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Farm Business Planning Tools

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Farm Business Planning: Understanding, Preparing & Using – Farm Management Canada

This resource will stimulate better business planning by ranchers and farm managers whether they prepare the plans themselves or with the assistance of advisors.

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Transition Planning Guide (Manitoba)

Transition Planning Guide takes you step by step through the process of creating a transition plan for your agribusiness. Successful transition planning involves looking ahead and planning for the future. Leaving behind a healthy business is important to keep it viable and profitable for the long term.

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Transition Planning Guide (Alberta)

Transition Planning Guide takes you step by step through the process of creating a transition plan for your agribusiness. Successful transition planning involves looking ahead and planning for the future. Leaving behind a healthy business is important to keep it viable and profitable for the long term.

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CTEAM Program (Canadian Total Excellence in Agricultural Management)

CTEAM is the only national farm business management skills development program in Canada designed specifically for producers & ranchers.

Key Benefits:

  • Develop and implement your own strategic and operations plans for your farm
  • Learn how to confront change with confidence for continued growth, expansion, succession and transition
  • Build a lifelong network of peers and management experts

Key Learnings:

  • Strategic Visioning & Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Value Chain Management
  • Risk Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Governance and Business Structures
  • Personality Types and Testing
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
  • Public Policy
  • Continuous Improvement
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General Business Planning

A general business plan is a management tool that helps you describe your business objectives, develop a plan to achieve them, and assess how well your business is performing. A business plan can be customized for start-up or expanding businesses. It can analyze the current situation facing your business and identify important factors for success.

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A Business Plan Framework for Modern Times

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Preparing an Agri-Business Plan

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Guide for Beginning Farmers on Prince Edward Island

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Farming in New Brunswick … A Road Map for New Entrants

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One page Business Plan

The One Page Business Plan is a quick way to get you started, linking your farming goals with specific steps to move toward those goals. Eventually, you’ll need to get more detailed with a complete business plan.

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Your Guide to Business Planning – CIBC

Every business needs a road map to point the way to success – and we can help you create it. We’ve put together an easy-to-use guide to assist you in planning your business strategy, an important step in setting your objectives and reaching them.

For New Businesses:

CIBC Small Business Start Strong Planning Guide

For Established Businesses:

Your Guide to Business Planning

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Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management Planning Book Think It! Write It!

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