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Design Grow Sell By Sophie Davies

Design Grow Sell by Sophie Davies

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Suitable for garden lovers and those keen to turn their gardening talent into a business, this book looks at the diverse opportunities that exist in gardening, from running a nursery to building a garden maintenance business, and from training to be a landscape designer to writing about gardening for a living.

Design Grow Sell Summary

Design Grow Sell: A guide to starting and running a successful gardening business from your home by Sophie Davies

This book is aimed at garden lovers and anyone keen to turn their gardening talent into a business. It's for those who, while stuck in an office, have always dreamed of making a living outdoors, for second career-ers who have a flair for gardening and want a job that makes them happy and for anyone who would like to combine a love of plants of gardens with the freedom of being their own boss. Uniquely, the book looks at the diverse opportunities that exist in gardening, from running a nursery to building a garden maintenance business, and from training to be a landscape designer to writing about gardening for a living. Taking the reader through how to pursue each type of business successfully, it looks at everything from researching the competition, training and internships, to how to get your first job, develop a network and grow the business.As well as all the practical information required to start a gardening business, this essential guide profiles 20 individuals and tells their inspiring stories - from the doctor who became a garden designer and whose work ended up on national television, to the high-flying fashion director who gave up the rat race to make a living from growing traditional roses. Packed with advice, tips and resources, this book offers everything you need to start your own successful gardening business.

About Sophie Davies

Sophie Davies is an experienced journalist who studied garden design at the English Gardening School. Today, when not writing or designing, she spends her free time gardening at her home in West Sussex.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction 1. Coming up with Your Initial Idea What Do You Want to Do? Further Research Finance CASE STUDY: Angus White, Architectural Plants CASE STUDY: Sarah Mead, Yeo Valley's Organic Garden 2. Thinking Outside the Box Ethical Businesses CASE STUDY: Guy Watts and James Gubb, Streetscape CASE STUDY: Jimi Blake, Hunting Brook Gardens Specialist Businesses CASE STUDY: Lisa Rawley, Fleur de Lys The Career Changer CASE STUDY: Sam Ellson, The Traditional Flower Company 3. Getting Qualified CASE STUDY: Caroline Knight, The Quiet Gardener (garden maintenance) CASE STUDY: Juliet Sergeant, Garden designer and lecturer 4. Forming a Company (Technicalities) Company Set-up Funding Planning Advice CASE STUDY: Mark Yabsley, Pod Garden Design CASE STUDY: Sue Gray, Damhead Nursery 5. Forming a Company (Practicalities) In the Beginning Day to Day CASE STUDY: Louise Cummins and Caroline De Lane Lea, Gardenmakers CASE STUDY: Alan Shipp, National Collection of Hyacinths 6. Establishing a Client Base CASE STUDY: Hugo Bugg, Garden designer CASE STUDY: Graham Gough, Marchants Hardy Plants 7. Building a Network Your Network CASE STUDY: Gill Chamberlain, Garden Rescue CASE STUDY: Gilly Pollock, Plant nursery promoter 8. PR and Promotion Online Local Presence Writing National Presence CASE STUDY: James Alexander-Sinclair, Landscape designer CASE STUDY: Georgia Miles, The Sussex Flower School 9. Dealing with Customers CASE STUDY: Louise Dowding, Designer and gardener CASE STUDY: Alison Marsden, Gardening by Design 10. Developing Your Business CASE STUDY: Sean Walter and Keith Pounder, The Plant Specialist CASE STUDY: Mike Kitchen, Rocket Gardens Conclusion: Words from the Wise On Starting Out On Organisation On Customer Care On Staff On Attitude On Managing Projects On Finances And Finally Resources

Additional information

GOR005889385
9781908003393
1908003391
Design Grow Sell: A guide to starting and running a successful gardening business from your home by Sophie Davies
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Brightword Publishing
2012-12-03
184
N/A
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