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AgriBusinessPlan

AgriBusinessPlan

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Department of Agricultureand the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board
Preparing an  Agri-Business Plan
building stronger futures
NOVASCOTIA
BOARDFARMLOAN
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE BUSINESS OVERVIEW 1
 
MARKETING PLAN 9
 
HUMAN RESOURCES PLAN 15
 
PRODUCTION PLAN 20
 
FINANCIAL PLAN 23
 
GLOSSARY OF BUSINESS FINANCE TERMS 31
 
 
 
Department of Agriculture
Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board Page 1
 
Preparing an  Agri-Business Plan
Planning for Profit 
The Business Overview
Introduction
Why do you need a business plan? 
 A business plan allows you to create a business operation on paper andmanipulate and evaluate scenarios without the risk of investing a lot of time and money. Dry run planning reduces the possibility of the venturefailing, by identifying your proposals, strengths and weaknesses, anddeveloping a plan of action to cope with them.Financial institutions, business partners, and investors will all require thatyou have a proper business plan to prove your ideas are viable and thatyou have adequate knowledge of your chosen area of business.Whether you are starting a new business, buying an existing one, orexpanding your present operation, a business plan will help you preparefor the unexpected and help set the goals for your future businesssuccess. There is no replacement for a well thought out business plan.Be realistic in your projections, honest in your evaluations, and thoroughin your research.
Why do you want to operate an agri-business? 
 An overwhelming fondness for plants, animals and nature is not asufficient reason to want to own and operate an agri-business.
In business, your primary goal is to make your company a  profit so it will be able to 
 
survive and prosper.
 

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