Learn how to properly care for lawns and gardens, as well as learning what it takes to start a business!
If you've always fancied starting a garden care business then this bundle is for you!
In this course bundle you'll learn how to properly care for lawns and gardens through our 'Certificate in Lawn and Garden Care' and then move onto other courses such as '10 Steps To Start A New Business Online Short Course', 'Entrepreneurship Online Short Course' and many more to help you start your own business with your new found skills. See the 'About Bundle' tab below to see what courses are included.
Recognition & Accreditation
These courses are internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by e-Courses4You are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. e-Courses4You is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.
What the course will teach you:
- Getting the right equipment
- Maintenance of Equipment
- How to Do A Professional Job
- Advanced Lawn Care
- How to Set Up Your Business
- Much much more..
You can view the range of courses included below, simply click the course header to show or hide the units of study:
Course 1 - Certificate in Lawn and Garden Care
In this session you will hear from experts at Australian Power Equipment about the best equipment to purchase for your new business.
We take a look at:
Self propelled lawn mowers
Ride on mowers
Multi tasking tools
Long reach saws
Unit 2 Setting Up Your Trailer
In this lesson you will learn why it is better to have a trailer and we interview a top trailer supplier who supplies to all the mowing franchises.
Different models and sizes of trailers
Which model will suit your business
How long it takes to manufacture a trailer
How to order your trailer
How to use your trailer to advertise your business
The materials used to manufacture a quality trailer
About tyres and rims for your trailer
Special features to add to your trailer
How to avoid mistakes
Unit 3 Maintenance of Equipment
This lesson covers the servicing and maintenance of your equipment.
We will take you into the workshop of a top servicing agent for Honda & Still and show you a demonstration of the following:
Servicing your mower.
Servicing your blower.
Servicing your trimmer.
Servicing your chain saw
Unit 4 How to Do A Professional Job
In this lesson we will take you through using different mowers and equipment that are used for varying grass types and jobs.
How to cut cooch grass
The best length to cut the grass
The best cycle to cut the lawn for each season
10 tips that will make your job easier
Tips on general pruning
How to prune a box hedge
How to get extra work cleaning gutters
Unit 5 Advanced Lawn Care
In this lesson you are shown how to care for a lawn at a high end level by a professional green keeper.
To look after your customer's lawn so you never lose them
How to be better than the average guy mowing lawns
How to renovate a lawn
How to rejuvenate a lawn
What lawn suits what climate
How to avoid mistakes
What fertilisers to use and when
What soils to use and when
About mulching the garden
Unit 6 How to Set Up Your Business
This lesson covers the nuts and bolts of running a Lawn and Garden care business. We cover everything you need to get up and running.
Why you wouldn't buy a franchise
Why you shouldn't buy someone else's business
Why you should start your own business
About sole traders and companies
Steps to setting up your business
What price to quote to win the job
To add on services and earn more money
How to source extra work in winter
How to build your equipment inventory
To specialise your services
Learn what insurance you will need
How to market your business
To build relationships with your customers
How to keep your books in order
Course 2 - 10 Steps To Start A New Business
What to consider when choosing a business name
What type of business structure you need
The importance of bookkeeping
The importance of doing a business plan
How to open a business bank account and factors to consider
Choosing a business location and business leases
Tax, Companies and licenses
How to organise your business stationary and what you need
Marketing and branding ideas
How to choose employees
What types of insurances do you need?
Starting a business, buying a franchise or buying an established business
Course 3 - Entrepreneurship Online Short Course
Understand how to start a business
Develop a business plan
Get financing for your business
Hire and train employees
Run your business
Grow your business
Is It Feasible?
What Are Your Interests?
Do You Have the Experience?
Are You an Expert?
What is the market/competition like
Is the Venture Lucrative?
Is There Competition?
How Can You Set Yourself Apart from the Competition?
Basics of starting a business
Legal Structure of the Business
Create a business plan
What Should Be Included in the Business Plan
Market the business
Create a Website
Run the business
Grow the business
Course 4 - Certificate in Personal Branding
Define your image
Control your image
Understand how to sharpen your brand
Use social media appropriately
Manage your brand in a crisis
Develop a professional appearance
Controlling and developing your image
Personal and professional influences
Sharpening your brand
Have an Objective
Never Burn a Bridge
Brand management during a crisis
Branding personality traits
Identify Your Unique Values
Course 5 - Certificate in Interpersonal Skills
Verbal communication skills
Listening and hearing: they aren't the same thing
Communicating with power
Non-verbal communication skills
The signals you sent to others
It's not what you say, it's how you say it
Making small talk and moving beyond
Moving the conversation along
Asking for examples
Usng summary questions
Asking for clarity and completeness
Creating a powerful introduction
Uh-oh... I've forgotten your name
Bringing people to your side
Sharing your opinion
Making an impact
Course 6 - Certificate in Organisational Skills
Just do it
You don't have to keep everything
Three boxes: Keep, donate and trash
A place for everything and everything in it's place
Write it down
Urgent / Important Matrix
Scheduling your time
Have a master calendar
Remove or limit the time wasters
Coping with things outside of your control
To do lists
Use a day planner
Finish what you start
Focus on the important
Do quick tasks immediately
Paper and paperless storage
Find a system that works for you
Make it consistent
Make it time sensitive
Setting up archives
Organization in your work area
Tools to fight procrastination
Give yourself a reward
Break up large tasks
Organising your inbox
Setting delivery rules
Folder and message hierarchy
Deal with email right away
Flag and highlight important item
Avoid the causes of disorganization
Discipline is the key to staying organized
Stay within your systems
Learn to say No
Have organisation be part of your life
Plan for tomorrow, today
Minimum specifications for the computer are:
Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)
Please note: Although this course will work with the system requirements stated above, the software talked about and used in the course may vary. It is recommended that you check with the software suppliers website before making a purchase.