Business Planning

10 steps to a solid business plan

10 steps to a solid business plan

A business plan is a key tool that can set you up for business success. Here are 10 thing you should include as well as a few resources to get you started.

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Ask an Expert: Loan tips from 4 lenders

Ask an Expert: Loan tips from 4 lenders

Ask an Expert: Loan tips from 4 lenders

Ask an Expert: Loan tips from 4 lenders

Tips and advice from four lenders on how to make the loan application process quick, effective and efficient as possible.

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Considering an off-farm gig? 3 questions to ask

Considering an off-farm gig? 3 questions to ask

Considering an off-farm gig? 3 questions to ask

Considering an off-farm gig? 3 questions to ask

Running a business outside of farming is a possibility and a great way to follow your interests when farming is quiet. Alberta grain farmer Gary Chambers used his previous sales experience to become a real estate agent when he isn’t busy on the farm.

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Good farm succession plans allow for change

Good farm succession plans allow for change

Good farm succession plans allow for change

Good farm succession plans allow for change

Things don’t always go according to plan. In succession planning, people, situations and expectations can change – sometimes quickly.

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Farm succession skips a generation

Farm succession skips a generation

Farm succession skips a generation

Farm succession skips a generation

Brothers Bryan and Kyle Maynard took over their grandfather’s potato operation and built a successful business with room for growth.

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Hiring a consultant: 5 questions you need to ask

Hiring a consultant: 5 questions you need to ask

Hiring a consultant: 5 questions you need to ask

Hiring a consultant: 5 questions you need to ask

A new class of agricultural consultants has emerged. Here’s what you should ask to make sure you get the right one for you.

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Three Farmers: 5 lessons to take your product from field to shelf
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Three Farmers: 5 lessons to take your product from field to shelf

Three Farmers: 5 lessons to take your product from field to shelf

Three Farmers: 5 lessons to take your product from field to shelf
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For entrepreneurs Natasha and Elysia Vandenhurk, the success of Three Farmers Camelina oil came from hard work, belief in their product and a commitment to telling the story of the farmers who grow it.

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Ferme Drapeau & Bélanger dairy, 3rd generation farm

How multi-generational farms keep success in the family

How multi-generational farms keep success in the family

Ferme Drapeau & Bélanger dairy, 3rd generation farm

Three successful multi-generational farms share how they make working with family, work for their business.

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Start a farm from scratch? Difficult but possible

Start a farm from scratch? Difficult but possible

Start a farm from scratch? Difficult but possible

Start a farm from scratch? Difficult but possible

Scott Beaton didn’t come from the farm. But with help from friends and knack for diversification, he grew his small operation into a full-time farming career.

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How outstanding farmers do things differently
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How outstanding farmers do things differently

How outstanding farmers do things differently

How outstanding farmers do things differently
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As the first, second-generation winners of the 2016 B.C./Yukon Outstanding Young Farmer Award, it’s not what Brian and Jewel Pauls do to be successful, it’s how.

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