Grow a Profitable Food, Farm or Fish Business

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Agri-preneur Business Planning Program

  • Create a financially sustainable enterprise
  • Write a strategic business plan for a profitable business
  • Learn important Financial Planning, Record keeping & Marketing Skills

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Enterprise for Equity and Washington State University Extension Small Farm Program have joined together to help more farmers grow food for our local communities and be profitable in the process.

This is a high-quality, research-based approach to business planning for food- and farm-based entrepreneurs in the South Puget Sound. Whether you are just starting your business or have been in business for a while, this Program will help you learn how to reach your financial goals for the future by using sound business planning concepts and tools tailored specifically to small farm and food-based entrepreneurs.

You will learn vital skills for running a successful small farm or food-processing business with:

  • A comprehensive business planning process
  • Excellent instructors and quality materials
  • Technical assistance, and peer support
  • Access to credit for your small enterprise

Guest speakers will include local buyers (restaurants and stores), Washington State Department of Agriculture, and successful business owners.

Learn more!

Get ready for the next Agri-Preneur Business Planning Program in 2017/2018!

 Step 1: FREE Information Session – to find out more

Click here to find out when our next Information Sessions are.

This one-hour meeting provides information about the Agri-preneur Business Planning Program, entrepreneurial support services and our organization. It is also a time for us to get to know interested participants and answer questions. Prerequisite for full Program.

Step 2: Business Readiness Workshop

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During this two day workshop our experienced trainers & guest experts will help participants determine what is required to move their business forward, such as regulations, risks, costs, plus the rewards, commitment, and hard work necessary to succeed in the Agri-preneur Business Planning Program and eventually in their own business. Prerequisite for full Program.

Step 3: Full Agri-preneur Business Planning Program

After the Business Readiness Workshop, participants who are ready to move forward can take the full Business Planning Program. This experiential program covers the main areas of business planning, including marketing, pricing, competition, and financial planning. Participants gain many skills in addition to the business planning tools. These skills impact confidence level, self-esteem and organization as participants refine the presentation of their products and services. At the end of the training, participants will have created a business plan for their small enterprise.

What Our Small Farm Business Planning Program Participants Have to Say

“Enterprise for Equity’s small farm business class provided the structure we needed to plan a successful business. It was a pleasure having other agricultural businesses as classmates and we loved the guest speakers.”~ Owners, Bear Foot Mobile Farm Services

“I have attended many workshops in my career. The Enterprise for Equity workshop has been by far the most useful. Every single topic has been of great help to me and my career.”~ Co-Manager, Tahoma Farms

“Enterprise for Equity helped us break down the big picture into small do-able steps.”~ Owners, PJ Farms

“Enterprise for Equity allowed me to think of my business as a real thing. ‘This is real, take it seriously.’ It also gave me confidence, credibility, and a specific place to network around business.”~ Owner, Calliope Farm

“Enterprise for Equity engaged us to move past our ideals to create a realistic business plan and financial goals for our business. This coupled with the wealth of networking possibilities and the super supportive staff gave us the momentum to have a successful first season.”~ Erik Hagan, Co-Owner, Delphnia Farms