Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses

Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses brings the business planning process alive to help today's alternative and sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs transform farm-grown inspiration into profitable enterprises. Sample worksheets lend a practical perspective and illustrate how real farm families set goals, researched processing alternatives, determined potential markets, and evaluated financing options. Blank worksheets help the reader develop a detailed, lender- ready business plan or map out strategies to take advantage of new opportunities.

Author: 
Gigi DiGiacomo, Robert King, Dale Nordquist
Publisher: 
Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
Page Numbers: 
280
Publication Date: 
January 1, 2003
Literature Category: 
Books