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Improve the Profitability and Performance of your Agribusiness
through ABDI’s Agri-Business Management Programs.
ABDI specialise in business development and mentoring for agribusinesses. If you are looking to expand or optimise your
agribusiness, ABDI’s Agri-Business Management Programs can provide the support to make the changes successfully.
Many in agriculture are confident in their production skills, however are looking for help on managing the ‘business’ and ‘people’ side
of things. This is ABDI’s focus. Based around the ABDI 12 Pillars of Business Best Practice, our programs and advisory work has
supported hundreds of business owners / managers in building sustainable and profitable agri-businesses.
Start at the
Understand what you really want to get out of your business (personal/financial/family)
Work out what needs to change
Identify what’s holding your business back and where your pain points are (i.e. markets, customers, staff, mindset, financial management)
Take your business to the next level
Support from business coaches and mentors ensuring focus, accountability, and guidance to make sure change happens
Choose from a program to get started
“Agri-Business by Design”
12 week Fast Track
Stocktake > Re-Design > Profit
A 12 week Fast Track Program: providing the fundamentals to design
an effective agribusiness that works for you
An innovative business management program, designed to take your business to the next level. Access progressive, but practical, business management materials, and connect with business specialists and other business owners, all from your own home.
for the Bush
Get a fresh perspective to move your business forward
Work with a business specialist
who’s ‘been there before’
How the ABDI programs work
- Getting you out of your daily environment, and into a supportive setting, where you can think strategically, to work ON the business, not IN the business
- Group programs: Our experience is that putting a group of like-minded and motivated agri-business people in a room together yields amazing results through shared learning
- Ongoing mentoring: It’s easy to learn the principles of business best practice, but the challenge is in the application and actually making a change. Our mentoring helps in the change and transition process from where you are now … to where you want to be
- Focussing on the people in the agri-business, because that’s where the change needs to come from.
- Taking a more robust and complete approach to the business redesign and change process, based on the ABDI 12 Pillars of Business Best Practice.
- This formula is built from decades of working with leading agribusinesses, and seeing what works (and what doesn’t).
“I found the ABDI Mastermind program helped me become crystal clear on where to head the business. After being involved in the personal work we had to do as part of the program, it became very apparent that the direction of the business was too diverse – as a result of working it through, I am now very clear about EXACTLY what the business will do for its clients, exactly where the business is headed and I now have very clear goals and a pathway to get there. This is a vastly different position from when I started the program.”
Chris Temsen – Regional Manager, Peracto
Our program partners
ABDI has partnered with a range of organisations across Australia to deliver our programs:
Who should attend ABDI’s programs – and why?
Agribusinesses – farmers and service providers – are the essence of supplying the high quality food we eat and the goods we use in our everyday lives. And it is the firm belief of Gordon Stone and the ABDI team that it’s only fair they GET THE BEST POSSIBLE FINANCIAL RETURN on effort expended. That’s where we come in. ABDI’s focus is on working with the top, forward thinking agribusiness operators to achieve those goals.
ABDI’s programs cover all agribusiness sectors – beef, horticulture, grains, cotton, dairy, new crops etc – and across the supply chain from farmers, to service providers, to advisers. Our job is to work with those who are absolutely focussed on building highly profitable, client focussed and self-managing businesses – that meet their own needs, while meeting those of their clients / customers.
Can ABDI help you?
Ask yourself these 3 questions:
- Is my agri-business helping me achieve what I set out to?
- Are there aspects of my business that I am not happy with, and is it providing more hassles than opportunities?
- Is financial freedom, or the freedom to do what I want with my personal life, realistic in the near future?
If these questions get to you because you know your business is not everything you want it to be, then talk to us. ABDI genuinely believe that by taking things back to first principles and making some simple changes that have seen proven success in leading agribusinesses, your business can be everything you want it to be.
More money … more free time … with less hassles. That’s our aim for your agribusiness.
Kickstart your agri-business transformation – book into one of our programs now, or get in touch.
What others are saying…
I found the workshop extremely thought provoking and quite inspirational. It is definitely a great initiative to run a workshop like this that is a great cross pollination of sound business advice along with personal development philosophies and pathways towards achieving work/life balanceJenni Ahmat – Anitone Feed Supplements
The steps and thought process that the (CEO Mentoring) Program goes through has increased my understanding of what is important to grow and improve my business. The mentoring has been very effective in keeping my goal in mind and providing clarity on what my focus is.Craig Pocock – Beef Producer – Hoya QLD
The CEO Mentoring Program is and I believe will continue to help and guide our family and business through a complex succession plan and a business growth phase.Tony Reid – Sheep Producer – Cunnamulla QLD
ABDI presenters have an excellent understanding of businesses, the needs of the operators to improve, understand and develop ideas to enable goals to become potential reality. I highly recommend the ABDI programs to agribusiness owners and business owners in general.Andrew Eliot – Mixed Farming – Walcha NSW
“I have attended many workshops that have not made an impact on me. However, due to the free-flowing conversations and opinions, this one (Better Beef Business 1 day workshop) has given me some confidence in where we should be focussing in regards to our beef enterprise.”Jeff Seiler – Beef Producer – Durong QLD
“The (Better Beef Business) workshop was very informative. Gordon and Mark’s presentation was very knowledgeable and made me sit back and think of some strategic areas of our business that could do with some improvement. The day definitely set out some positive strategies we can use to make our business more profitable.”Philip Coe – Beef Producer – Durong QLD
Thought I was quite clear on my business direction until I had a session with Gordon Stone. The things that emerged from left field amazed me. Gordon has a natural gift for prizing things out of a person – then putting them into the right context – so the client can see where they are heading with their business.Martin Urban – Inspired Focus International – Queensland, Australia
I recently participated in a major industry forum in Canberra, as both speaker and participant, which was facilitated by Gordon Stone. Although I was representing the private sector there was a large cross section of delegates from various public and private sector agencies, both large and small. I found Gordon was able to facilitate outcomes by encouraging all points of views to be tabled and respectfully acknowledged. I was particularly impressed with Gordon’s ability to summarise each speaker and ensure the significant points made were emphasised and recorded.Ian Macleod – Managing Director, Peracto Pty Ltd. – Australia
When I sold my irrigation manufacturing business I knew I wanted to stay in the industry. However I wasn’t sure where to direct my efforts to achieve the income and quality of life that I knew I wanted. Gordon Stone was recommended to me as a person who could assist in establishing a new business model that would fit exactly what I wanted. Over the last 18 months we have gone through a system of clarifying my expectations of this new business, creating a business that now meets those criteria, establishing a sales and marketing program, defining my financial expectations, considering how to leverage different parts of the business, looking at alliances, etc. Above all I appreciated how Gordon...Malcolm Thompson – Director, Freedom Irrigation – Toowoomba, Australia
We’ve already taken the first step, and what we did is we reached out, and incorporated Mark and his team (ABDI) to be a business coach. … We were getting angry, because we felt like we weren’t moving forward, and we needed to turn around and look outside that circle, and it went from narrow tunnel vision, to ‘let’s see where we can go’, and the mind shift in a very short period of time has been phenomenal, and (coming) to this event here (ADBI One Day Workshop), which has given us further mind shifts.Danny Hood – Rural Boss. Queensland, Australia
The face-to-face meetings have been excellent – as I can interact with other like-minded people in agriculture who face similar challenges. The program is thought provoking and has delivered clear key take-home messages that I can and have put into action – and I can see will make a huge difference to our future. Thanks Gordon!Michael McMahon – Abbotsleigh Citrus
I found the ABDI program helped me become crystal clear on where to head the business. After being involved in the personal work we had to do as part of the program, it became very apparent that the direction of the business was too diverse – as a result of working it through, I am now very clear about EXACTLY what the business will do for its clients, exactly where the business is headed and I now have very clear goals and a pathway to get there. This is a vastly different position from when I started the program. Thanks so much.Chris Temsen – Regional Manager, Peracto
I found the workshop extremely helpful, however, three quarters of the way through the day, a light bulb turned on and I realised I was in focusing on completely the wrong things. I wish we had started the afternoon session first. Both facilitators were brilliant and I especially enjoyed Mark stories to help us understand his points. We will go home and complete our “work-Ons” and we will make a decision regarding converting our business across.Elisabeth Greet – The Certifier
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