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Better Business Management Skills for the
Landscape Professional

Course Code: AL0316CA17

Key Elements of Sucess for Landscape Contractors

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Date & Time

January 11, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)


Go to a trade show, and you'll find a hundred people in a class about retaining walls. How many will you see in a class about business skills? A lot less.

Guess what? If you don't know how to handle your "job costing report," it doesn't matter how you handle those pavers. This class will teach you how to build the kind of foundation you really need to be successful.

In this course, landscaping industry expert Marcus vandeVliet will go over the following topics:

  • Job costing and why it's vital
  • Profit and loss statements
  • Cash flow
  • Financial ratios
  • Hiring, firing, and performance based compensation
  • Questions and answers
  • And more!

It's great that you can make the grass green. Come to this class and learn how to see more green in your wallet.

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This course is part of the Rutgers Landscape Business Management Certificate program and Landscape Management II Certificate program.

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!


Rutgers CEUs

About the Instructor

Marcus vandeVliet, Landscape Business ConsultantMarcus vandeVliet is a leading consultant to the landscape and green industry. Before founding his consulting firm, he owned a design build company. He also managed landscape construction companies both large and small, where he demonstrated his ability to significantly increase profitability.

Areas of consultation include business management, software implementation, operations systems, estimating, employee training and strategic planning. Marcus developed and built Construction Metrix, a landscape construction management software program.

Marcus has spoken for several National and State Trade Associations throughout the USA and Canada.

Early Registration Fee $195.00 Register on or before December 21, 2016 and save!
Registration Fee $210.00 After December 21, 2016
Cancellation Fee $35.00  

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.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

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Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.