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Lawn and Garden Care – 6 Course Bundle

£249.00 £18.79

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.

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.

What’s Included?

Wiki_tick  Unlimited  lifetime access
Wiki_tick  Access anywhere, any time
Wiki_tick  Fast effective training, written and designed by industry experts
Wiki_tick  Track your progress with our Learning Management System
Wiki_tick  Unlimited support
Wiki_tick  Save money, time and travel costs
Wiki_tick  Learn at your own pace and leisure
Wiki_tick  Easier to retain knowledge and revise topics than traditional methods
Wiki_tick  Exam preparation quizzes, tests and mock exams to ensure that you are 100% ready

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Modules

Course 1 – Certificate in Lawn and Garden Care

Unit 1: Getting the right equipment: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:

Edge trimmers
Hedge trimmers
Blowers
Brush cutters
Safety equipment
Lawn mowers
Self propelled lawn mowers
Ride on mowers
Chainsaws
Multi tasking tools
Long reach saws
Hand tools

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.
Learn:

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.
Learn:

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.
Learn:

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.
Learn:

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

How to choose a business name
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

Make Your Business Venture an Astounding Success!
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
Gather Documentation
Get financing
Hire employees
Training employees
Market the business
Create a Website
Networking Groups
Social Media
Run the business
Grow the business

Course 4 – Certificate in Personal Branding

Managing Your Personal Brand To Help You Achieve Success
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
Appearance matters
Never Burn a Bridge
Social media
Blogging
Networking
Brand management during a crisis
Branding personality traits
Identify Your Unique Values

Course 5 – Certificate in Interpersonal Skills

Learn Powerful Communication Skills!
Verbal communication skills
Listening and hearing: they aren’t the same thing
Asking questions
Communicating with power
Non-verbal communication skills
Body language
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
Using repetition
Usng summary questions
Asking for clarity and completeness
Remembering names
Influencing skills
Creating a powerful introduction
Using Mnemonics
Uh-oh… I’ve forgotten your name
Bringing people to your side
Sharing your opinion
Negotiation basics
Making an impact

Course 6 – Certificate in Organisational Skills

Remove the clutter
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
Prioritize
Write it down
Urgent / Important Matrix
Divide tasks
80/20 rule
Scheduling your time
Have a master calendar
Setting deadlines
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
Remove distractions
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

System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS:

OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)