Are You Charging Enough for Your Designs? Do Your Clients Need Educating on Landscape Costs?
Far too many designers have no idea how to charge, so we will be running a full and frank discussion on fees and costs. This will be hosted by by Emma Mazzullo, who runs the Mazzullo Russell garden design practice; James Scott who runs the Garden Company, a design and build business; Pip O’Brien, a sole practitioner and Rod Winrow on behalf of the Association of Professional Landscapers
Fees are always a burning issue for every mentoring session and meeting of new designers. Yet there are no guide lines and no-one is willing to talk about them. Many designers do not charge enough to cover their costs, let alone make a profit and they rely on planting to keep their businesses afloat.
We should like to give this subject a thorough airing and help everyone put their fees on a more professional basis.