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Better Business Management Skills for the
Landscape Professional


Course Code: AL0316WA21

Landscape Business Management Skills Class

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Date & Time

Last Held: January 7, 2021
9:00am - 3:30pm EST (Log-in time: 8:30am EST)

Next offering TBD

**PLEASE NOTE: You will need to upload a photo ID before the class. You will be sent an email approximately one week prior to the class with instructions. If you cannot upload the ID, you will NOT be able to attend.


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 online 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 provide solutions to help make your business more profitable. He will discuss the following topics:

  • Leadership
  • Business and pricing strategies
  • Production and overhead costs
  • Daily sheets
  • Call sheets
  • Job monitoring
  • Implementing change
  • 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!


There are no credits offered for this course.

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 TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Zoom.

Registration will close on January 5, 2021. On January 6, you will receive an email with a link to access the course. You will also receive a document with tips on how to use Canvas. On January 7, please log in to Zoom 30 minutes before start time for a brief overview of the online format. The course will start promptly at 9:00 am EST.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is necessary if you'd like to ask questions.
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)

**PLEASE NOTE: You will need to upload a photo ID before the class. You will be sent an email approximately one week prior to the class with instructions. If you cannot upload the ID, you will NOT be able to attend.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our email list:
1. Click here to join our email list (please reference "Better Business Management Skills for the Landscape Professional" or Course Code AL0316) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

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

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