Business Planning Basics +++. Holistic Planning of Your “Whole within a Whole”. Today’s Goals. Learn about the Business Planning Process & Tools Use Holistic Management in the Business Planning process “Planning A Whole Within A Whole”
Business Planning Basics +++
Holistic Planning of Your
“Whole within a Whole”
Learn about the Business Planning Process & Tools
Use Holistic Management in the Business Planning process “Planning A Whole Within A Whole”
Share your Business Planning Experiences and Build Connections within your Mentee Working Group
Review Holistic Goal, Testing Decisions, Financial Planning, Marketing concepts and answer lingering Questions
In Pairs, Answer the Following (switch after 2 min):
Write this answer on index card:
What do you know about Business Planning?
Explain How you Completed Your Business Plan if you have one.
What do you hope you will learn today?
Small Business Administration Online
SCORE – mentors
Small Business TV
New England Food Entrepreneurs
MA Specialty Foods Association
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Think about each job that needs doing on the farm, starting with the President/CEO,
Who needs to report to who?
What are the standards that need to be met?
Do you have job descriptions for each job?
Write down the name of the person responsible for each job, even if it is you for all jobs
Are the necessary steps written down?
Components of the Business Plan, (30min.)
Brainstorm ideas & discuss Areas you need to work on in your own plan (30 min.)
Report Back to the group (30 min.)
Review Holistic Goal – three Parts?
Review Weak Links from Financial Plan
Review Marketing Concepts
Test a Business Planning Decision
Use Testing To Decide on Three New BP/Marketing Tools you would like to try this year
What Weak Link will they help You address?
When Will you Complete implementation of these 3 New Ideas?
Report your ideas and implementation Date on index card & hand to Your Mentor, they will check in with you on your progress