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Planning a Successful Sheep Business


Course: December 7, 2018

Outline – How to Plan Your Sheep Business
  • Why your sheep business needs a plan.

  • What the business plan does for you.

  • How to use your plan.

  • Key components of your plan.

  • Conclusions.

  • Q&A.

Presenter: Brian Zweig

Brian Zweig is the principal of Business Opportunities Management Consulting, a management consultancy that specializes in helping businesses by

  • developing business plans and making sure they get implemented;

  • identifying new market opportunities;

  • helping companies secure funding from banks and economic development groups; and

  • developing NYS Consolidated Funding Applications for accessing state support.

Since founding Business Opportunities in 1998, Brian has helped many businesses and organizations, including in agriculture, food, technology, manufacturing, service and retail businesses. Brian holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University.  When he served on the Rensselaer County Legislature from 2006 – 2010, he was on the County’s Agriculture Committee and on the Board of the County Soil & Water Conservation District.  He also secured grant funding for the development of a plan for creating a network of recreational trails in the County.  Previously, Brian also served for eight years as President of the Rensselaer Land Trust, on the Rensselaer County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board, as well as boards for various other not-for-profit and business organizations. 

Course Materials

Funding for HVADC’s Local Lamb Lessons made possible with a 

grant from the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center

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