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How to write a business plan and review farm performance AgGuide

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This publication shows how to build your own comprehensive business plan, step-by-step. Idenitify strengths and weaknesses. Choose key performance indicators. Lots of worksheets and examples.


  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Before you start
  • Why prepare a business plan
  • Where does a business plan fit in with your management?
  • What size and scope for your business plan?
  • Who should develop a business plan?
  • Where should a business plan be stored?
  • Wha't in a farm business plan?
  • Chapter 2: How to write a farm business plan
  • Who will participate in the planning process?
  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to be?
  • How do we get there?
  • Chapter 3: Monitor and review farm business performance
  • Performance indicators - what to measure
  • Monitoring financial performance
  • Indicators of financial performance
  • Farm business records
  • Compare and evaluate
  • Review, revise and adjust plans
  • Chapter 4: Resources, further information and support
  • Books
  • On-line resources
  • Advice, support and training
  • Appendix 1: Partial budget
  • Appendix 2: Gross margin budgets
  • Appendix 3: Development budget

Author: Brian Walsh

ISBN:  9780731306282 | 64 pages | A4

Catalogue number:  B734

Publisher:  NSW Department of Primary Industries | 2010