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Business Skills for Land Care Professionals - ONLINE

The reality of being self-employed can be daunting. Certainly there is great satisfaction and freedom in being one’s own boss, but there are also many obligations and pitfalls. Most small businesses fail in their first year of operation because the owners are unaware of legislative requirements, and do not have the skills to properly plan and manage the business. Drawing on 40 years of small business experience, this course goes well beyond information found in textbooks and on the web, providing a practical interpretation of common business problems, and guidance to solutions. While it is addressed at small business owners in the ornamental land care and farming sectors, this course is equally applicable to all other types of small business. Participants will develop their own marketing and business plans.
Business Skills for Land Care Professionals - ONLINE
Start Date:Jan 11, 2021
End Date:Apr 16, 2021
Delivery:14 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$795.00
Course code: GLHO069_Y2021W-01
$795.00

Who should take this course:

  • Anyone contemplating going into business for themselves
  • Small business owners feeling overwhelmed by rules and regulations they knew nothing about
  • Small business owners without a formal marketing or business plan

Topics Covered:

  • Choosing the appropriate legal entity for your business
  • Being aware of and working within legal parameters governing your business
  • Evaluating the pros and cons of different business financing options
  • Developing strategies to increase sales, profitability and cash flow
  • Using information presented in financial reports and financial ratios to make informed business management decisions
  • Managing risk
  • Preparing estimates and budgets
  • Hiring and retaining a competent workforce
  • Developing a business strategy, business plan and operational plan for your startup or current business

Time Requirement: Participants should expect to set aside a miminum of 6 -10 hours each week to focus on assignments.

Course Schedule: Gaia College recommends participants registered in Gaia College courses take no more than 2 courses per semester. For those participants wishing to take more than 2 courses, please contact Gaia College.

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