear an example. I guess you could say you sparked my interest.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/007554332X/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2/104-5620374-4939917?v=glance&s=books

Read the reviews in the link

In the book Kaizen means improvement. Morever, Kaizen means ongoing improvement involving everyone, including both managers and workers