For those of you who are planning on starting up a lawn care business, you will want to do some thorough research on the topic before you make a decision. This research should involve reading at least a few books on the subject. But how do you know which books are the best? Here are some points to consider when you go shopping for lawn mowing business books.
1) Reviews. You can look for reviews online but bear in mind that these are often biased. If a book on a large book retailer website has one or two 5 star reviews then it’s fair to say that only the author and his mother reviewed the book. If a book has more than 20 reviews then you can expect that some of those reviews are more likely to be authentic.
2) Real Books or Digital? While it is nice to hold a real book and have it sitting in your collection their are also advantages to buying lawn care business guides online. For one thing you don’t have to wait for the delivery when you buy an e-book as you can easily download it instantly. And some business e-books are really entire start-up kits that also come with business forms that you can use, business plan samples, templates and even sample agreements and contracts.
3) The Author. Think carefully about who has written the book and how they present themselves. Are they a lawn care professional writing from first hand experience or are they just a researcher writing on the topic. Even a researcher can do a good job though if they have interviewed the right people.
4) Refund Policy. Some online retailers of books and e-books offer money back guarantees if the product that you ordered was not what you expected.
Reading books, hardback, paperback, e-books and even magazines is one of the best ways to ensure that you are fully informed on a topic and are able to proceed to start your lawn care business in the right direction in a way that will minimize mistakes.