There are many advantages to running your own Lawn Care service; you can set your own hours, you get to work in the great outdoors, and you have the satisfaction of a job well done. With all the homes, business parks, apartment complexes, shopping malls and hospitals that need landscaping it's no surprise that the lawn care market is a $17 billion industry. In our Start Your Own Lawn Care Business course, you will learn everything you need to know – from how to find customers, hire and manage employees, how to calculate job estimates and more!
* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.
Start Your Own Lawn Care Business training course content
The Start Your Own Lawn Care Business training course consists of 4 modules:
Start Your Own Lawn Care Business Module 1 Lawn Care and Landscaping Basics
In module 1, we will look at the present and future trends in the landscaping and lawn care industry. Balancing your business and family can be somewhat challenging, but with your dedication, vision, and knowledge of how to successfully run a business, you will succeed. This module will take you through starter business challenges and methods to use in your new landscaping business.
- The Green Scene
- Industry Snapshot
- Business Basics
- Types of Landscaping Businesses
- A Day in the Life
Start Your Own Lawn Care Business Module 2 Competition and Your Budding Business
Module two will offer tips and suggestions in how to define your lawn care market. Additionally we will go through the steps to establish your business identity. Setting up your landscaping business is key to being efficient. In this module, we will look at which basic tools you need and which additional tools to consider when starting your business.
- Defining Your Market
- Naming Your New Baby
- Navigating Unfamiliar Waters
- Covering Your Assets
- Tools of the Trade
Start Your Own Lawn Care Business Module 3 Planting the Seeds of Success
In module three, we will look at what you can do to help your business stand out from the crowd. Today, businesses heavily rely on social media and needs to be included in your marketing campaign. In this module, we will discuss strategies for marketing and how to spread your company name around.
- Resources and Associations
- Spreading the Word
- Timing is Everything
- Your Plan of Attack
- Read All About It
Start Your Own Lawn Care Business Module 4 The Green Stuff
Module four will focus on networking and promotion of your company and the financial considerations you should keep in mind. Part of our focus in this module will be on billing policies and terms and how to easily manage accounts. Additionally, we will share tips and ideas of how to operate your company successfully.
- Home and Garden Show Promotions
- Income and Operating Expenses
- Your Green Piece on Earth
- Your Formula for Success
After the Start Your Own Lawn Care Business training course
After completing the Start Your Own Lawn Care Business training course, you should be able to:
- Comprehend the basics for starting a lawn care or landscaping business
- Identify ways to market to your target customer
- Recognize effective ways to hire and manage employees
- Determine what lawn care equipment, vehicles and supplies you will need
- Understand basic accounting and record keeping needs for a small business
The Start Your Own Lawn Care Business training course is 24 hours long, taught over 4 weeks.