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Problem: Most Americans don't realize the potential gold mine in blue-collar business. By blue-collar business, I mean a business providing a specialized service requiring a trained employee and manual labor. In my case, it is chimney sweeping, but it can range from construction to gardening to plumbing and junk removal. There are literally thousands and thousands of opportunities, but many people don't consider blue-collar work as an option and are missing out as a result: Over three million blue-collar and skilled labor jobs went unfilled in America last year! The service industry is wide open in America, and this book will open your eyes to a growing opportunity that you probably never thought about. By listening to this book, you will learn how to:

  • Think bigger: Don't be scared of starting or growing your existing business. Make a decision, and then make the decision right.
  • Be a leader: You have to learn to be a leader if you want to have a great business. Leadership is a learned skill, and this book can help get you started. Start with a plan and an exit strategy, so you can live the life you want without being stuck in your business.

So come on, America, let's get to work doing the dirty jobs and make a whole lot of money while we're at it.

©2015 Mark Stoner (P)2016 Mark Stoner

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  • Cburke0000
  • 14-03-18

Great simple book on running a service company.

Great simple book on running a blue collar service company.


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  • Greg
  • 19-12-17

Best Seller!!

Wow!!👀👍💪🔥👏This book was powerful beyond measure! Mark Stoner nailed this for me! Simple yet Powerful! Must have book for ALL business owners. New or Seasoned!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-11-21

Amazing

Great book for those in the service industry. Thank you for this classic piece of gold.

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  • nick rollins
  • 26-08-21

Misleading title

I appreciate any entrepreneurs that take time to educate others on their journey to enlightenment, as I do with Mark Stoner.

Unfortunately for me, I felt the story fell flat on its promise to teach how to build a company and instead felt like more of an auto biography of his life events with very little insight on how to run the day to day business. The best advise was given when he recommends the books of others to seek out their guidance.

If you’re looking for a book that helps get your head on straight and helps you to set a goal for your future, this is possibly the book for you. If you’re looking to learn how to build and manage a business, this just isn’t the book.

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  • William
  • 07-01-21

There are some pearls

The book is mostly about getting your head on right to start and succeed in your blue collar business. I study money because I'm dirt poor. I want to know what it is that others understand that I don't.

I've completed taxes before and was surprised when a couple of brothers who were plumbers each made close to $75,000 working for their father who has a plumbing business. It made me wonder what kind of money the father's business must be making to be able to pay his sons that much and pay himself too. I think the author was right on when he said that most people don't know how to run the business part of the business and that is what keeps many from trying. Don't worry. You'll make mistakes. Keep making mistakes as you get better. Just get started.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-06-20

This is a headline.

I had the opportunity to meet Mark in for the first time at business symposium several months ago. Within minutes of hearing him speak I knew that he type of guy that had some answers to some questions. He really helped me realize the potential that my small business had. Since meeting him I’ve read his book, listen to his podcast and listen to other books that he recommended. It has absolutely changed my business. We as a business, that has been around for over 30 years, is projected to grow 125% this year and I owe a lot of that to Mark. He speaks from experience and is just a down to earth guy. I genuinely look forward to his podcast every week. Thanks Mark, keep it up.

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  • Victor Hipolito Jr
  • 12-06-20

Inspirationally uncomplicated

Experience of humility and success directly read by the Author himself Mark Stoner. Truly valuable information weather you have a business or want to star one.

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  • Diana J Powell
  • 06-05-18

great info

awesome read I have read it three times so far,great info to help you move forawrd

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  • Evane
  • 05-06-17

A book for anyone!

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to start or help their current business. It's a quick read with a lot of touching personal experiences, and chalked with great information!

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  • derrick swords
  • 25-04-17

Thanks Mark!

I'm happy to be living the real life story as a employee at Ashbusters Chimney Service!