Certificate Program Overview
Are you working hard but not making the money you expected? Many landscapers excel at the skills of landscaping but fail at the skills of business. These people spend years working harder rather than smarter – and some even end up out of business. Is there an easier way?
Yes! Enroll today in the Rutgers Landscape Business Management Certificate!
Key Features of this Certificate
- Customizable Program – Choose any three of the four classes listed below based on the specific business skills you want to develop.
- Flexible Schedule – Do it all in one winter or take a few courses each season until you’ve completed the requirements!
- Total Cost – $585 (*Price is based upon early registration fee for each class.)
Certificate Program Requirements
Complete any three of these four classes to earn the Landscape Business Management Certificate!
Improve your understanding of the vital financial information you’ll need to make a profit, including job costing, profit and loss statements, cash flow, financial ratios, hiring and firing, and more. Yes, you need to know this!
Next offering is TBD. Join our email list to be notified when the next offering is scheduled!
Do you have a website? Are you using social media? Are you getting the most possible gain from your internet presence? Take your internet marketing to the next level and learn how to become a player in the digital world in order to grow your business!
Next offering scheduled for February 6, 2024. Register now!
Learn about estimating and bidding, calculating overhead, marketing, sales, effective work flow, and more. This course also includes an interactive question and answer session so you can get your questions answered by our expert instructors.
Next offering scheduled for January 10, 2024. Register now!
The project is designed, estimated, and sold. Now what? Many project problems originate during the transfer from sales to production or due to poor project preparation. Learn how to ensure more projects are completed on time, resulting in higher profit margins and an improved customer experience.
Next offering TBD. Join our email list to be notified when the next offering is scheduled!
Certificate Program Instructors
All of the classes in this certificate series are led by experienced and successful members of their industries – people who have been there and succeeded – and who are now willing to share their years of wisdom with you. Instructors include Marcus vandeVliet, a popular industry consultant as well as the former owner of a successful landscaping business specializing in high-end residential projects. Additional instructors include Mark Borst and Chris James, two of New Jersey’s most successful landscape contractors, who will give you the benefit of their experience. Visit each course page for details on the instructor’s background and qualifications.
Who Should Attend the Landscape Business Management Certificate Program?
This certificate program is recommended for individuals who own their own landscape business or are involved in the business operations of a landscape company. Past participants have included:
- Business Owners
- Company Presidents
- Field Managers
- Office Managers
- Operations Managers
- Production Managers
- Project Managers
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I need to apply for a certificate program?
A. No. You just register for the individual classes.
Q. How do I register for a certificate program?
A. You sign up for each class individually. The best way is to do it right here on our website.
Q. Do I need to take all of the classes within a certificate in one year?
A. No. Do it all in one winter, or take a few courses each season until you’ve completed the requirements!
Q. How is certificate completion tracked?
A. You will need to keep track of your courses taken.
When you think you’ve completed the certificate requirements, please email program coordinator Joe Canzano to tell him you have completed it and include the name of the certificate. He will check your attendance and confirm whether or not you have successful fulfilled the certificate requirements.
If you have not fulfilled the requirements, Joe will provide you a list of courses you still need to take.
If you have fulfilled the requirements, Joe will email your certificate to you within 3-5 business days.
If you have any questions about the Landscape Business Management Certificate Program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano