How to Start a Home-Based Landscaping Business

Making money doing lawn-care, landscape architecture, and garden work is a dream of many people--and this guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies they need to successfully launch and develop their own business doing so. This sixth edition also features advice on marketing and selling one's services within "sustainable landscaping," one of the hottest new trends in the field. * Develop a profitable business plan * Build word-of-mouth referrals * Handle employees, paperwork, and taxes * Work smart and safe * Adapt to new trends like sustainable landscaping * Become your area's top landscaper

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A down-to-earth and informative guide to setting up and running your own landscaping business. Written in an engaging, readable style. -Landscape & Nursery Digest We applaud Dell's no-nonsense attitude, since it could save a wanna-be professional landscaper a lot of grief ... checking it out is well worth the money and time. -HortIdeas Magazine
Author:
Owen E. Dell
Format:
Paperback

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Making money doing lawn-care, landscape architecture, and garden work is a dream of many people--and this guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies they need to successfully launch and develop their own business doing so. This sixth edition also features advice on marketing and selling one's services within "sustainable landscaping," one of the hottest new trends in the field. * Develop a profitable business plan * Build word-of-mouth referrals * Handle employees, paperwork, and taxes * Work smart and safe * Adapt to new trends like sustainable landscaping * Become your area's top landscaper

Review:

A down-to-earth and informative guide to setting up and running your own landscaping business. Written in an engaging, readable style. -Landscape & Nursery Digest We applaud Dell's no-nonsense attitude, since it could save a wanna-be professional landscaper a lot of grief ... checking it out is well worth the money and time. -HortIdeas Magazine

Product details

Author:
Owen E. Dell
Subtitle:
Develop a Profitable Business Plan *Build Word-Of-Mouth Referrals *Handle Employees, Paperwork, and Ta
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Edition:
6th edition
ISBN:
9780762752683
Audience:
Academic
Pages:
316
Width (mm):
187
Length (mm):
233
Additional Info:
Owen E. Dell, RLA, a licensed landscape architect and landscape contractor, is a thirty-nine-year veteran of the profession. He is also an internationally known lecturer, a writer, and a television personality. His award-winning projects have been featured in Sunset Magazine, Landscape Architecture, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous other books and publications. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. Visit him at owendell.com.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: So You Think You Want to Be a LandscaperChapter 2: Getting StartedChapter 3: Writing a Business PlanChapter 4: Learning to Live with Record KeepingChapter 5: Employees: A Joy and a NuisanceChapter 6: Getting WorkChapter 7: BiddingChapter 8: Finally You Get to Do Some Real WorkChapter 9: The Long Haul Appendixes* Resources* Using the Internet* Business Plan Worksheet and Other Forms
Weight (g):
680

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