A good lawn is very often the central feature of a modern garden, whether in town or the countryside. It therefore needs much more care and very often extra expert care than many of the other plants in the garden. The properly maintained lawn is no longer just an area of grass but the backdrop or canvas for the rest of the garden. If the lawn looks good, so will the rest of the garden. Although this manual has been written with the professional gardener or aspiring lawn care specialist in mind, many of the aspects of lawn care within the volume are no more than practical advice which will be of interest and use to both the professional and amateur. This manual is business-oriented and in fact starts with generic questions about starting up a business plan and focuses down to launching a properly constituted lawn care business. It also outlines all the pitfalls of not only being in business for yourself but the implications of employing people, as well as all the anticipated issues which can result from contracting. It is constructed in such a way that whether you are thinking of starting a lawn care business or whether you are already involved, there will be something of use to you. Everything is included from how to go about your accounting to making your business legal...with even a section on the correct tools to acquire. It is written by an experienced gardener who has created a successful lawn care business and who is now passing on his experience by highlighting both the positive and negative aspects of not only working within the horticultural industry but how to go about building a business from scratch. The manual is written in a very readable and sympathetic way rather than in a technical and prescriptive style, so that it provides both an informal and informative reference source for all professional and semi-professional gardeners, without ignoring the amateur!
As the number of universities offering entrepreneurial programs continues to increase, there is a growing need for a suitable framework for the teaching of entrepreneurship beyond the operational side of the business and the preparation of a business plan. This book offers a fresh approach to entrepreneurship by teaching readers how to discover and create a new firm, or grow an existing one, starting from a firm's or team's capabilities. The core methodology is based on the 'entrepreneurial arch' which provides a more holistic view of entrepreneurship by dividing the business development process into six distinct segments. An important feature of this model is the inclusion of learning units focusing on opportunity identification, business design and risk reduction before the business planning stage is attempted. Illustrated with various real-world examples, this structured and concise book will appeal to students, as well as to practitioners looking to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
Intellectual property can be a dizzying maze for entrepreneurs. Most entrepreneurs have some idea that their intangible assets have value and that they should be taking steps to protect these assets. Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs don't have any idea where to begin. But have no fear. In The Entrepreneur's IP Planning Playbook, author Robert A. Klinck sets out a step-by-step strategy guide that entrepreneurs and startups can use to develop an intellectual property plan - the first step in harnessing value. This strategy guide is designed to provide entrepreneurs - from solopreneurs to entrepreneurs running late-stage startups - with a working knowledge of how to create and execute an intellectual property plan. Packed with actionable guidance, the Playbook answers the following questions: Why every business needs an IP plan? What are the elements of an IP plan? How can an entrepreneur go about creating an IP plan? Who should be involved in creating a company's IP plan? Providing an educational yet reasonable overview of IP Planning, Klinck offers an essential resource for entrepreneurs interested in learning how to maximize the value of the largest class of assets owned by most companies.
Have you ever thought about starting and running your own call answering service? But are just not sure where / how to start? Author, Lisa Newton can guide you through the process. You don't have to source the call centre, hire the equipment and recruit the telephonists all by yourself - there is an easier and quicker way. This book explains how you can start and run a telephone answering service quickly & easily, how to find clients and how to grow the business. Get 20% off the online 'how to start your own telephone answering service course' using this link: https://www.udemy.com/how-to-start-and-run-a-telephone-answering-service-business/?couponCode=TELAMZN20
Attending conferences can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. The key is creating a budget and sticking to it, so you are able to attend the conferences that will help your career. When I first started my business, I knew that attending conferences would be beneficial to my success, but I also thought as a startup it would be tough to scrap up some extra money to go. I decided to research the best possible ways to attend a conference, while saving the most money I could. I found that it doesn't have to be expensive, and now I want to share these tips with you. Whether you are a startup business, a blogger, or you have been in business for a long time, everyone can benefit from attending a conference. Plus, anybody could do with saving some money with their business travel.
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