Getting Started
Information Files
Designing a Viable Rural Economy -- C5-20    
Adding Value -- C5-01  
Using Value-added Agriculture to Create a New Rural America -- C5-03    
Should You Participate in Value-added Agriculture? -- C5-04      
Capturing vs. Creating Value -- C5-05      
What is an Entrepreneur? -- C5-07    
Peter Drucker and Innovation -- C5-10      
What I’ve Learned about Value-added -- C5-45      
Business Development Process
Information Files
Idea Assessment and Business Development Process -- C5-02  
Vision and Mission Statements -- a Roadmap of Where You Want to Go and How to Get There -- C5-09  
Business Development vs. Economic Development -- C5-13    

Feasibility & Business Plans
Information Files
Considerations When Selecting a Consultant -- C5-60
When to Do and How to Use a Feasibility Study -- C5-64    
What is a Feasibility Study? -- C5-65    
Feasibility Study Outline -- C5-66    
Writing a Business Plan -- C5-68    
Create Your Own Business Plan -- C5-69    

Contracts & Agreements
Information Files
Overview of Confidentiality Agreement -- C5-80      
Sample One-Sided Confidentiality Agreement -- C5-81      
Sample Mutual Confidentiality Agreement -- C5-82      
Overview of Consulting Agreements -- C5-83      
Sample Consulting Agreement -- C5-84      
Overview of Letters of Intent -- C5-85      
Sample of Letter of Intent -- C5-86      
Overview of Uniform Marketing Agreements -- C5-87      
Sample Uniform Marketing and Delivery Agreement -- C5-88      

Finances
Information Files
Introduction to Grant Writing -- C5-06
How to Use Grants -- C5-08    
Financing Stages for Start-up Businesses -- C5-91    
Types and Sources of Financing for Start-up Businesses -- C5-92    
Types of Term Loan Payment Schedules -- C5-93    
Understanding the Components of an Interest Rate -- C5-94    
Obtaining a Business Loan -- C5-95  
Understanding the Time Value of Money -- C5-96  
Financial Ratios -- C5-97    

Personnel Management
Information Files
Checklist for Iowa Agricultural Employers -- C6-58      

Business Organization & Structure
Information Files
Resolving Family and Business Conflicts -- C4-74      
Forming a Viable Project Committee and Holding Successful Meetings -- C5-110      
Lead Management and Key Personnel Positions in a Business -- C5-111      
Location, Location, Location, Value Added Processing/Manufacturing -- C5-113    
Designing Successful Business Teams -- C5-114      
Improving Business Communication Skills -- C5-116      

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