| ||Another year is drawing to a close. With the onset of the New Year and the making of well-intentioned resolutions, some producers may find themselves looking for ways to make 2013 more profitable than the year before. When asking what can be done to increase a business venture’s income, be sure to see what the New Venture team with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development has to offer.
“The New Venture team provides assistance to new or existing producers and small processors in Alberta who are looking to develop a new business idea or expand their existing business,” says Kathy Bosse, new venture coach with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “They will provide you with information and tools that will help you in making decisions regarding the development or growth of your business. They can also connect you with others in the industry that can help you with your idea.
“The goal of this team is to coach individuals so that they develop business wisdom and understand what it takes to be a successful business. They ask the tough questions such as; what is unique, why would I buy your product or service, who is the primary customer? They will also provide information on trends, market channels, regulations, financing and much more.”
The New Venture team has a wealth of knowledge in the agriculture and food industry and the team members enjoy coaching businesses and seeing them accomplish their goals. If you need assistance in launching your new business idea, contact one of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development New Venture coaches by calling toll free 310-FARM (2376).