• What initial start-up costs will you encounter when starting a greenhouse business?
• Advertising for a greenhouse business n- how do you do it properly?
• Do you need a vendor’s license before opening your greenhouse business to the public?
• Are there any zoning restrictions that prohibit a greenhouse business in your neighborhood? Does your neighborhood have any zoning restrictions that will prohibit a greenhouse business?
• What can you do if you aren’t very good at book keeping?
• Should you give up when you are in the red after a year?
• On my first season that I am open to the public, how many plants should I have in my greenhouse?
The answers to these questions are important. They will determine how your greenhouse business turns out.
Greenhouse Business – It All Starts With a Dream
When dreaming up your perfect greenhouse business, go for the gold. Make it picture perfect; no worries about budget or room. Then compare the dream with the reality. Pare down what isn’t feasible. Once you do this, you've got a starting point (what you may do now), as well as the end goal (what you would like it to end up like).
You must also take a serious look at what you yourself could do. Understand your limitations, not just your strengths. Are you strong at gardening but know nothing of accounting? Take an inventory of things like this, and write them all down for future reference of things to learn (or to outsource!).
Once you’ve compiled a list of your weaknesses, you’ll have to start locating resources to help you fill in these gaps. You may hire an accountant to help keep books, a marketing consultant to help you spread the word about your business, or a maid to help keep your home plus your new greenhouse business neat, tidy, and organized. You do not require to become a superman or superwoman in order to make your greenhouse business a success, you just want to know when to seek help.