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Lawn Mowing: Fastrak To Success 2nd Edition

© Barter's Marketing. By Dean Bartorelli and Ebony Wright

This training manual was written and re-written by a lawn-mowing contractor with 20 years experience under his belt. It is one of a kind

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with unique ideas and secrets. Through this manual you can start and run a successful lawn mowing business and if you do have any questions after reading it, you are invited to call the author himself and get your questions answered.

Lawn Mowing: Fastrak to success is broken into 7 parts for easy reading.

Part 1 Introduction

In this section you will find an introduction to this manual, the industry and ourselves.

Ch 1: History
Ch 2: Behind The Scenes
Ch 3: Network for… Contractors

Part 2: Preparing

Information on preparing for your journey into the lawn mowing industry.

Ch 4: Starting Your Business
Ch 5: Small Business & The Law
Ch 6: Insurance
Ch 7: Estimate Start Up Costs
Ch 8: Accounting & Record Keeping
Ch 9: Raising Capital

Part 3 The Necessities

If you want to succeed in any business you need the necessities!

Ch 10: The Art Of Purchasing
Ch 11: Equipment
Ch 12: Advertising
Ch 13: Customer Service
Ch 14: Safety & Precautions
Ch 15: Communication Systems

Part 4: Quoting

O.K. now we're getting down to the nitty gritty. In this section you will find every method I have ever used or heard of for quoting.

Ch 16: Costs & Charges
Ch 17: Quoting
Ch 18: Competition

Part 5 The Job

As my mother used to say to me ‘It's not what you do it's the way you do it!' Anyone can mow a lawn, but the trick is to do it well!

Ch 19: Lawns
Ch 20: Add On Services…
Ch 22: General Tips

Part 6: Business Plan

An actual contractors b/plan with notes and explanations. As they say: Businesses don't plan to fail, they merely fail to plan!

Ch 23: Example Business Plan

Part 7: In Closing

Ch 24: Contacts & References

Departing Note Doing The Job

Ch 21: Forms & Such

Second Edition

We have just finished updating the manual and you will receive the 2 nd edition of Lawn Mowing: Fastrak to success. Along with a lot more information on the industry, machinery, tips and tricks we have also included an example business plan, written by a lawn-mowing contractor, with a guide to writing your own.

Why The 2nd Edition? Now that is a question we have been asked quite a bit over the past few months. The feedback from our first edition was great; virtually everyone loved what it contained and how it was written. To be honest with you, the responses we were getting surprised the heck out of me. I am a lawn-mowing contractor, not an author J . While we were and still are happy with the first edition of our manual; however, there is always room for improvement.

As in life, you are always learning in business. No matter how much experience you have, or how many books you have read, you are always learning new things. While I have had over 20 years experience in lawn mowing, I now also have over 3 years experience starting contractors up in lawn mowing. I have learnt their fears and I now know better then ever the problems that they may face, questions they will ask and problems we will face as a team.

As an independent business I could never have got the insight that I have by helping contractors Australia wide, from the beginning and sometimes to the end. Even states and suburbs can be different in this country, we are a diverse nation, there's no doubt about that.


Lawn Mowing: Fastrak to Success is now an open manual.  We are updating it everyday with more information and secrets.  However, if there is anything we've missed or you just want to chat, we are more then happy to help you out.  If you are on the job and need some assistance or advice, we are never more then a phone call away!  We have over 500 members and they all have some knowledge to share and we use their knowledge to help you.  Ask us a question and if we don't know the answer we'll find out.   The sky is the limit!

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