first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaLandscape businesses are popping up all over Georgia, and eachfaces a common challenge. Big, little, seasoned veteran or new inthe business, each has to decide how much to bid on a job.Without the proper tools, that’s a tough decision. Bid too lowand you lose money. Bid too high and you don’t get the job.Fortunately, the University of Georgia takes the guesswork out ofthe decision with its “Cost Estimating and Job Bidding Workshopsfor Landscape Professionals” Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Griffin, Ga.UGA horticulturists Gary Wade and Elizabeth Winans and economistCesar Escalante will provide computer software and show how touse it to estimate overhead, labor and equipment costs. Theprogram will be in a computer lab and is limited to 26 people, sodon’t wait to sign up.When, whereThe workshop will start at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 in Room 327 of theFlynt Building on the UGA Griffin campus. Get directions or a maponline at www.caes.uga.edu/campus/griffin/profile/directions_maps.html.The first day’s sessions will show how to use Hort Scape softwareto figure landscape installation costs. Friday’s program, whichstarts at 8 a.m., will show how to use Hort Management softwarefor maintenance cost estimating.The $150 fee, or $250 for two people from the same firm, coversthe cost of both software packages, lunch both days, refreshmentbreaks and instruction.Register by phone with a credit card at (770) 229-3477. Or downloada registration form and mail it with a check to Office ofContinuing Education, 125 Stuckey Building, 1109 ExperimentStreet, Griffin, GA 30223.Call (770) 229-3477 for moreinformation.last_img