AUTHOR: Richard Osgood

A MUST READ for anyone considering starting and growing a profitable business, revitilizing a wilting one. Grow a Business – Plant Today! A straightforward approach to starting a small business and growing it to profitability.
Richard Osgood
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Grow A Business
Plant Today!
Grow a Business–Plant Today! has been written to provide all
those who are thinking about starting a new business venture,
have already started one, or are struggling to keep one going,
with an easy-to-follow plan (that anyone can relate to) that greatly
increases the opportunity for success and profit. The content of this
book evolved from a lifetime of experience and from the experiences
and insights of many successful business leaders and entrepreneurs.
You will not have to spend years gathering information and doing
research to achieve greater probability of success. Why reinvent
the wheel?
Most individuals, in either childhood or in adulthood, have
planted something and watched it grow. It may have been a single
plant or a large garden, but everyone has done it. You may not have
realized it before, but all of the steps that it takes to start and to grow
a successful business are included in the steps required to plant and
grow a plant, a successful garden or a huge farm.
It does not matter if your past growing experience was successful
or not. This book gives you all the Business-Gardening tools you
need now to grow a highly successful Business Garden.
There are over 600,000 new business start-ups each year, many
of which will wilt and die on the vine within a few years after starting.
Therefore,it is important for you as a new business entrepreneur
to do everything possible to enhance your opportunity for success.
This book provides you with a business-growing advantage over
your competitors.
In the business world and in life, if you have a proven plan or
template and you follow it, you greatly improve your successes …
and profits. Franchises understand this. All franchisees are required
to follow time-tested plans that increase their chances to grow and
become financially successful.
Grow a Business-Plant Today! provides you, the new business
entrepreneur, with an easy to understand step-by-step plan that will
guide you to a more successful and profitable outcome.
Now, pick up a copy and Grow A Business–Plant Today!

 

 

Contents

 

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

 

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

 

Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

 

Grow the Mind . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

 

Visualization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

 

Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

 

Find the Best Seeds . . . . . . . . .39

 

Locate the Richest Soil . . . . . . .47

 

When to Plant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

 

Cultivate the Site . . . . . . . . . . . 59

 

Collect the Best Organic Fertilizers . . 67

 

Separate Weeds from Desirable Plants . .73

 

Allow Time to Grow . . . . . . . . . .79

 

Give it TLC Every Day . . . . . . . .87

 

Cross-pollinating . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

 

Water Daily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

 

Practice Patience . . . . . . . . . . . 107

 

Harvest the Fruit when Ripe . . . 113

 

Celebrate the Harvest . . . . . . . . 119

 

Prepare for the Next Season . . . 125

 

Unwavering Commitment . . . . . .131

 

Enjoy the Experience . . . . . . . . . 139

 

Key Points to Remember . . . . . . 143

 

Final Thought . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

 

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Book 4

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Book 5

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About Me

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Hi, I am Richard "Dick" Osgood, M.A., retired college professor and Director of Emergency Medical Services Education (31 years), former owner and publisher of "Quality Lifestyle Magazine" (For those enjoying their second fifty years.), and successful business entrepreneur. I am husband to my lovely wife, Susan, and a father and grandfather. I am a resident of Fountain Hills, AZ and Hudsonville MI (outside of Grand Rapids). I enjoy swimming, golf, writing and keeping in contact with lifelong friends. I love helping others plant and cultivate their goals and harvest dreams.

Testimonials

"Grow A Business-Plant Today"... Anyone starting a business or just needing a shot in the arm MUST read this book! It gives everything you need to become a successful business owner and is easy to read and understand. It will give you all of the what, why and how's for you to have a million dollar business... a MUST READ!

Bob Dailey
Owner, Visiting Angels - Mesa AZ
"Having successfully owned two small businesses and increased revenues to over $6 million, I wish 'Grow A Business - Plant Today!' had been available when I was starting out."

Steve Grill, Business Entrepreneur
"Richard Osgood's book brings back into perspective those things we studied and thought we learned with all the "self-help" material most of us are familiar with. A fresh look at what is REALLY important in a new endeavor or just honing the skills we already posess can be a great help to us all. Cudos to you, Richard, for a much needed accomplishment.

Dr. Dave Jordan
Retired Chiropractor, Poet, Song Writer, and Cowboy Music Entertainer
After having the experience of originating a business in the 1980's, building the business up and into a medium sized mortgage company, and followed by selling the business in the mid 1990's, I was impressed as to how accurate Dick Osgood's, 'GROW A BUSINESS' would relate to so many of my experiences. I especially enjoyed how many times 'GROW A BUSINESS' would return fond memories I had starting up and building a successful business.

William Arkin, Former Business Owner and Consultant

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good luck bro


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