The Lender Ready Program bought to you by ABDI in collaboration with Meat & Livestock Australia, plus Dept of Agriculture and Fisheries, Qld and AgForce.
One of the biggest fears that agri-business owners have, is going to lenders and getting money...
Getting, managing and keeping your money is a really challenging and frustrating aspect of managing and growing your agribusiness.
In the current lending environment, having a simple, straightforward and systematic process to follow to get money is essential
And when it comes to getting the money you need to grow your business, getting the tools, system and templates – plus direct access to proven specialists - will make your life far less painful.
Watch this short video from ABDI Director Gordon Stone, talking about the struggles and fears agri-business owners like you are facing right now, and how you can fix them.
Australian agriculture is comprised of hard-working, innovative people who are the essence of the quality food, fibre and goods we use in our everyday lives.
However, most are solid achievers, operating quietly in the background.
As a result, they often get less than is due to them.
When you start thinking about getting money from lenders, there is absolutely no substitute for getting it 100% right.
To do that, you need to understand how lenders think and to use a system that is fit for purpose for their requirements.
The ABDI Lender Ready Program
Designed specifically for Australian agricultural businesses, and based on our practical experience of working directly with agri-business clients!
Getting the Paperwork Right and Fit for Purpose
Get systems and strategies to master how to organise your game plan to get money from lenders
Create a Business Plan and structure your Financials to demonstrate your capability
Access a team of business specialists who’ve created highly successful, effective loan applications
Join with other like-minded, progressive agri-business owners in a managed online group
Create Lender Ready Submission Content That Works for You
Quantitative (money) + qualitative (suits you)
Create your personalised plan of attack
Past, present and future financial reporting
Statement of Position
How to report your financial position
A proposition for getting money
How to engage
Speaking lender language
Designed For You To Take Your Business To The Next Level
The Program is suitable for agribusiness owners/managers across all agriculture sectors, and throughout the value chain (farming, grazing, supply of services and/or product manufacture and sale).
It is ideal if you:
✔︎ Are looking to undertake orderly and structured growth/expansion of your business
✔︎ Are trying to manage the business better, with greater discipline and focus (requiring money)
✔︎ Have defined plans to expand and fine tune its operations
✔︎ Have specific growth plans which need external funding
✔︎ Are currently determining how best to put a proposal forward for a loan or external funding (range of sources)
✔︎ Are at a loss how best to develop and put forward a proposal to a lender
✔︎ Genuinely feel that while you have the capability, you lack the skill to develop a structured funding application.
What Do Others Think?
Find out what others think about working with ABDI, and how our programs have helped them develop and grow their businesses.
Carlie and Lauchie Ward
Beef Producers – QLD
Sheep Producer QLD
"The program is exactly what I had been looking for and has provided me with strategies, thought-provoking information and a myriad of ideas in a way that I can improve my business. It is engaging, informative and provided incredible knowledge in regards to better business practices."
Mixed Enterprise: Beef & Cropping, QLD
Invest In The Future Of Your Business
The Lender Ready Program - next Online Workshop Program commences on 9th August 2021:
The Online Workshop Program Option – based on a fully online program, with access to ‘how to do it’ workshop sessions, self-complete templates, specialty webinars and group sessions is completely online providing total flexibility on when and how you complete the content. A monthly group networking session will also be held from 12:30-1:30 PM (AEST) with dates to be confirmed for each group intake.
Online Workshop Program Option
Total cost of $1,997 (upfront payment) and $1,497 per additional person from the business
Personal Business/Lender Readiness Mentoring - Upon Application
Some Business Owners will have Specialist Requirements in terms of Their Lender Engagement.
While the Lender Ready Program will help set up the system and process to engage with lenders – and be clear on “what you don't know you don't know” – sometimes there is no substitute for specific, personalised, 1:1 engagement between ABDI as advisers and specific clients seeking particular advice For Their Own Personal Needs.
If you think this might be you, then a Personalised Call to Gordon Stone on phone 0408 063 229, to determine the extent to which we can assist and potential cost, is Step 1 in the process.
You can book in a 30-minute, no obligation, free phone call to discuss your personal requirements.
Or: please email to [email protected] to make an appointment
Work at Your Own Pace Using A Structured Program
Over 3-months, this flexible Program (fully online based, see below), features (click ‘+’ for more detail):
Practical, structured online ‘self-complete templates’ and materials including: Guidance from the ABDI presenters - to support you to self-complete your Program materials.
Practical, structured insights from lenders – and business owners just like you
Group online networking sessions
Value added benefits (part of Program benefit)
Weekly program materials delivered direct to your inbox
Personal Lender Readiness Mentoring Sessions (Optional Extra – Application Required)
If the Online Program Format isn't for you
There are two alternatives:
1. The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Lender Ready Template Option
The DIY Option provides you with the core Lender Ready Program Material - but without our 'paint by the numbers' support. You will get:
- A Structure to work through, including:
- All LRP Briefing Papers - changes to the lending marketplace; lender wants, needs and drivers (Government and Commercial) and core investor needs and requirements
- Self-Complete Worksheets
- The Business Plan Template - a Word document template, based on a series of questions and dot points for you to self-complete (by answering the questions and following the comments)
- The Financials Template - based on Excel spreadsheets where you self-complete your last 3 years historical's, current financial year progress to date and 3-years financial forecasts (simply insert the numbers)
- Recordings of Three Specialty Webinars - a Government Lender, a Commercial Lender and insights from a Corporate Advisor (outlines how to access Investors and investor funds)
but, best of all you DO get a complementary 1-Hour Phone or Online Session with Gordon Stone, ABDI Director, to discuss your personal position, areas of concern and frustration plus any areas of clarification.
You may also choose to buy The Personal Business Lender Readiness Mentoring Package to complement the DIY Lender Ready Template Option
2. The Personal Workshop Program Option
Due to the current uncertainty around COVID lockdowns, the 2-day face to face workshop + online material + group sessions option is by application only
The ideal is for a group, corporation or larger family group, comprising 10 or more businesses or individual decision-makers, to apply to ABDI for one of the Personal Lender Ready Workshop Program options to be delivered to the group.
Join a group of like-minded people for face-to-face roundtable discussion and learning + also do your own personal work in the comfort of your own setting (group meeting room and your own business office)
This package includes:
Two-day face-to-face workshop: plus:
- Fortnightly online business materials
- Monthly group online sessions
- Monthly special topic webinars
- ABDI Member Portal and Resource Library access
Please email [email protected] to express your interest in a face-to-face workshop
Retail cost of $2,795 including GST (upfront payment) and $1,995 per additional person from the business - depends on location of workshop and numbers of participants
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100% MONEYBACK GUARANTEE
We believe in what we do, and are confident you will too.
If you do not feel the program is providing value to your business, if you meet the approved terms and conditions, 100% of program fees will be refunded.