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Building a sustainable business : a guide to developing a business plan for farms and rural businesses

Author: Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture,; Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (Program),
Publisher: College Park, MD : Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), [2013] ©2003
Series: SARE handbook, bk. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Updated 2013View all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture,; Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (Program),
OCLC Number: 866900085
Notes: Edition statement as found on the website of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.
Some electronic resources listed on pages 249-259 bear note: Accessed July 2013.
"This publication was developed by the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture in cooperation with the Center for Farm Financial Management, with funding from the Minnesota State Legislature. This publication was co-published by: the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)"--Page 2.
Description: 280 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm.
Series Title: SARE handbook, bk. 6.
Responsibility: developed by the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Saint Paul, MN.

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"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"--Publisher's website, viewed December 30, 2013.

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