Introduction & Start-up: Management

Tools and articles for structuring and staffing a business to maximize success can be found below:


A Business Planning Tool is available to help you create a business plan with a question and answer format.

Starting and Diversifying an Agricultural Business – Pennsylvania State University Extension -- An existing farming operation considering diversification must carefully evaluate how adopting a new resource will affect its enterprises.

Focusing your Dreams: Creating a Mission Statement – University of Maryland Extension -- Mission statements are popular in today's business world.

Applying for a Loan - Small Business Administration -- Make your best presentation in the initial loan proposal and application; you may not get a second opportunity.