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1. Lawn and Garden Care: Learn the Techniques of Lawn Mowing and How to Start Your Own Business

The Certificate in Lawn and Garden Care is a comprehensive course covering the methods and tools required to mow lawns, learn to mulch, fertilizing, renovating and how to rejuvenate lawns and much more, plus how to run a profitable Lawn and Garden Care business.

The course is broken up into three modules. The first module covers Lawn and Garden Care whereby we go into detail all the steps you must follow to look after lawns, all presented on online videos so you can follow step by step and rewind and stop whenever you like. Following this module we go through the 10 steps you must follow to start your own business, which will get you up and running quickly and easily.

Also included are four valuable courses in Business Development, including Entrepreneurship, which will help you succeed in business, Personal Branding to enable you to build your brand, Interpersonal Skills to teach you communication skills and most importantly Organisational Skills to help you achieve your goals.

2. Entrepreneurship: Make Your Business Venture an Astounding Success!

So, you want to break into entrepreneurship? Well, that’s great, but know that it is no easy feat. There are many steps you must take just to prepare yourself to embark on the journey, and once you have started your business, many more steps to maintain the business. This course is designed to give you the tools you need to start, run, and grow a business you can be proud of!

Would you to be your own boss? Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Don’t know what to do about your great business idea? If you have ever thought about these situations then you need our entrepreneurship course.

Let our Entrepreneurship Online Short Course help you achieve your dreams. Being an entrepreneur can be full of risks. These risks are minimized through drafting a business plan, knowing your competition, and successful marketing. All these and more can be found in our Entrepreneurship course.

By the end of this Entrepreneurship Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to start a business
  • Develop a business plan
  • Get financing for your business
  • Hire and train employees
  • Run your business
  • Grow your business

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. Whether enroling in lawn care, plant care or online garden design courses, all students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

Lawn and Garden Care  2 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Lawn and Garden Care Online Course

Module 1: Lawn Mowing

Unit1: Getting the right equipment

In this session you will hear from experts at Australian Power Equipment about the best equipment to purchase for your new business.

We take a look at:

  • Edge trimmers
  • Hedge trimmers
  • Blowers
  • Brush cutters
  • Safety equipment
  • Lawn mowers
  • Self propelled lawn mowers
  • Ride on mowers
  • Chainsaws
  • Multi tasking tools
  • Long reach saws
  • Hand tools

Unit 2 Setting Up Your Trailer

In this lesson you will learn why it is better to have a trailer and we interview a top trailer supplier who supplies to all the mowing franchises.

Learn:

  • Different models and sizes of trailers
  • Which model will suit your business
  • How long it takes to manufacture a trailer
  • How to order your trailer
  • How to use your trailer to advertise your business
  • The materials used to manufacture a quality trailer
  • About tyres and rims for your trailer
  • Special features to add to your trailer
  • How to avoid mistakes

Unit 3 Maintenance of Equipment

This lesson covers the servicing and maintenance of your equipment.

We will take you into the workshop of a top servicing agent for Honda & Stihl and show you a demonstration of the following:

  • Servicing your mower.
  • Servicing your blower.
  • Servicing your trimmer.
  • Servicing your chain saw

Unit 4 How to Do A Professional Job

In this lesson we will take you through using different mowers and equipment that are used for varying grass types and jobs.

Learn:

  • How to cut cooch grass
  • The best length to cut the grass
  • The best cycle to cut the lawn for each season
  • 10 tips that will make your job easier
  • Tips on general pruning
  • How to prune a box hedge
  • How to get extra work cleaning gutters

Unit 5 Advanced Lawn Care

In this lesson you are shown how to care for a lawn at a high end level by a professional green keeper.

Learn:

  • To look after your customer's lawn so you never lose them
  • How to be better than the average guy mowing lawns
  • How to renovate a lawn
  • How to rejuvenate a lawn
  • What lawn suits what climate
  • How to avoid mistakes
  • What fertilisers to use and when
  • What soils to use and when
  • About mulching the garden

Unit 6 How to Set Up Your Business

This lesson covers the nuts and bolts of running a Lawn and Garden care business. We cover everything you need to get up and running.

Learn:

  • Why you wouldn't buy a franchise
  • Why you shouldn't buy someone else's business
  • Why you should start your own business
  • About sole traders and companies
  • Steps to setting up your business
  • What price to quote to win the job
  • To add on services and earn more money
  • How to source extra work in winter
  • How to build your equipment inventory
  • To specialise your services
  • Learn what insurance you will need
  • How to market your business
  • To build relationships with your customers
  • How to keep your books in order

Resource materials

Included in the course are many useful tools to help get your business started:

  • Downloadable course manual
  • Sample business plan
  • Example flyers
  • Sample invoices

Module 2: 10 Steps To Start A New Business Online Short Course

Reviews 

  • How to choose a business name
  • What to consider when choosing a business name
  • What type of business structure you need
  • The importance of bookeeping
  • The importance of doing a business plan
  • How to open a business bank account and factors to consider
  • Choosing a business location and business leases
  • Tax, Companies and licenses
  • How to organise your business stationary and what you need
  • Marketing and branding ideas
  • How to choose employees
  • What types of insurances do you need?
  • Starting a business, buying a franchise or buying an established business

Module 3: Business Development

Course 1 - Entrepreneurship Online Short Course
Reviews  

  • Make Your Business Venture an Astounding Success!
  • Understand how to start a business
  • Develop a business plan
  • Get financing for your business
  • Hire and train employees
  • Run your business
  • Grow your business
  • Is It Feasible?
  • What Are Your Interests?
  • Do You Have the Experience?
  • Are You an Expert?
  • What is the market/competition like
  • Is the Venture Lucrative?
  • Is There Competition?
  • How Can You Set Yourself Apart from the Competition?
  • Basics of starting a business
  • Legal Structure of the Business
  • Create a business plan
  • What Should Be Included in the Business Plan
  • Gather Documentation
  • Get financing
  • Hire employees
  • Training employees
  • Market the business
  • Create a Website
  • Networking Groups
  • Social Media
  • Run the business
  • Grow the business

Course 2 - Personal Branding Online Short Course
Reviews  

  • Managing Your Personal Brand To Help You Achieve Success
  • Define your image
  • Control your image
  • Understand how to sharpen your brand
  • Use social media appropriately
  • Manage your brand in a crisis
  • Develop a professional appearance
  • Controlling and developing your image
  • Personal and professional influences
  • Sharpening your brand
  • Have an Objective
  • Appearance matters
  • Never Burn a Bridge
  • Social media
  • Blogging
  • Networking
  • Brand management during a crisis
  • Branding personality traits
  • Identify Your Unique Values

Course 3 - Interpersonal Skills Online Short Course
Reviews  

  • Learn Powerful Communication Skills!
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Listening and hearing: they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Communicating with power
  • Non-verbal communication skills
  • Body language
  • The signals you sent to others
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it
  • Making small talk and moving beyond
  • Moving the conversation along
  • Asking for examples
  • Using repetition
  • Usng summary questions
  • Asking for clarity and completeness
  • Remembering names
  • Influencing skills
  • Creating a powerful introduction
  • Using Mnemonics
  • Uh-oh... I've forgotten your name
  • Bringing people to your side
  • Sharing your opinion
  • Negotiation basics
  • Making an impact

Course 4 - Organizational Skills Online Course
Reviews 

  • Remove the clutter
  • Just do it
  • You dont have to keep everything
  • Three boxes: Keep, donate and trash
  • A place for everything and everything in it's place
  • Prioritize
  • Write it down
  • Urgent / Important Matrix
  • Divide tasks
  • 80/20 rule
  • Scheduling your time
  • Have a master calendar
  • Setting deadlines
  • Remove or limit the time wasters
  • Coping with things outside of your control
  • To do lists
  • Use a day planner
  • Finish what you start
  • Focus on the important
  • Do quick tasks immediately
  • Paper and paperless storage
  • Find a system that works for you
  • Make it consistent
  • Make it time sensitive
  • Setting up archives
  • Organization in your work area
  • Tools to fight procrastination
  • Remove distractions
  • Give yourself a reward
  • Break up large tasks
  • Organising your inbox
  • Setting delivery rules
  • Folder and message hierachy
  • Deal with email right away
  • Flag and highlight important item
  • Avoid the causes of disorganization
  • Discipline is the key to staying organized
  • Stay within your systems
  • Learn to say No
  • Have organisiation be part of your life
  • Plan for tomorrow, today

Course 2 - Certificate In Entrepreneurship Online Course

Module One: Getting Started

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to start a business
  • Develop a business plan
  • Get financing for your business
  • Hire and train employees
  • Run your business
  • Grow your business

Module Two: Decide on the Type of Business

  • Lesson One: Is It Feasible?
  • Lesson Two: What Are Your Interests?
  • Lesson Three: Do You Have the Experience?
  • Lesson Four: Are You an Expert?
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Three: What Is the Market/Competition Like?

  • Lesson One: Is the Venture Lucrative?
  • Lesson Two: Is There Competition?
  • Lesson Three: How Can You Set Yourself Apart from the Competition?
  • Lesson Four: How Is the Customer Prospect?
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Four: Basics of Starting a Business

  • Lesson One: Decide on a Name
  • Lesson Two: Legal Structure of the Business
  • Lesson Three: Register the Business
  • Lesson Four: Choose the Location
  • Lesson Five: Hire an Accountant
  • Lesson Six: Case Study

Module Five: Create a Business Plan

  • Lesson One: What Should Be Included in the Business Plan
  • Lesson Two: Gather Documentation
  • Lesson Three: Develop a Business Plan Outline
  • Lesson Four: Draft a Business Plan
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Six:  Get Financing

  • Lesson One: Contact Organizations for Guidance
  • Lesson Two: Decide the Type of Financing
  • Lesson Three: Shop Around
  • Lesson Four: What to Do Once Approved
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Seven: Hire Employees

  • Lesson One: Develop Job Descriptions
  • Lesson Two: Advertise Positions
  • Lesson Three: Interview Candidates
  • Lesson Four: Select Candidates
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Eight: Training Employees

  • Lesson One: Teach Company Culture
  • Lesson Two: Implement Actual Training for the Position
  • Lesson Three: Provide Feedback
  • Lesson Four: Offer Additional Training, If Necessary
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Nine: Market the Business

  • Lesson One: Traditional Marketing
  • Lesson Two: Create a Website
  • Lesson Three: Social Media
  • Lesson Four: Networking Groups
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Ten: Run the Business

  • Lesson One: Procurement
  • Lesson Two: Sell! Sell! Sell!
  • Lesson Three: How to Manage Cash Flow
  • Lesson Four: Budgeting
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Eleven:  Grow the Business

  • Lesson One: Offer More Products/ Services
  • Lesson Two: Open Another Location
  • Lesson Three: Franchise Opportunitites
  • Lesson Four: Scoring Large Contracts
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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16 June 2020 12:03:27 PM

Very good

13 June 2020 04:15:09 AM

Loved this course!

5 June 2020 06:14:57 AM

This course provided great onsite into the business world. I have plenty of things to review before starting my own business. This course made me think of ideas, issues, and problems that I have not considered while thinking about opening my own business!

4 June 2020 08:43:44 PM

i learnt a lot and really enjoyed my time studying this course

28 May 2020 11:55:29 PM

I loved doing the course it had a lot of great information but you need to show which are the right answers when we get them wrong.

19 May 2020 09:35:02 PM

Very informative and helpful course, thank you.

21 April 2020 12:15:30 AM

very useful course. I have learnt a lot from it.

20 April 2020 09:03:04 AM

Great learning from this application. inspired ideas when wanting to start my own business.

11 April 2020 10:50:27 PM

Good course content

3 April 2020 01:25:02 PM

Very Basic - Great break down for any one who wants to own there own bussiness and understand what is required from them .

24 February 2020 02:29:58 AM

Great course

2 February 2020 08:48:42 AM

Really good course, likes the case studies as examples as it puts you in the picture.

1 November 2019 08:10:43 PM

GREAT COURSE. SO FAR ONE OF THE BEST!

17 September 2019 09:28:06 AM

A good course to learn the basics of starting a business

16 September 2019 03:45:50 PM

Some really good points, specially for someone totally new to thinking about starting a business...provides good reminders to what things are important.

30 June 2019 02:19:55 PM

verry happy

4 June 2019 04:20:31 PM

The course provides great insight into the lawn mowing business.

1 June 2019 06:28:24 PM

When I found this course I had almost completed setting up my lawnmowing business (ABN , mowing equipment , safety gear etc), but there were so many things covered by the course which I had not previously considered.I would definitely recommend it not only to somebody who is just starting out but also to experienced contractors.

25 May 2019 08:23:37 AM

Great course learned alot

15 May 2019 10:32:51 PM

Another great lesson thank you

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About this Course

Get Lawn and Garden Care and Entrepreneurship in this Bundle

1. Lawn and Garden Care: Learn the Techniques of Lawn Mowing and How to Start Your Own Business

The Certificate in Lawn and Garden Care is a comprehensive course covering the methods and tools required to mow lawns, learn to mulch, fertilizing, renovating and how to rejuvenate lawns and much more, plus how to run a profitable Lawn and Garden Care business.

The course is broken up into three modules. The first module covers Lawn and Garden Care whereby we go into detail all the steps you must follow to look after lawns, all presented on online videos so you can follow step by step and rewind and stop whenever you like. Following this module we go through the 10 steps you must follow to start your own business, which will get you up and running quickly and easily.

Also included are four valuable courses in Business Development, including Entrepreneurship, which will help you succeed in business, Personal Branding to enable you to build your brand, Interpersonal Skills to teach you communication skills and most importantly Organisational Skills to help you achieve your goals.

2. Entrepreneurship: Make Your Business Venture an Astounding Success!

So, you want to break into entrepreneurship? Well, that’s great, but know that it is no easy feat. There are many steps you must take just to prepare yourself to embark on the journey, and once you have started your business, many more steps to maintain the business. This course is designed to give you the tools you need to start, run, and grow a business you can be proud of!

Would you to be your own boss? Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Don’t know what to do about your great business idea? If you have ever thought about these situations then you need our entrepreneurship course.

Let our Entrepreneurship Online Short Course help you achieve your dreams. Being an entrepreneur can be full of risks. These risks are minimized through drafting a business plan, knowing your competition, and successful marketing. All these and more can be found in our Entrepreneurship course.

By the end of this Entrepreneurship Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to start a business
  • Develop a business plan
  • Get financing for your business
  • Hire and train employees
  • Run your business
  • Grow your business

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. Whether enroling in lawn care, plant care or online garden design courses, all students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

Lawn and Garden Care  2 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Lawn and Garden Care Online Course

Module 1: Lawn Mowing

Unit1: Getting the right equipment

In this session you will hear from experts at Australian Power Equipment about the best equipment to purchase for your new business.

We take a look at:

  • Edge trimmers
  • Hedge trimmers
  • Blowers
  • Brush cutters
  • Safety equipment
  • Lawn mowers
  • Self propelled lawn mowers
  • Ride on mowers
  • Chainsaws
  • Multi tasking tools
  • Long reach saws
  • Hand tools

Unit 2 Setting Up Your Trailer

In this lesson you will learn why it is better to have a trailer and we interview a top trailer supplier who supplies to all the mowing franchises.

Learn:

  • Different models and sizes of trailers
  • Which model will suit your business
  • How long it takes to manufacture a trailer
  • How to order your trailer
  • How to use your trailer to advertise your business
  • The materials used to manufacture a quality trailer
  • About tyres and rims for your trailer
  • Special features to add to your trailer
  • How to avoid mistakes

Unit 3 Maintenance of Equipment

This lesson covers the servicing and maintenance of your equipment.

We will take you into the workshop of a top servicing agent for Honda & Stihl and show you a demonstration of the following:

  • Servicing your mower.
  • Servicing your blower.
  • Servicing your trimmer.
  • Servicing your chain saw

Unit 4 How to Do A Professional Job

In this lesson we will take you through using different mowers and equipment that are used for varying grass types and jobs.

Learn:

  • How to cut cooch grass
  • The best length to cut the grass
  • The best cycle to cut the lawn for each season
  • 10 tips that will make your job easier
  • Tips on general pruning
  • How to prune a box hedge
  • How to get extra work cleaning gutters

Unit 5 Advanced Lawn Care

In this lesson you are shown how to care for a lawn at a high end level by a professional green keeper.

Learn:

  • To look after your customer's lawn so you never lose them
  • How to be better than the average guy mowing lawns
  • How to renovate a lawn
  • How to rejuvenate a lawn
  • What lawn suits what climate
  • How to avoid mistakes
  • What fertilisers to use and when
  • What soils to use and when
  • About mulching the garden

Unit 6 How to Set Up Your Business

This lesson covers the nuts and bolts of running a Lawn and Garden care business. We cover everything you need to get up and running.

Learn:

  • Why you wouldn't buy a franchise
  • Why you shouldn't buy someone else's business
  • Why you should start your own business
  • About sole traders and companies
  • Steps to setting up your business
  • What price to quote to win the job
  • To add on services and earn more money
  • How to source extra work in winter
  • How to build your equipment inventory
  • To specialise your services
  • Learn what insurance you will need
  • How to market your business
  • To build relationships with your customers
  • How to keep your books in order

Resource materials

Included in the course are many useful tools to help get your business started:

  • Downloadable course manual
  • Sample business plan
  • Example flyers
  • Sample invoices

Module 2: 10 Steps To Start A New Business Online Short Course

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  • How to choose a business name
  • What to consider when choosing a business name
  • What type of business structure you need
  • The importance of bookeeping
  • The importance of doing a business plan
  • How to open a business bank account and factors to consider
  • Choosing a business location and business leases
  • Tax, Companies and licenses
  • How to organise your business stationary and what you need
  • Marketing and branding ideas
  • How to choose employees
  • What types of insurances do you need?
  • Starting a business, buying a franchise or buying an established business

Module 3: Business Development

Course 1 - Entrepreneurship Online Short Course
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  • Make Your Business Venture an Astounding Success!
  • Understand how to start a business
  • Develop a business plan
  • Get financing for your business
  • Hire and train employees
  • Run your business
  • Grow your business
  • Is It Feasible?
  • What Are Your Interests?
  • Do You Have the Experience?
  • Are You an Expert?
  • What is the market/competition like
  • Is the Venture Lucrative?
  • Is There Competition?
  • How Can You Set Yourself Apart from the Competition?
  • Basics of starting a business
  • Legal Structure of the Business
  • Create a business plan
  • What Should Be Included in the Business Plan
  • Gather Documentation
  • Get financing
  • Hire employees
  • Training employees
  • Market the business
  • Create a Website
  • Networking Groups
  • Social Media
  • Run the business
  • Grow the business

Course 2 - Personal Branding Online Short Course
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  • Managing Your Personal Brand To Help You Achieve Success
  • Define your image
  • Control your image
  • Understand how to sharpen your brand
  • Use social media appropriately
  • Manage your brand in a crisis
  • Develop a professional appearance
  • Controlling and developing your image
  • Personal and professional influences
  • Sharpening your brand
  • Have an Objective
  • Appearance matters
  • Never Burn a Bridge
  • Social media
  • Blogging
  • Networking
  • Brand management during a crisis
  • Branding personality traits
  • Identify Your Unique Values

Course 3 - Interpersonal Skills Online Short Course
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  • Learn Powerful Communication Skills!
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Listening and hearing: they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Communicating with power
  • Non-verbal communication skills
  • Body language
  • The signals you sent to others
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it
  • Making small talk and moving beyond
  • Moving the conversation along
  • Asking for examples
  • Using repetition
  • Usng summary questions
  • Asking for clarity and completeness
  • Remembering names
  • Influencing skills
  • Creating a powerful introduction
  • Using Mnemonics
  • Uh-oh... I've forgotten your name
  • Bringing people to your side
  • Sharing your opinion
  • Negotiation basics
  • Making an impact

Course 4 - Organizational Skills Online Course
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  • Remove the clutter
  • Just do it
  • You dont have to keep everything
  • Three boxes: Keep, donate and trash
  • A place for everything and everything in it's place
  • Prioritize
  • Write it down
  • Urgent / Important Matrix
  • Divide tasks
  • 80/20 rule
  • Scheduling your time
  • Have a master calendar
  • Setting deadlines
  • Remove or limit the time wasters
  • Coping with things outside of your control
  • To do lists
  • Use a day planner
  • Finish what you start
  • Focus on the important
  • Do quick tasks immediately
  • Paper and paperless storage
  • Find a system that works for you
  • Make it consistent
  • Make it time sensitive
  • Setting up archives
  • Organization in your work area
  • Tools to fight procrastination
  • Remove distractions
  • Give yourself a reward
  • Break up large tasks
  • Organising your inbox
  • Setting delivery rules
  • Folder and message hierachy
  • Deal with email right away
  • Flag and highlight important item
  • Avoid the causes of disorganization
  • Discipline is the key to staying organized
  • Stay within your systems
  • Learn to say No
  • Have organisiation be part of your life
  • Plan for tomorrow, today

Course 2 - Certificate In Entrepreneurship Online Course

Module One: Getting Started

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to start a business
  • Develop a business plan
  • Get financing for your business
  • Hire and train employees
  • Run your business
  • Grow your business

Module Two: Decide on the Type of Business

  • Lesson One: Is It Feasible?
  • Lesson Two: What Are Your Interests?
  • Lesson Three: Do You Have the Experience?
  • Lesson Four: Are You an Expert?
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Three: What Is the Market/Competition Like?

  • Lesson One: Is the Venture Lucrative?
  • Lesson Two: Is There Competition?
  • Lesson Three: How Can You Set Yourself Apart from the Competition?
  • Lesson Four: How Is the Customer Prospect?
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Four: Basics of Starting a Business

  • Lesson One: Decide on a Name
  • Lesson Two: Legal Structure of the Business
  • Lesson Three: Register the Business
  • Lesson Four: Choose the Location
  • Lesson Five: Hire an Accountant
  • Lesson Six: Case Study

Module Five: Create a Business Plan

  • Lesson One: What Should Be Included in the Business Plan
  • Lesson Two: Gather Documentation
  • Lesson Three: Develop a Business Plan Outline
  • Lesson Four: Draft a Business Plan
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Six:  Get Financing

  • Lesson One: Contact Organizations for Guidance
  • Lesson Two: Decide the Type of Financing
  • Lesson Three: Shop Around
  • Lesson Four: What to Do Once Approved
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Seven: Hire Employees

  • Lesson One: Develop Job Descriptions
  • Lesson Two: Advertise Positions
  • Lesson Three: Interview Candidates
  • Lesson Four: Select Candidates
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Eight: Training Employees

  • Lesson One: Teach Company Culture
  • Lesson Two: Implement Actual Training for the Position
  • Lesson Three: Provide Feedback
  • Lesson Four: Offer Additional Training, If Necessary
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Nine: Market the Business

  • Lesson One: Traditional Marketing
  • Lesson Two: Create a Website
  • Lesson Three: Social Media
  • Lesson Four: Networking Groups
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Ten: Run the Business

  • Lesson One: Procurement
  • Lesson Two: Sell! Sell! Sell!
  • Lesson Three: How to Manage Cash Flow
  • Lesson Four: Budgeting
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Eleven:  Grow the Business

  • Lesson One: Offer More Products/ Services
  • Lesson Two: Open Another Location
  • Lesson Three: Franchise Opportunitites
  • Lesson Four: Scoring Large Contracts
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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16 June 2020 12:03:27 PM

Very good

13 June 2020 04:15:09 AM

Loved this course!

5 June 2020 06:14:57 AM

This course provided great onsite into the business world. I have plenty of things to review before starting my own business. This course made me think of ideas, issues, and problems that I have not considered while thinking about opening my own business!

4 June 2020 08:43:44 PM

i learnt a lot and really enjoyed my time studying this course

28 May 2020 11:55:29 PM

I loved doing the course it had a lot of great information but you need to show which are the right answers when we get them wrong.

19 May 2020 09:35:02 PM

Very informative and helpful course, thank you.

21 April 2020 12:15:30 AM

very useful course. I have learnt a lot from it.

20 April 2020 09:03:04 AM

Great learning from this application. inspired ideas when wanting to start my own business.

11 April 2020 10:50:27 PM

Good course content

3 April 2020 01:25:02 PM

Very Basic - Great break down for any one who wants to own there own bussiness and understand what is required from them .

24 February 2020 02:29:58 AM

Great course

2 February 2020 08:48:42 AM

Really good course, likes the case studies as examples as it puts you in the picture.

1 November 2019 08:10:43 PM

GREAT COURSE. SO FAR ONE OF THE BEST!

17 September 2019 09:28:06 AM

A good course to learn the basics of starting a business

16 September 2019 03:45:50 PM

Some really good points, specially for someone totally new to thinking about starting a business...provides good reminders to what things are important.

30 June 2019 02:19:55 PM

verry happy

4 June 2019 04:20:31 PM

The course provides great insight into the lawn mowing business.

1 June 2019 06:28:24 PM

When I found this course I had almost completed setting up my lawnmowing business (ABN , mowing equipment , safety gear etc), but there were so many things covered by the course which I had not previously considered.I would definitely recommend it not only to somebody who is just starting out but also to experienced contractors.

25 May 2019 08:23:37 AM

Great course learned alot

15 May 2019 10:32:51 PM

Another great lesson thank you

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