If you’re passionate about landscape design and are looking for a business to call your own, now could be your time to shine - if you live within the Franklin district, that is.
Ongoing growth in Auckland has resulted in an increasing number of people choosing Franklin as their home base. While it’s close to the city centre, the district includes a variety of rural and coastal lifestyle properties - allowing for more of a balanced style of living. Purchasing a lifestyle property tends to come with an interest in enhancing the land - this is where landscaping businesses come in.
Franklin has undergone a significant amount of growth in the past few years, meaning that many homeowners who have purchased properties in the area are now settled and looking to shape their homes and gardens into spaces which suit their taste and lifestyle. According to Zones Landscaping co-director Matt Steele, landscaping opportunities start to emerge around 1-3 years following development - which makes now an ideal time to offer landscaping services in the district.
What’s more, the region is showing no signs of slowing down. NZ Herald recently reported that the Auckland Council has approved the upcoming development of new town centres and over 34,000 homes in Pukekohe and Drury. For landscapers, this means that business leads will only increase.
These plans factor in the region’s fertile soil - which is sure to delight landscape designers and gardeners alike. The Auckland Council’s Climate Action Framework notes that:
“The Pukekohe Hub comprises 4,359 hectares of some of New Zealand’s most fertile and productive soils.”
While the region presents a fantastic opportunity, any business-minded person will be well-aware that it takes more than an interest in landscaping to create a successful business. That’s where Zones come in. The company offers entrepreneurs with an interest in customer service, project management and, of course, landscaping; the opportunity to hit the ground running within the region. Successful applicants will receive training as well as business and marketing support.
The award-winning brand has completed 1000 projects and receives frequent positive reviews thanks to its clever project management process. By managing every stage of a project, from design through to maintenance, the company aims to provide customers with a professional and cost-effective experience, while solving some of the renovation industry’s biggest faults.
Matt says he is currently looking for business-savvy individuals, couples or pairs who are interested in helping homeowners transform their outdoor spaces. He notes that women, in particular, have been leading the way at Zones; completing stunning landscape designs and growing successful businesses.
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