Building a Sustainable Business
For start-ups to five years in business.
Where: Berlin, Springfield & St. Albans,VT
Dates: Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2013 & Jan. 8, 15, 22 (plus Jan.29 reserved for snowdate)
Time: 1-4 pm
Early registration deadline: Nov. 15, Cost: $165.
Registration deadline: Nov. 22, Cost: $210
Registrations received after Nov. 22 will be subject to a $25 late fee.
The Building a Sustainable Business course guides participants through developing a business plan for farms businesses. People who have completed Growing Places and/or who have at least one year of production/financial records of their own will find this course most useful.
Based on a business planning guide developed by the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) and co-published with the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, this course will assist today’s alternative and traditional business owners alike with the creation of a holistic business plan rooted firmly in personal, community, economic and environmental values. With a business plan in hand, today’s farmer entrepreneurs will be able to take that first step toward the creation of a successful and sustainable business.
Classes will be offered simultaneously in multiple locations in Vermont, with an on-site instructor at each location. Registration discounts are available for people who have completed Growing Places and who register by the early registration deadline. For more information, visit– http://www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=classes/basb.html&SM=classes/sub-menu.html.
Scholarship and Financial Aid information: Financial aid is available for eligible individuals. At the end of the registration form, you can make a request for financial aid.