Developing a Small Business

Make sure to check out the links on the General Resources - Market Development page, starting with your state's agricultural resources.

 

Arizona Resources

Step by Step Checklist to Start, Operate and Grow a Business in Arizona
This free, online program is designed to help you navigate quickly and easily to the basic business license, tax and registration information you need in order to start and operate a business in Arizona.

http://www.azcommerce.com/services/small-business-services/

 

 

Other Resources

Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses

Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses, was conceived in 1996 by a planning team for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) to address the evolving business planning needs of beginning and experienced rural entrepreneurs.

http://www.sare.org/publications/business/business.pdf


Starting or Diversifying an Agricultural Business

An existing farming operation considering diversification must carefully evaluate how adopting a new enterprise will impact existing land, labor, capital, and management resources. This guide will help walk you through the business planning process.

http://agalternatives.aers.psu.edu/Publications/StartingAgBusiness%20PM7.pdf

 

Business Plan

Contains several informational pieces to help you through the business planning process.

http://www.agmrc.org/business_development/starting_a_business/creating_a_business/business-plans/