Start and Run a Gardening Business: 3rd edition (Small Business Start-Ups)
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
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 Administration Systems; 9. Managing the Gardening Year; 10. Resolving Problems and Building On Opportunities; 11. Growing Your Business; Help Directory; Index.
- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: How To Books; 3rd Revised edition edition (26 April 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845284143
- ISBN-13: 978-1845284145
- Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 1.5 x 24.6 cm
'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
About the Author
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.