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Lawn Care & Other Business Resources



Some of my personal favorites:

Business, investment & success books that may have little to do wtih lawncare or landscaping but everything to do with success in general. Stocks, bonds, retirement, financial planning, personal development. Some of these have been on top-ten lists for over fifty years.
I would recommend EVERY book by Tim Ferris, especially The Four Hour Workweek

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman
The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

3 of my personal favorites that I just bought for my daughter

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (by Stephen R Covey)

How to Win Friends & Influence People (by Dale Carnegie)

Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century (by Napoleon Hill)

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (12th Edition)

One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel

Security Analysis: w/ Foreword by Warren Buffett 6th Edition How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad, 4th Edition

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy (by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D.)

The Next Millionaire Next Door: Enduring Strategies for Building Wealth (by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D.)

The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life (by J L Collins)

You Can Be a Stock Market Genius: Uncover the Secret Hiding Places of Stock Market Profits by Joel Greenblatt

The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America


General Startup Information


Below are a number of sites that are worth checking out if you are a lawn care business owner or looking to start a new business soon.

Discussion Forums & Websites


LawnTimes.com - Forum on all aspects of lawn care and landscaping including starting a business.

LawnSite.com - Lawn care & landscaping business forum.

LawnServiceForum.com - Discussions on commercial lawn care and landscaping.

GopherForum.com - Gopher lawn care business and marketing forum.


Business Plan Samples


EverGreen Lawn Care Business Plan - Business plan of a lawn care business entrepreneur who is leaving his job with a large lawn care business to start his own operation.

BPlans.com - One of the best lawn care business plan samples available online.

Dayne Landscaping - A fictitious business plan written by a marketing specialist.

Associations


PLANET - The Professional Landcare Network is an international association serving lawn care professionals among other groups.

Iowa Turfgrass - Home of the Iowa Professional Lawn Care Association.

Lawn Care Association of Pennsylvania - Organization representing the professional lawn care industry in Pennsylvania.

Ohio Lawn Care Association - The voice of the lawn care industry in Ohio.

Independent Lawn Mowing Contractors of Australia - Serving most Australian states, this site offers information for those wanting to start their own independent lawn mowing businesses. It also has a directory targeted at those looking for lawn care services.

Adelaide Lawn Mowers Association - An association of independent lawn mowing companies in South Australia. Site includes several interesting articles as well as a directory of lawn mowing businesses.

Magazines and Other Publications


Turf Magazine - A monthly magazine with content targeted towards lawn care and landscaping business owners. This site contains a lot of free content and is worth checking out.

Lawn & Landscape - A monthly magazine that provides lawn care and landscaping business owners with the information that they need to grow their businesses.

Green Industry Pro Magazine - National trade publication that provides the essential information that landscaping business owners need for success. Includes content on lawn care.

Grounds Maintenance - A monthly publication for grounds maintenance professionals. Includes tons of free content on lawn care and related industries.

Software Packages


LawnPro Software - Lawn care business software for billing, scheduling, estimating and more.

Gopher Software - Gopher's billing and scheduling software makes scheduling and billing easy for lawn care business owners.

Adkad Technologies - GroundsKeeper Pro is a business management software package for the lawn care and landscaping industries.

Real Green Systems - Service Assistant ® is the all-in-one field management lawn care software for businesses with a fleet of vehicles that need to schedule, quote, dispatch, route, collect payments, track vehicles, communicate in the field and more. The company also offers print, digital marketing, direct mail, and physical storage services.

Miscellaneous


Garden Planting Calendar

Successful Container Gardening

Before You Make Your First Container Garden

Growing Plants Indoors & On Porches

Troubleshooting Indoor Plants

Top Herbs for a Kitchen Garden

Database of Plants Toxic to Pets


Recommended by Gopher Lawn Business Software

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