Business Planning

Guides and templates

SARE: http://www.nesare.org/

Guide: Building a Sustainable Business

 

Cornell NE Beginning Farmers: http://nebeginningfarmers.org/

Producing a Business Plan for Value-Added Agriculture

Business Plan Template


The Carrot Project: http://thecarrotproject.org/

Financial Templates

 

UW Extension

Business Feasibility: A First Cut Analysis

This workbook was designed to help value-added agricultural entrepreneurs conduct a preliminary analysis of their business idea. It helps answer the questions whether the business make sense for them personally and whether there is sufficient market to support the business. 

 

Land Stewardship Project http://landstewardshipproject.org/

Farm Transitions Toolkit

The "Farm Transitions Toolkit" contains resources, links to services, and practical calculation tables to help landowners establish a commonsense plan. It also features user-friendly resources on the economic, legal, governmental, agronomic, ecological and even social issues that must be considered in order to ensure a successful farm transition. 

 

Online Courses

ATTRA: https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/local_food/startup.html#attra

Northeast Beginning Farmers Project: http://nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/

 

 

Small Business Development Services 

New York State Small Business Development Center (24 locations)

Mid-Hudson Main Office http://www.nyssbdc.org/centers/centers.aspx?centid=94