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Hardcover So You Want to Start a Nursery Book

ISBN: 0881925845

ISBN13: 9780881925845

So You Want to Start a Nursery

When Avent announced that he was quitting his job to build a specialty nursery, his former horticulture professor begged his student to reconsider, telling him he couldn't possibly make a profit "without doing something illegal." More than ten years and 20 nursery catalogs later, Avent owns a thriving national business with nearly 30 employees. He wrote So You Want to Start a Nursery to debunk myths about the ornamental-plants nursery business and...


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The otherside of the Nursery

This book is not your typical "grower" book. It has little to do with actually growing, this is a business book. If provides you with details of the actual running of a nursery business that you probably have never thought of. If you are looking at starting a greenhouse/nursery/veggie stand etc this book would be a wise investment.

Terrific Book

As the owner of a five year old Rose Nursery I found this book to be a great combination of theory and pratical advice. I particulary like the chapters where he breaks down the numbers for what you should be charging and what your production costs should be. Anyone thinking of starting a nursery should read this book before they start. The first chapter alone where he talks about the personalties that start nurseries is well worth the price.

'two cent opinion' - Excellent Book !!!

As a nursery hobbist, somewhat new to the nursery industry, and as a person trying to grow my nursry hobby into a side business, I found this book to be truly wonderful. It is packed with lots of valuable information and seems to cover every aspect of the nursery business. I had initially bought the book thinking I would resell it when finished, but I liked it so much & found it to be such an excellent reference book, I have decided to keep it. I found this book to be very helpful, thorough, and delightfully written. Well, that's my 'two cent' opinion.

Planning business aspects of starting a successful nursery

From backyard semi-professional gardeners to nursery workers who dream of extending a passion for plants into a professional avocation, aspiring gardeners and horticulturalists will consider So You Want To Start A Nursery to be an essential guide to planning business aspects of starting a successful nursery. From discussions of various elements of nursery industry concerns and foundations, to considering wholesale versus retail attributes and regional nursery organizations offering support, So You Want To Start A Nursery is an invaluable guide and very highly recommended for any who dream of starting their own nursery business.

A MUST HAVE for Nursery start ups

Gotta say the author gives a realistic picture of starting a nursery business. By the time you finish this you will have a clear picture of the business basics. If you are looking for a book on how to grow plants look elsewhere - this is a practicle guide to starting the business. Includes the Web address for additional info. EXACTLY the information I needed!
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