Business Plans and General Business Management


Virginia Winery Business Plan Guide
Virginia Tech University

Writing a Business Plan: An Example for a Small Premium Winery
Cornell University
This document provides an example of a business plan written in 2002 for a small premium winery in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

Starting a Winery in Illinois: Profile and Business Plan Workbook
Southern Illinois University
This Vineyard Business Plan Outline and Workbook is intended to serve as a guide to writing a business plan for a vineyard in Illinois.

Business Plans for Agricultural Producers
Texas A&M University
A business plan is a road map for success. It describes a firm's organizational structure, products and services, objectives, financial and marketing plans, strengths and weaknesses. This publication guides business owners in developing plans that can help them make decisions and sell the feasibility of their businesses to bankers and other investors.

Building an Agribusiness or Small Business Plan
Texas Department of Agriculture
This guide has been prepared to assist agricultural and other businesses in developing a sound and useful business plan. A well thought out plan is essential to the success of any business. The plan serves as a roadmap for the enterprise, describing both where it is, and where it is going. This guide includes commentary on the most important elements of a good business plan, as well as worksheets that can be used in plan preparation.

Managing Your Farm and Ranch Operation
Texas A&M University
Management is getting things done with the finances, people, equipment and land resources available. A good manager invests time in careful planning, which includes developing a vision and a mission statement to guide the business enterprise.

Farm and Ranch Business Management Functions
Texas A&M University
This publication discusses several management functions, including organizing, staffing and directing, and controlling. Suggested activities help managers learn how to implement these functions in their farm and ranch businesses.


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