Information and resources contained in this workbook are intended to get you started on a new business venture. The manual is based on research for and writing of a business plan – something any new venture should spend significant time doing. Ultimately, if any new venture will require outside funding or support, a business plan will be required to assist the new start-up in explaining ideas in complete detail. A well-written and well thought out plan will help sell the idea to investors, community leaders and members of the team itself.
As the crux of the manual, authors follow a business plan format publication, How to Write a Business Plan: A Business Plan Format, created by the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University. The manual leads you through three phases of planning and research necessary to starting a business, then provides multi-level information that often is necessary under each phase. While it does not include information on livestock issues, the workbook specifically addresses your desire to start a harvesting meat business.
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