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Why do so many farm businesses struggle to survive, let alone thrive? 

It’s because they don’t make clear strategic choices that reward them with a competitive advantage. Instead, most entrepreneurs start with a boilerplate business because they think they’re supposed to. Boilerplate business plans offer little help in guiding strategic choices that determine if your business thrives or dies. Given how much there is riding on your business success there should be a better tool to guide you through the strategic choices that will decide your business fate.

Now there is!

In this book, you’ll discover the step-by-step 1-Page Strategic Plan template that will allow you to:

  • Clarify a vision and mission that will drive strategic choices.
  • Find profitable customers when you’re located in a rural market.
  • Understand why you shouldn’t waste time searching for an ideal customer and what you should look for instead.
  • Analyze various go-to-market strategies and choose the best distribution channel for your business model.
  • Learn the Farm Product Decision Matrix, a step-by-step tool that guides you on choosing the most profitable products to offer.
  • The three ways you can earn higher than average profit margins and how to choose the best strategy.
  • Understand the five competitive forces and how you can select your competitive advantage.
  • Define your critical success factors and focus on the key performance goals that have the greatest impact on your business success.
  • Understand how profitable businesses can still go bankrupt and how you can avoid that.

Whether you’re a farmer, an entrepreneur, or owner of any small business, The Small Farm Nation 1-Page Strategic Plan will transform the way you think about planning how your business will not only survive but thrive!

 

3. Here is some content you may find helpful

7 Winter Farm Marketing Tips

So it’s December and we’re winding down the farm season. Let’s take advantage of this time to focus on one of the most strategically important areas of our business—of any business. And that is marketing. In this episode I’ll walk you through 7 Farm Marketing tasks you can perform this winter to get your farm in great shape for next year.

10 Business Rules for Starting a Successful Farm

It seems that more and more people share the dream of starting a sustainable family farm. It’s a sentiment that I understand very well, since back in 2006, my wife, Liz, and I opted out of the corporate world to start our own sustainable livestock farm. Starting and...

How to Create an Email List for Your Farm

One of the challenges I hear most often expressed from small farmers (really any small business, actually), is how difficult it is to create an email list of potential customers. In this episode we’ll discuss three keys to putting your list-building efforts on autopilot so you can grow your email list.

How to Tackle Farm Price Objections: Farm Podcast

We all know that sustainably produced food is more expensive than supermarket food, so how do we explain that when challenged?

This week I want to discuss a challenge that many small farmers face.  It’s one that they seem to all dread and it puts them on the defensive.

It’s the whole issue of defending why their products cost so much. Or, at least seems to cost so much.

How to Create an Email List for your Farm

One of the challenges I hear most often expressed from small farmers (really any small business, actually), is how difficult it is to create an email list of potential customers. In this episode, we’ll discuss three keys to putting your list-building efforts on autopilot so you can grow your email list.

8 Tips on Building Your Personal Farm Brand

From a marketing perspective, a sustainable farm business is quite unique in the scheme of business models. Like other businesses (big and small), a sustainable farm business needs to build a strong business brand in order to thrive. Yet, the heart of any farm...

Make Money With Farm Events

If you have a farm business, you should definitely offer agritourism and farm events. This post will explain why. Even if you don't yet operate a farm business you could start one centered only on agritourism. If that's what floats your boat. Why is agritourism an...

Tim Young: Sexiest Farmer in the United States of America

Without question, the sexiest farmer in the United States is Tim Young (according to Google). This 6-foot hunk of a farming machine started his athletic career with the sexiest of all teams, the Chicks, when he was nine years old. With a balding hairline (that's being...

Multi-Species Rotational Grazing to Maximize Food and Income, Part 2

This is part two of a two-part series on rotational grazing. In part one I made the case for multi-species rotational grazing and described the benefits of it.  What is Multi-Species Rotational Grazing? Rotational grazing is simply moving the animals from one paddock...

Multi-Species Rotational Grazing to Maximize Food and Income, Part 1

When new homesteaders begin planning their homestead they often first visualize an abundant garden, overflowing with fruit and vegetables, and focus their food production efforts on learning to garden. This is wise, but perhaps a disproportionate level of attention is...

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