While we like to stick to what we know, helping people with garden advice and design, last Monday I had the opportunity to offer some advice of a different kind. I was asked to speak to the Year 11 Business Management at Trinity College Colac about setting up and running a small business.
While I haven’t been in a high school classroom in over 15 years, and the thought of standing at the front of the class is always a bit daunting, this was a great chance to help the next generation of small business people by telling them the inside story of the Garden Consultants. I was able to chat to the students about how we went about our business planning, the creation of our logo and branding (with the help of fatrhinodesign.com.au), how we like to advertise and how our efforts in community engagement benefit both our business and the communities we work and live in.
The presentation was really well received by an attentive and often insightful audience. I wish all the students well as they tackle the rest of their VCE.
At the Garden Consultants we are always on the lookout for ways to get more involved with the community. Aside from this classroom presentation we have been able to work with both St Patrick’s Primary School Geelong West and the Geelong West Kindergarten with their respective fund raising event. If you would like to know more or have a project or event you think we can help with feel free to contact us via the link at the bottom of this page.