Start and Run a Gardening Business, 3rd Edition

Author:
Paul Power

Long description

You don't need pots of money to start your own gardening business. With this book and a willingness to learn, you could soon be enjoying a profitable and enormously satisfying career doing something you love. Whether your aspirations are simply to sell a selection of home grown plants from the boot of your car or to establish a succesful all-year-round gardening business, this book will show you how. It covers: - Preparing your business plan - Getting kitted out - How to find work - and keep it - What services to offer - Book-keeping for gardeners - Planning the gardening year - How to get commercial contracts - Providing estimates - The top ten most profitable gardening jobs

Product details

Author:
Paul Power
Subtitle:
An Insider Guide to Setting Yourself Up as a Professional Gardener
Format:
Paperback
Imprint:
How to Books Ltd
Publisher:
How to Books Ltd, Constable and Robinson
Edition:
3rd revised edition
ISBN:
9781845284145
Audience:
General
Pages:
0
Width (mm):
170
Length (mm):
243
Additional Info:
When Paul Power left school he joined the civil Service, but hated the bureaucracy, commuting and the office poiltics. He finally decided to turn his hobby into a profession and made it a huge success, far exceeding his expectations.
Table of Contents:
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. A Growing Opportunity; 2. Getting Started; 3. Getting Your First Customers; 4. Starting and Running a Gardening Round; 5. Starting and Running a General Gardening Business; 6. Adding Value Through Spin-Off Opportunities; 7. Launching Your Business and Creating the Right Image; 8. Bookkeeping and Adminstration Systems; 9. Managing the Gardening Year; 10. Resolving Problems and Building On Opportunities; 11. Growing Your Business; Help Directory; Index.

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