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
'A remarkably practical and helpful guide - Every subject from your business plan to tax legislation is covered here in straightforward and encouraging terms making you realise just what is possible. A life-changing book.' Permaculture Magazine 'Excellent, down-to-earth advice and information on every aspect of the gardening business - encouraging, supportive and very practical.' Herb 'A practical and informative guide.' Royal Horticultural Society 'It's inspired me to get started - I recommend this.' Reader review ' - worth its weight in gold - ' Reader review
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.
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.
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