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Top 5 common ‘business’ issues for agri-business owners in 2017 Posted on Jan 10, 2018

For most, the holidays have ended or are coming to an end, and we’re all looking to hit the ground running in 2018.

Our work with agri-business owners in 2017 yielded a few common issues...

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Webinar Recording: Developing an effective Business Plan Posted on Dec 07, 2017

Having a business plan is an absolute necessity.

This applies regardless of the size or complexity of your business, or whether you are starting a new business or have been operating for 20 years.

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A business plan isn’t worth the hassle … right? Posted on Nov 21, 2017

There are many reasons why people don’t get around to developing a Business Plan (particularly in agriculture).

A few of the common objections we hear are:

  • “My business isn’t...
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Extracting maximum value from your ag product – through your sales process Posted on Nov 16, 2017

Mark McNamee (ABDI Senior Associate) talks through extracting additional value from your product, just by knowing your customer, and refining your sales process.

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“The enemy of a great life is a good life” Posted on Oct 08, 2017

“The enemy of a great life is a good life”.

We went to a seminar last weekend – around mindset and attitudes towards success – where the presenter used this quote. I had...

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Managing your People (Staff and Family) – Beef Expo 2017 Posted on Sep 04, 2017

Interested in better managing the people in your business (staff, contractors, family etc)?

ABDI presented on “Creating a High Performing Team: Managing your People” at the 2017 Beef...

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Webinar Recording: 5x Golden Rules to create a High Performing Agribusiness Posted on Jul 04, 2017

Going through any business growth or change process can be confronting. And, it might seem like a daunting challenge to get your agri-business to where you ultimately want it to be –...

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Webinar Recording: Marketing your agri product – minimise mistakes, maximise ROI Posted on Jun 28, 2017

In this webinar, we explore the key things agribusinesses need to consider when thinking about marketing their products – as well as the common mistakes many businesses make.

This applies to...

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Webinar Recording: Land as a Product – options to get more cash from your land (i.e. agistment, leasing and more) Posted on Jun 13, 2017

Many in agriculture believe the best way to build, grow or improve the profitability of their enterprise is to acquire more land through purchasing.

Many progressive businesses in the industry are...

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Managing Challenges of a Family Business Posted on Jun 11, 2017

If you run or are part of a family business, there’s a good chance you have experienced frustrations around poor communication, a lack of accountability and associated lack of consequences,...

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Webinar Recording: Generating off farm wealth – where and how should you be investing? Posted on May 30, 2017

A common approach for those in agriculture to generate additional income, and indeed spread their risk, is to generate off-farm income and wealth.

This may be from a range of sources such as a...

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Webinar Recording: Strategies for rebuilding your agribusiness following a climatic event Posted on May 02, 2017

Dealing with drought, or any unplanned climatic event, takes an emotional and financial toll, that many people in agribusiness aren’t prepared for (even if they think they are).

How can you...

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