Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (August 16, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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The author does a decent job of introducing basic concepts that any business should implement in order to gain the confidence of customers and earn repeat business. Some of the ideas appear to be obvious but my guess is very few trades people implement. Most of the core concepts could be summed up in a few short pages but again most trades people I know do not do what to many would be obvious.
I've been a licensed plumber in Harris county, Houston, Texas for just about 8 years. I performed my apprenticeship working for a large family owned plumbing company where I learned how to work service only. I have a little under a year left before I pursue my masters license and begin considering starting a company. At this position in my life, I'm looking for any and all information possible pertaining to running a successful business and increasing my profit for the company and myself.I stumbled upon the authors YouTube channel where he has a series on Tankless Water Heater frequently asked questions. He appears very informed, educated, and unbiased, so I felt his knowledge would be worth the price of his book. I must say, that this is a very good "How to" book on running a successful business and increasing your value to yourself and your company. This book does not take a long time to read and it is very streamlined, which helps a large amount of those in our trade. There are many ideas in here I have not considered as far as getting your name/brand out to clients when you're first starting out on your own.I am very satisfied with this book, and by purchasing a copy through the authors website, I received a signed copy. Highly recommended.
I thought this was a good book. It covered a lot of the topics I was thinking about. The author also shed some light on other ways to generate profits. I recommend this book to anyone thinking about going into business.
WOW! This book is spot on with understanding the plumbing business; ironically enough this book would help any future business owner in any form of business not just plumbing. The author, M. Scott Gregg, doesn't so much teach but inform. I didn't know what to expect when I purchased 'Profitable Plumbing' but I can tell you it far surpassed any expectation that I had.The author couldn't be any closer to the truth when he stated the following:"You must chase your mistakes before your mistakes chase you""Never, never, never lower the price for your job without taking something away from it!"But the greatest recommendation in this book is when Gregg suggests reading the Book of Proverbs for your guidance with your business and life.This book did more than the title suggested; it also opened my eyes to purpose of life...and that is helping others with a smile.Great book!
I downloaded this on Kindle--It will be the best $4 I will ever spend, If you have a plumbing business or want to be a better employee/person get it. If you ever wondered how the other guys make the money; grow their business they read and keep evolving. Good luck.
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