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The 6 Key Elements of Success for Landscape Contractors

Course Code: AL0306CA13

Key Elements of Sucess for Landscape Contractors

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Last Held: February 14, 2013
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Interested in learning about landscape business topics? Check out our course, Better Business Management Skills for the Landscape Professional!


In rough real markets, landscape companies must improve on multiple fronts to survive and thrive. That means honestly analyzing strengths and weaknesses, and it means executing on six key elements of success:

• Effective leadership
• Business & strategies planning
• Production & overhead systems
• Production feedback through job costing
• Implementing change
• Employment accountability

Taught by landscape industry consultant, Marcus vande Vliet, who leads the ANLA's Masters in Landscape Business Management Program, this course provides solutions that you can implement immediately.

This is an elective course for the following certificate programs:

Check out this short article, "New Trend in Landscape Design Education: Teaching Green Thumbs How to Operate in the Black," which describes how skills taught in the Rutgers Landscape Business courses translated to improved profits for landscape professionals just like you!

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Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


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New Brunswick, NJ

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Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

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