Enterprise Development

Enterprise Development

Building and sustaining food and farm businesses that support profit, planet, and people is no small task. It requires vision, sound financial infrastructure, and a profitable business model. You need a remarkable amount of technical know-how, adaptable management, a great team, human resources, a marketing plan, knowing how to interpret a cash flow statement, approximately 10,000 cups of coffee, a little elbow grease, and a prayer. To name a few…  

But you don’t have to figure this all out on your own. Check out below a library of useful resources on building and managing a profitable mission-driven food or farm business.

Featured Resources

TitleAuthorDescriptionYearTags
Marketing Your Food Safety CertificationMI Food and Farming Systems and Fresh Systems, LCCFood safety certification is no easy undertaking. While there are many reasons to go the …2021, ,
Running a Food Hub Volume 4: Learning from Food Hub ClosuresUSDA Rural DevelopmentThe goal of this study is to examine factors that have led food hubs to …2016,
Milestone Example BudgetN/AWith sample project budget, income & expenditure budget, cashflow forecast, capital budget, and consolidated budget., ,
Finance and Related Matters Reference BookMAF Europe2006, ,
Peer Coaching Group ProcessOtto Scharmer and Peter SengeStep by step guidance for conducting a peer coaching session2016, ,
Overcoming Obstacles to Frozen Local ProduceCommon MarketThis case study traces Common Market’s exploratory process, product trials, and relationship building that ultimately …2014, ,
Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-upUSDAManaging Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-up For food hubs, or businesses that …2015,
Growing Local – A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food SystemsN/AGrowing Local - A Community Guide to Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems This guide …, , ,
Value Chain Strategies for Source-Identified Minimally Processed Produce for the School MarketWashington State Department of AgricultureValue Chain Strategies for Source-Identified Minimally Processed Produce for the School Market WSDA analyzed minimally …2018, , , , , ,

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