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So You Want to Start an Agribusiness

Agribusiness is the businesses collectively associated with the production, processing, marketing and distribution of agricultural products.

TCCC and NC Cooperative Extension in Cherokee and Clay County have partnered in a new initiative to focus on assisting agribusinesses.

TCCC, Small Business Center, can:

Provide assistance with writing a business plan an absolute MUST if you are seeking financing for your venture. Help you determine the direction of your plan. Give you the tools to make your business profitable. Assist you to determine product pricing. Provide networking opportunities for growth and marketing Offer tax and compliance information for your business. Provide you the technical assistance and expertise in the actual day-to-day operation of your business. Provide you with Enterprise budgets to give you an idea how to create a budget specific to your operation. Share how to find markets for your products. Bring in other Extension partners to assist in teaching safe, effective ways to handle finished products. Show you how to effectively use Social Media to promote your business.

NC Cooperative Extension can:

CENTER FOR APPLIED TECHNOLOGY (CAT) 2415 Airport Road Marble, NC 28905 828-835-9564 Paul Worley www.tricountycc.edu

From the CAT Building:

Cherokee County Cooperative Extension 828-837-2210 Keith Wood, Agent http://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu Follow 129/74/19 West to Murphy. Turn right onto Peachtree Street. Office is on the right, 39 Peachtree St., Murphy, NC 28906

Clay County Cooperative Extension 828-389-6305 Silas Brown, Agent http://clay.ces.ncsu.edu Turn left onto 141; at light, left onto 64E; at light, left onto 69N; around traffic circle to 64 Business; left onto Davis Loop. Office is on the right, 36 Davis Loop, Hayesville, NC 28904