One Page Business and Financial Plans
We introduce the One-Page Business Plan and the One-Page Financial Plan - tools designed to get you started on formalizing your thoughts about your enterprise.
May 31, 2012: The One Page Business Plan and One Page Financial Plan
No matter what type of farm or food enterprise you envision, a business plan will serve you well. In this webinar, we introduce the One-Page Business Plan and the One-Page Financial Plan that goes with it. These tools are designed to get you started on formalizing your thoughts about your enterprise, and are the first step in clearly articulating your business to partners, employees, or lenders.
We take you through the documents, including examples and hints, give you a sense of what your next steps will be after the One-Page documents, and then open the floor to questions.
Gary Matteson works for the Farm Credit Council in Washington, DC, which is the trade organization of the Farm Credit System. Farm Credit is a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions, providing credit for the nation’s farmers and ranchers.
As the Vice President for Young, Beginning, Small Farmer Programs and Outreach, Gary seeks to identify and meet the needs of the next generation of farmers and ranchers as a part of Farm Credit’s enduring mission of service to agriculture and rural America. Farm Credit provided some $7.7 billion to young farmers, $12 billion for beginning farmers, and $14.2 billion in financing for small farmers in 2008.
Until recently Gary was a small farmer operating a wholesale greenhouse business in New Hampshire, including raising cattle for the local freezer beef market. He holds bachelor’s degrees in agronomy and biology from the University of Connecticut.
Tyler Matteson is a credit representative with Farm Credit East, the largest lender to agriculture in the Northeast. He has had articles published in industry publications like Grower Talks, Green Profit and Progressive Forage. Tyler has also worked at the Boston Flower Exchange and on his family’s greenhouse operation in rural New Hampshire.