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Start A Lawn Business

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By owning my own business I was able to set my own schedule, take time off when I wanted to, make my own decisions, and make a comfortable living for my family. I went where I wanted, when I wanted, and how I wanted. Not to mention I could finally afford the bass boat, four wheelers, and vacations I had always dreamed of. The key to having a successful lawn maintenance company is found in a few basic principles. These principles are not hard. You just have to know what they are. This book is a behind the scenes, insider's guide to starting and growing a successful lawn maintenance business. In this book I explain exactly how I got started with just a few thousand dollars. I also explain my formula for making the leap from running one crew to running multiple crews. I teach how to bid and win commercial and residential accounts. I reveal how I found reliable employees and how I managed them. I also describe how I got more money from my existing customers. You'll learn: How to get started with very little money. How to determine what prices to charge. How to get your first customers. How to increase your sales. How to make the leap from small to big. How to beat the competition. and More The hardest part of starting any business is overcoming the unknown. Even the lawn maintenance business has its secrets. This book seeks to unlock many of those secrets. Lawn maintenance is not a get rich quick industry. It requires hard work, patience, and determination. However, lawn maintenance can provide a great living. I cannot guarantee that you will be successful at owning and operating a lawn maintenance business. However, I will provide you with the most important details I have learned in my 30 plus years of lawn business experience. And I'll do it in a book that is brief and easy to read.


Home Business

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How would you like to earn a comfortable living from the comfort of your kitchen? People earning a truck-load of money from home has sky-rocketed in recent years, but is it really that hard? Read on. Times have become economically difficult and it is not surprising that a lot of people are preferring to stay at home and try to make money from the talents they have. Did you know home businesses that are thriving in today's global scenario?My name is Atacius and I've been involved in everything from small online business ventures to advising corporate giants in the City of London. Successful businesses doesn't ask you how big you are. Successful Business deals in facts - whether you're making money or not. It's that simple and the business mindset applies to someone making hundreds of dollars/pounds per month as it does to corporate giants turning over millions per day. You probably have a rough idea of what you want to do, the concept of you home business model. But do you have what it takes to get there? We take a look here at what it takes to create a successful home business model, the things to consider, look out for, and prepare so we can approach the home business with information and make it a success.We take a look here at what it takes to create a successful home business model and then carry through with it.1) The Pros and Cons of Home Business Models 2) Choosing a Home Business 3) Home Business Models to Choose from 4) Building Your Mindset to Succeed 5) The Material and Abstract Things You Will Need 6) What Motivates a Home Business Operator? 7) Your Early Achievements 8) Taking Your Home Business to Higher Levels 9) Guiding People Along - Building a Workforce 10) Beyond Home BusinesAdditional subjects covered inside the book:Website Design and SEO Affiliate Marketing Freelance Writing and Related Jobs Curious? Check out this easy to read guide on how to get started on starting a business from home - a new chapter in your life and a fantastic way to earn a living.


The Business Model Canvas Playbook

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A MUST HAVE FOR VISIONARIES, ENTREPRENEURS, EXECUTIVES AND CONSULTANTS WITH A GAME CHANGING ATTITUDE

This is not a fiction or non-fiction book. It is also not a workbook.

So what is it then?

This book consists of several worksheets. To be precise: 50 blank business model canvases. Since worksheet did not sound appealing enough, we chose "playbook".

A playbook contains a sports team's strategies and plays. Very similar to a business model of startups / companies.


WHAT IS A CANVAS?

Alexander Osterwalder's business model canvas presents a visual overview of the nine components of any business on one page. This page has nine boxes that depict the details of a company's product, customers, channels, demand creation, revenue models, partners, resources, activities and cost structure.


HOW SHOULD I USE THIS PLAYBOOK?

What exactly you do with it is up to you. I personally recommend you fill the canvases with your ideas, guesses, visions and strategies, than you experiment and test things in real life and change your business model along the way.

To do it the right way I highly recommend reading:

1. Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur. The inventors of the business model canvas. A must! Enough said.

2. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Successfully launch your startup and prevent failure.

3. The Startup Owner's Manual by Steven Blank & Bob Dorf:

As stated by Blank & Dorf, 2012 in The Startup Owner's Manual

"As a startup moves through the Customer Development process, it will use the business model canvas as a scorecard, by posting the hypotheses about each component of the model and then revising the hypotheses as the founders gather facts.
Think of your first version of the business model canvas as the starting point showing the hypotheses that must be confirmed in face-to face or online interaction with customers. ()
Using the business model canvas as a guide makes it easier to figure out where and how to pivot, since the team can visually diagram its alternatives and see what it needs to change.
Each time the founders iterate or pivot in response to customer feedback, they draw a new canvas showing changes. Over time, these multiple canvases form a "flip book" that shows the evolution of the business model." (Steven Blank & Bob Dorf, 2012)


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Starting A Sport

RRP $15.99

Sports are fun! Whether you're playing soccer, T-ball, or something else, this carefully leveled text will prepare you for starting a new sport. Colorful and exciting photographs help explain the topic while drawing readers in. Critical thinking questions, a photo glossary, and other fun features introduce young readers to the basic building blocks of nonfiction. Let's play ball!


31 Ways To Green Your Business (and Boost Your Bottom Line)

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Is "sustainability" worth pursuing? Can you afford to make it a part of your business? After all, for years, doing the right thing by the environment meant necessarily incurring more costs. Those days, however, are fast disappearing. Organizations of all sizes and in all industries are proving that it's possible to profit from a well-thought-out green strategy. In this booklet, you'll find a range of ideas that can work for anyone - from solopreneur to international conglomerate - in running a cleaner and financially leaner organization. Going green isn't just about holding planetary stewardship as a core value, important as that is. Ultimately, it's about capturing the future. Increasing regulation and the need to innovate make having solid green strategies more important for businesses than ever. Position your organization to prosper in the Green Revolution -- get 31 Ways to Green Your Business today!



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