While this might be an exaggeration, most people would agree that a little business knowledge can go a long way. Information is valuable, and one piece of new knowledge can drastically change your future. If you find yourself working hard and not making enough money, you might want to learn more about the business end of the job.
Here at Rutgers, we have several one-day classes taught by successful people in the landscaping industry. These are people who understand the real life challenges faced by people in the landscaping business. Come to a class, ask a few questions, and learn how to overcome many common problems.
It’s Not the Economy, It’s You!, December 15
It doesn’t matter how good you are if you can’t sell it. Jody Shilan will teach you how to sell more work.
Common Sense Business and Pricing Strategies for Landscape Contractors, December 21
Mark Borst and Chris James are two of North Jersey’s most successful landscape contractors. In this class they’ll explain how they did it and what you need to do.
Better Business Management Skills for the Landscape Professional, January 22
Marcus vandeVliet (yes, that’s how he spells it) has been involved in every aspect of the landscaping industry. His system is designed to help you improve efficiency and profits.
Landscape Project Management, March 7
In this course, Marcus vandeVliet will tell you how to maximize your profit on construction jobs.
If you take three of the four classes you’ll earn a Landscape Management Certificate. You’ll also learn a lot about how to improve your bottom line.