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These self-guided online courses are available for purchase & enrolment via Teachable.
You get lifetime access with each purchase and can start the course at any time.

Video Course: How to Pitch and Win Design Fees

Struggling to ask clients for design fees that actually reflect the amount of time, energy and experience involved in producing a landscape design?

In this step-by-step 10 module video course you will learn the exact strategy that successful landscape designers use to command higher design fees for their design services (without needing an extensive portfolio of design work).

Video Course: How to Ask Clients For Their Budget

One of the most important pieces of information you need when acquiring a new landscape client is the potential size of their investment.

In this detailed step-by-step course you will not only learn to implement a proven strategy to discuss the subject of money, with your clients but to review it together until you arrive at a figure that is workable in the context of the project at hand.

The Green Room

Landscape business podcast for Australian and New Zealand-based residential landscape designers and contractors.

Each episode features a candid 15-20 minute conversation with a business owner from our industry willing to share their knowledge and experiences to help others.

We’re always looking for guests so put your hand up if you’re keen!

Business Articles

Collectives: Business model of the future?

Fours years ago I wrote this article, describing how the vast majority of landscape businesses are still jostling for first place in the same race, or the same space, rather than thinking outside the box and finding niche opportunities. Four years later...

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Should Landscape Designers Discuss Project Budget?

Do you discuss project budget with your clients? Written by Shah Turner I don’t just mean a passing question you might ask during one of your early client meetings, I mean actually have a conversation about money; determining what the realities of their...

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Three Reasons Designers Leave

Every couple of weeks your lead designer wonders whether they could leave you and start their own business. On some occasions, it’s just a fleeting thought, nothing more than a puff of entrepreneurial smoke. Other times it’s far more dramatic, possibly bordering on...

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Top 5 Reasons Smart Businesses Outsource Design Tasks

In the residential sector of the landscape industry, it’s tough to make a good living purely delivering design services. It’s common, if not the norm, for the design department of design-build firms to break even at best, much to the disappointment of their designers...

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How to Move Clients from Design to Construction

Most residential landscape designers and design-build landscape contractors take longer than they should to guide their clients from the design and costing phase of a project into the construction phase. As a guy whose entire business is based around helping...

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Seasonal Marketing

In the world of design-build, the last thing on your mind in the middle of the busy season is sitting down to write a masterpiece you can use for marketing. If you’re fortunate to be booked solid all year-round, you probably won’t feel the need to market...

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How not to ask for landscape design fees #1

Four out of five landscape contractors who are trying to develop the design arm of their construction businesses, struggle with design fees.
They have trouble communicating the value of design to their clients, they lack confidence in discussing what’s involved in the design process and they have difficulty pitching design fees and winning them.

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5 Staff Habits That Kill Referrals

When your client signs a contract with you, they are placing an enormous amount of trust in you and your team. They’re allowing you to come into a space that is normally reserved exclusively for friends and family. You may not think much of that, but that’s actually a...

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Know your clients and and get more referrals

I was standing at the intersection of two really busy streets in town yesterday, a torrent of pedestrians rushing past in all directions. I was waiting for someone I’d never met, to have a chat about their business over coffee. As I was standing there, a number of...

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Is Facebook a Waste of Time for Landscape Professionals?

Here are 3 reasons why it probably is and 3 alternatives that are worthy of your attention. Have you found yourself completely confused by what you’re supposed to be doing when it comes to this continually elusive game called “social media”? “Basically,...

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Four Roles 3D Presentations Could Play For Your Business.

As you might imagine, I’ve spoken to a lot of small business owners about how they use 3D to perform different roles in the way they deliver their service. I thought it would be worth sharing some of the different perspectives that other business owners have on how it...

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Our design team ran at break even until we started with this. That’s all changed completely.

Mark | Outdoor Escape

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  • We’ll assess your current situation and future business goals
  • Offer advice to save your design business time and money
  • Provide a strategy for increased efficiency and sustainable growth
  • Show you how our process works and exactly how much it costs
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