Many farmers underestimate the value of pursuing the development of a good business plan before they begin – but it is never too late!

A good business plan is one of the keys to a successful business start-up!

The real value of creating a business plan is not in having the finished product in hand; instead, the value lies in the process of researching and thinking about your business in a systematic way.

Starting a farm and agricultural enterprise is as exciting as it is challenging. Farming and Business go hand in hand and to be successful you can not ignore one without the other.

To be profitable and sustainable, a farm operation must have a clear understanding of its marketing, production, labor, and financial needs. Taking time to anticipate problems, formulate thoughts, devise a strategy, and evaluate your business will help your business be a success. To help make your farm and rural business successful, sustainable, and profitable a good business plan should be: Realistic. Simple. Specific. Complete.

Business Planning Masterclass with Mark Napper workshop overview :

Complete > LEAN CANVAS



This masterclass will be under the guidance and mentorship of Mark Napper who is a leading Business Alchemist who takes extreme pride in transforming businesses. During Mark’s 25+ years in senior management roles he has been at the forefront of company turn-arounds and change management. He has over a decade of experience in CEO and Managing Director roles. Mark’s industry experience includes agri-business, food, manufacturing, importing, exporting, wholesaling/distribution, FMCG and professional services.

As Business Advisor, he revels in helping clients in the food, agriculture and manufacturing industries develop the necessary strategies, systems and culture to thrive and succeed in their respective markets.

As part of his commitment to giving back to the business community, Mark mentors a handful of companies, whilst running his fruit orchard in Byron Bay and is passionate about supporting new and young farmers.

Find out more about Mark at http://marknapper.com.au/


9 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 11:00 Lean Canvas

11:15 – 12:45 Mission / Background / Goals / Farm Strategy

12:45 – 1:45 Lunch (provided)

2:00 – 3:30 Marketing Strategy / Management Summery / Financial Analysis / Overview Templates & Services

3:30 – Beers and Networking

This masterclass is part of our BSB42618 Certificate IV in New Small Business with flexible delivery and start dates.

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