Prices, Costing and How to Make a Profit from your Flowers
With a background in horticultural retail, and a degree with a manufacturing business element, Claire was not going to start up a business that was really just a hobby. But there isn’t a large margin for error in the flower business, get your prices wrong and either no-one will buy from you, or you won’t make the all important “P” word. This course is designed to take you through all about pricing and where to save and spend, to make sure that all your hard work puts you money in the bank at the end of each week
How an Online workshop Works
The Course is delivered via Articles, videos, audio, checksheets and planning points to ensure you’ve worked through how to your prices and costings will work in your personal business situation.
You can also choose to have a one to one Skype or telephone session with Claire to talk through your finished worksheets.
This online course is structured to make you think about who you are going to be selling to and all the pricing and costing information you’ll need for those customers
Lesson 1 is all about your customers. Will they be wholesale or retail? Will they be situated locally to you? How much will they spend, and are they ideal for what you want from your business
Lesson 2 is about costs and expenses, what are they, which ones are hidden? do you need staff and how do you record what you spend.
Lesson 3 gives you lots of ideas to keep your costs low, so you can make more money
Lesson 4 is about what are you selling and to who? We’ll talk price points, whether sale or return is ever worth doing, and we’ll work through the Sales pricing you’ll need for each type of customer,
Lesson 5 is about profit, or whether making a loss is acceptable. we’ll look at budgeting seasonality and cash flow, and at the end of the week you’ll pull together your financial plan for the next season
Why should you sign up?
This Prices, costing and how to make a profit from your flower farming course is a must for any flower farmer who isn’t really sure if they are charging the right price.
Without a solid background knowledge of what you are spending, and where you can save money (and where you have to spend it) you don’t have a base for your pricing, and you can easily find yourself working really hard, but unable to pay yourself at the end of the month.
I’ve used my insights from the last 15 years of self-employment to make sure that you realise all the costs realistically of having a business, and really ensure that you value yourself by charging the right price.
Your investment : This is an online course which you can work through in your own time, in your own home or office, so there are no travel costs, or time away from your business. It will make you realise exactly what you need to be charging for your flowers to make a profit. I’ve also written an introduction to pricing course, which I suggest you work through first, and is included in the price of this course. (if you have, you will have a coupon for this one)
If you feel you like the idea of the convenience of an online course, but you also want the support of a tutor looking over your shoulder and encouraging you on, then I also offer a supported learning package. We’ll talk on the phone or via Skype at the beginning of the course, we’ll set a target date for completion, and i’ll encourage you each week with messages and answers to your questions, then we’ll talk through your completed plan at our previously set deadline. If you want to ensure the course is completed, then this is the option for you.