Start Your Own Lawn Care Business is a fully explained do-it-yourself manual from Entrepreneur Magazines Start Up collection, with everything any good administration major knows about building a successful small-scale business with the years of trial and error experience put in one place.
From a clear picture of where the industry is today to the most detailed advice and information on why any business could fail, this book has all the information you could possibly need to be successful in todays world of lawn care.
Knowing the industry is important and the author is no stranger to the classics of administration, developing to the point details about the logical basics, from grass, money distribution, estimates, prices and the actual get in and go, its a classic structure to any military campaign or business plan.
You need to know what kind of focus you are going to have that is different from the competition in your area. Are they ecologically friendly already, or do they still use gas-guzzling machines that make noise. Perhaps they are all children, looking to make some extra money for paintball in the summer and could potentially become your allies, working with you, for a more professional amount of money and learn the trade the professional way?
Did you do your research into the market, do you know all the legal procedures, for example, is it even legal to hire children to mow lawns? Under what conditions are they allowed to do so? What about business (military) structures and the basics of a decent business plan?
You will need all the proper legal advice concerning lawn care business in the US and exactly what to look for and where depending on how big you really want to go.
There are tools that need to be purchased, from one single chair in an office, to the biodiesel guzzling zero-emission lawn tractors that are so essential to being environmentally friendly.
Getting the business off the ground isnt the end of it though… You will need to keep up to date, know the many different lawn care associations, publications, ongoing insights and developments of the business.
Know your SWOT by heart, do advertisement efficiently and honestly, know how to use the Internet in detail, express your own ideas on lawn care through articles, newsletters, garden shows.
You will need to have all your operating expenses well planned out and in the end, follow the unseen rules of business, those that tell why a business will fail, and why it will succeed.
This 168-page paperback, written by Eileen Figure Sandlin, published by Entrepreneur Press in its thirty-first edition as of December of 2003, measures 9.1 x 7 x 0.4 and ships at 9.6 ounces.
A do-it-yourself, start your own lawn care business manual that puts years of study in business administration and experience in the lawn care trade, all in one, easy to read, to the point place that will make the difference between your possible success, or failure, for a greener, brighter and more ecologically friendly lawn care business of the future.