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BUSINESS TRAINING FOR LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS
Set Yourself Up for Business Success
An 8-week online course for landscape designers who want expert advice + resources
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Weekly Online Course

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Homework Assignments

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Peer Collaboration

Skip the Learning Curve

Starting a landscape design business can feel overwhelming. Where do you go for expert help? In this 8-week online course, you'll get all the insider tips for running a successful landscape design business. 


The Foundations of a Landscape Design Business is your roadmap for building, growing and nourishing a successful landscape design business.

The next foundations course starts on July 9, 2024. Get registered today!

Learn How to Build a Profitable Business in 8 Weeks
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The Foundations of a Landscape Design Business course is taught by industry expert Mardi Dover. She’s an award-winning certified designer with a thriving business – Gardens by Mardi – in Asheville, North Carolina. 


Participate in weekly sessions with Mardi and get access to a community of like-minded business owners. At the end of the course, you’ll have built a solid foundation for your business, including systems for planning, schedules, client interactions, proposals and more.


During this course, you'll learn how to:

● Clarify your core values 

● Create systems 

● Establish your business model 

● Manage your workday 

● Develop a proposal 

● Evaluate client fit 

● Build your business framework 

● Make space for creativity 


Invest in your business success! This value-packed course is priced at $1,250. Join the next session on July 9, 2024.

BONUS:

Graduates of this course are offered exclusive membership in The Community Exchange, an online coaching community. 

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How This Course Helped Students Just Like You

“This course has been very valuable in helping me see the path that I need to take to start my business. I feel much more confident about doing so. If you are thinking of starting a business or need a tune-up in your established landscape/garden design business, then this class is for you! It's packed full of useful and practical information, and it's fun to meet fellow garden designers from around the country that share their stories. You will feel better prepared and know where to go and what to do to make your business a success.”

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“This course has been very valuable in helping me see the path that I need to take to start my business. I feel much more confident about doing so. If you are thinking of starting a business or need a tune-up in your established landscape/garden design business, then this class is for you! It's packed full of useful and practical information, and it's fun to meet fellow garden designers from around the country that share their stories. You will feel better prepared and know where to go and what to do to make your business a success.”

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RELY ON SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN THERE
Building a Landscape Design Business You Love Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Let me help you transform your business! Hi, I’m Mardi! Clients say I perform magic on their yards and flower beds, turning them into peaceful, eye-popping spaces. What if I could sprinkle a little magic dust on your landscape design business? 

Think of that magic as the exact tools, resources, systems and processes you need to build a successful business. With a little “Mardi magic” and some hard work, I believe you can have a landscape design business you truly love. 


Join me for my next live course, The Foundations of a Landscape Design Business, starting on July 9, 2024. This course is only offered twice a year. You don’t want to miss it!

This live course will not be offered again until 2025!

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The Exact Systems, Tools and Structure You Need 

Why start from scratch when you can learn from someone who’s gone before you? Learn how Mardi has set up her business to maximum profitability – and enjoyment. 

Week 1- Defining your Core Values: How they impact your business model.

Week 2 - Creating Processes: Systems that will save you.

Week 3 - Defining your Business: The what, who, how, where and why?

Week 4 - The Workday: Schedules, time blocks, tracking work.

Week 5 - The Design Proposal: What to include, determining pricing, invoicing.

Week 6 - Clients: Evaluating fit, maintaining engagement, red flags.

Week 7 - Business Framework: Structure, licenses, insurance, accounting.

Week 8 - Creativity: Making time for design work and inspiration, staying motivated, dealing with overwhelm.


Plus, receive a digital workbook, templates and bonus content so you can progress faster in your business. 

Sign up for the next course starting on July 9, 2024. Registration is $1,250 [payment plan available]. 


This live course won’t be offered again until 2025, and space is limited. Don’t let this incredible opportunity pass you by. 

IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS 
Design Your Business So You Can Do More of What You Love 
1.

Register for the upcoming 8-week course.

2.

Attend each session and complete the homework.

3.

Have the foundations in place for a thriving business. 

Be as confident running your business as you are designing a gorgeous garden. 


Sign up for the next session of The Foundations of a Landscape Design Business in July 2024.

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How is This Course Structured? 

● The course meets once a week for 8 weeks via Zoom. 

● Each session is 1.5 hours. 

● The classes are recorded, although students are encouraged to attend live so they can ask questions and interact with the other students.

● Weekly homework assignments allow you to put into practice what you’ve learned. 

● Students have access to an online forum so they can engage with each other and ask questions between the live sessions. 

● Approved for 12 CEU hours through APLD.

Is This Course for Me? 

If you’re launching a landscape design business, this course is a must! Specifically designed for the landscape design industry, you’ll get practical advice and actionable tools for setting your business up for success from the start.

This class is perfect for: 

● Students and recent graduates of design programs

● Emerging professionals

● Garden and landscape designers

● Landscape architects

● Design-build professionals

● Current designers who are experiencing overwhelm

● Creative entrepreneurs who want to grow their business

● Designers who are ready to launch their own firm 

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“This course has been very valuable in helping me see the path that I need to take to start my business. I feel much more confident about doing so. If you are thinking of starting a business or need a tune-up in your established landscape/garden design business, then this class is for you! It's packed full of useful and practical information, and it's fun to meet fellow garden designers from around the country that share their stories. You will feel better prepared and know where to go and what to do to make your business a success.” 

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Bonus:
A Special Invitation to The Community Exchange

Graduates of The Foundations of a Landscape Design Business course are offered exclusive membership in The Community Exchange, an online coaching community.


Everyone who completes the live course can continue to apply everything they learned with the added bonus of ongoing accountability and education. 

With 24/7 access to the online forum, you can:

● Stay connected to your classmates.

● Get peer support and accountability.

● Ask questions and interact with Mardi.

● Access bonus content, worksheets and resources.

● Hear from guest speakers on such topics as insurance, marketing and finances.

● Incorporate the course content into your design business.

● Learn from other creative design professionals. 

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Register for the next 8-week live course, The Foundations of a Landscape Design Business, beginning in July. Then, keep the support, connection and accountability going in The Community Exchange.

Remember, only those who complete the live course are invited to participate in the high-level conversations and additional trainings available in the forum.

  • Who will benefit from this class?
    Students and recent graduates of design programs Emerging professionals Garden and landscape designers Landscape architects Design-build professionals Current designers who are experiencing overwhelm Creative entrepreneurs who want to grow their business Designers who are ready to launch their own firm
  • What does this course cover?
    View information here.
  • What is the class format and how long is each class?
    View information here.
  • Will there be homework?
    Yes! Completing the homework is key to getting the most from the Foundations Course. Assignments will be directly relevant to the development of your business, and you will be able to implement this information immediately into your business.
  • Will this class be recorded?
    Yes, live classes will recorded and available for 2 months after each class.
  • Are there testimonials from past students?
    Yes, read testimonials from past students here.
  • Will other classes be available?
    Other modules will be available after completion of the Foundations Course.
  • What is offered beyond the Foundation Course?
    Video modules will be released periodically to a wide variety of topics such as hiring an assistant, working with contractors, marketing your business, navigating difficult jobs or clients, pricing your services. The Community Exchange is a private community to support your design business. Monthly meetings will help you integrate the Foundation Course content into your business. Get behind the scenes glimpses into a garden design practice and access to Mardi's experience and support. Click here for more information.
  • What is the Community Exchange?
    The Community Exchange is a private community to support your design business. Monthly meetings will help you integrate the Foundation Course content into your business. Get behind the scenes glimpses into a garden design practice and access to Mardi's experience and support. Click here for more information.
  • What is the refund policy?
    If canceled 14 days prior to the start of the first class, your tuition for live classes will be refunded minus a 12% administrative fee ($100 minimum).
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