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How to Start an Agriculture Business - Free Book


Are you considering starting an agriculture business? if yes, you'll find this free book to be extremely helpful.

This is a practical guide that will walk you step by step through all the essentials of starting your business. The book is packed with guides, worksheets and checklists. These strategies are absolutely crucial to your business' success yet are simple and easy to apply.

The Single Most Important Ingredient for Business Success

The first and most important thing you need to acquire in order to succeed in a small business is... knowledge.

Sounds exaggerated? Listen to this...

According to research conducted by Dun & Bradstreet, 90% of all small business failures can be traced to poor management resulting from lack of knowledge.

This is backed up by my own personal observations. In my 31 years as a business coach and consultant to small businesses, I've seen practically dozens of small business owners go under and lose their businesses -- not because they weren't talented or smart enough -- but because they were trying to re-invent the wheel rather than rely on proven, tested methods that work.

Conclusion: if you are really serious about succeeding in a business... If you want to avoid the common traps and mistakes... it is absolutely imperative that you acquire the right knowledge.

"Why Invent Mediocrity, When You Can Copy Genius?"

That's an excellent quote I picked up from a fellow business owner a few years back. What this means is that you should see what is working and try to duplicate Printing Business. Why go through all the trouble of inventing something new, that you don't even know will ever work, when you can easily learn from and duplicate something that has been a proven success?

[ Note: One of the BIGGEST mistakes almost all new businesses make is that they WASTE tons of valuable time, energy and money on trying to create something "new", that has never been tested or proven... only to find out later that it was a total loss. Don't make the same mistake! ]

Hi! My name is Meir. I'm the founder and president of BizMove.com, a successful internet based information business. I'm also the author of numerous books, mostly in the area of small business management.

I've been involved in small business for the past 31 years of my life, as a business coach, manager of a consulting firm, a seminar leader and as the owner of five successful businesses.

During my career as a business coach and consultant I've helped dozens of business owners start their businesses, market, expand, get out of troubles, sell their businesses and do practically every other small business activity you can think of.
You see, I have been there .... done it ... and bought the Small Business t-shirt! -- This free book contains techniques and strategies I've learned during my 31 year small business career.

Here's what you'll discover in the 'How to Start a Printing Business' book:

How to determine the feasibility of your business idea - a complete fill in the blanks template system that will help you predict problems before they happen and keep you from losing your shirt on dog business ideas.

A detailed manual that will walk you step by step through all the essential phases of starting your business

A complete business plan template. This fill-in-the-blanks template includes every section of your business plan, including Executive Summary, Objectives, SWOT Analysis, Marketing Analysis and Strategy, Operations Plan, Financial Projections and more (a similar template is sold elsewhere for $69.95).

All this and much much more.

Success Tip: Setting Goals

Good management is the key to success and good management starts with setting goals. Set goals for yourself for the accomplishment of the many tasks necessary in starting and managing your business successfully. Be specific. Write down the goals in measurable terms of performance. Break major goals down into sub-goals, showing what you expect to achieve in the next two to three months, the next six months, the next year, and the next five years. Beside each goal and sub-goal place a specific date showing when it is to be achieved.

Plan the action you must take to attain the goals. While the effort required to reach each sub-goal should be great enough to challenge you, it should not be so great or unreasonable as to discourage you. Do not plan to reach too many goals all at one time.

Establish priorities. Plan in advance how to measure results so you can know exactly how well you are doing. This is what is meant by "measurable" goals. If you can’t keep score as you go along you are likely to lose motivation. Re-work your plan of action to allow for obstacles which may stand in your way. Try to foresee obstacles and plan ways to avert or minimize them.

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Here's a Sample 'Executive Summary' for an agriculture business plan:

COMPANY NAME is headquartered in Portland, Texas.

COMPANY NAME
OWNER’S NAME
[INSERT ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFO]

COMPANY NAME was established in 1976 originally by its owner, OWNER’S NAME and her late husband. OWNER’S NAME single-handedly and successfully continued the operation.  COMPANY NAME resides on a 1900 acre property that is used for growing cotton and grain crops.  Other sections of the property are rented out to other parties for additional revenue.

1.1 Objectives

COMPANY NAME has four main objectives:

  • To make our business stronger.
  • To implement new technologies to focus more in detail on financial exponents.
  • To justify payroll for experience.
  • To acquire additional farmland to further expand the operation.

1.2 Mission

COMPANY NAME mission is to become a strong and self-sustaining female owned farming operation with an interest in educating and offering training and guidance to other women; therefore, allowing the Company to give back to the community. 

1.3 Keys to Success

COMPANY NAME keys to success are:

  • To have the ability to grow and strengthen the business to allow proper marketability
  • To supply the farming operation with sufficient equipment to allow for more employees, efficient farming, planting, maintaining and harvesting.

2.0 Company Summary

COMPANY NAME is headquartered in Portland, Texas.

COMPANY NAME
[INSERT ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFO]

COMPANY NAME was established in 1976 originally by its owner OWNER’S NAME and her late husband. OWNER’S NAME single-handedly and successfully continued the operation.  COMPANY NAME resides on a 1900 acre property that is used for growing cotton and grain crops.  Other sections of the property are rented out to other parties for additional revenue.

2.1 Company Ownership

COMPANY NAME is a partnership Corporation; however the single owner of the company is OWNER’S NAME.
  

2.2 Company History

COMPANY NAME sales for 2006, 2007, and 2008 were $856,335, $1,651,482 and $1,472,218, respectively.  An extension was filed for the company's tax return for 2009.

Table: Past Performance

Past Performance

 

 

 

 

2006

2007

2008

Sales

$856,335

$1,651,482

$1,472,218

Gross Margin

$856,335

$1,651,482

$1,472,218

Gross Margin %

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

Operating Expenses

$442,066

$400,742

$403,582

 

 

 

 

Balance Sheet

 

 

 

 

2006

2007

2008

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

Cash

$134,022

$111,456

$68,225

Other Current Assets

$26,584

$16,628

$9,956

Total Current Assets

$160,606

$128,084

$78,181

 

 

 

 

Long-term Assets

 

 

 

Long-term Assets

$106,318

$110,318

$116,060

Accumulated Depreciation

$0

$0

$0

Total Long-term Assets

$106,318

$110,318

$116,060

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

$266,924

$238,402

$194,241

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

Accounts Payable

$0

$0

$0

Current Borrowing

$152,411

$100,001

$88,300

Other Current Liabilities (interest free)

$0

$0

$0

Total Current Liabilities

$152,411

$100,001

$88,300

 

 

 

 

Long-term Liabilities

$0

$0

$0

Total Liabilities

$152,411

$100,001

$88,300

 

 

 

 

Paid-in Capital

$283,000

$306,454

$56,682

Retained Earnings

($467,303)

($392,095)

($241,923)

Earnings

$298,816

$224,042

$291,182

Total Capital

$114,513

$138,401

$105,941

 

 

 

 

Total Capital and Liabilities

$266,924

$238,402

$194,241

 

 

 

 

Other Inputs

 

 

 

Payment Days

7

7

7

3.0 Products

COMPANY NAME is a Portland, Texas farming service specializing in grain and cotton production. COMPANY NAME is a high quality row crop business that offers superior products that are suitable for sale and exportation.

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