Importance of Business and Farming Plans?

March 24, 2021 Hansie Britz


Preparing a business or farming/Agriculture plan is an organized, logical way to look at all of the important aspects of a business. First, decide what you will use the plan for such as:

* Support a loan application to require funding.

* Define a new business.

* Define and fix objectives, and programs to achieve those objectives.

* Provide important information of your business venture or farming operation.

* Set a value on a business or farming operation for sale or legal purposes.

* Evaluate a new product line, promotion, or expansion.

* Create regular business review and course correction.


“Not enough time for a plan,” business people and farmers say. “i can’t plan. I’m too busy getting things done”. Too many businesses and farming operations make plans only when they have to. Unless a bank or investors want to look at a business/farming plan,there isn’t likely to be a plan written. The busier you are, the more you need a plan. If you are always putting out fires, you should build fire breaks or a sprinkler system.

Business and farming/agric business plans are designed to describe the process of building and sustaining a profitable business or farming operation based on the product or service you have conceived. The plan will be of value at all stages of your business or farming operation.

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