How to Business

Understanding cash flow

Budgeting is knowing how much money goes in and out of your business, and cash flow shows when this will occur, writes Susan Pletts.

Budgets – why do we need them?

Working without a budget is like swimming in a rough sea with no life saver – you’re sure to drown, writes Susan Pletts.

Why measuring your land is essential!

Measuring your land will tell you how much of a crop you can plant and how much livestock you can keep, writes Susan Pletts.

Maths vital for profitable farming

We can't escape maths, so learn to love it, because it's something you can't do without when it comes to running your business successfully, writes Susan Pletts.

Finance terms you need to know

Bankers and people involved in finance use many fancy words, and knowing what they mean is necessary if you want to make money, writes Susan Pletts.

How to make a profit

Many emerging farmers struggle when working out how much to charge for their produce to cover costs and make some money too. Susan Plett's lends a hand.

How to draft a business plan – part 3

An important part of your business plan is describing where and how the product produced on the farm is to be sold and the prices that will be achieved.

How to draft a business plan – Part 2

A farmer's production plan, describing the farm’s resource potential, the type of enterprise, planned production output, and the existing output is an important part of a business plan.

Cane growers: get help keeping your books up to date

There are many complicated financial topics that concern all farmers, from pay as you earn (PAYE), value added tax (VAT), provisional taxes, income tax, management accounts and financial statements.

Advice about borrowing money

With farming profitability under pressure, it often happens that a farmer works all year to produce a crop to sell, but at the end of the season does not have...

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