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QA systems & business management (part 4)

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QA is not just about food safety, it is a critical part of risk management. The role of the business owner.

QA systems & business management (part 3)

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Add your own elements 

QA systems & business management (part 2)

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Controlling what you can

QA systems & business management

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Again this season many businesses will have addressed that annual task of getting a ‘tick’ from the quality assurance (QA) auditor.

Decision tool: discounted cash flow analysis (part 3)

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Accompanying this article is an Excel spreadsheet which presents a simple model for a three hectare planting over 20 years; save the model to your computer desktop.

Decision tool: discounted cash flow analysis (part 2)

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One critical set of decisions are those around the planting of a new block.

Decision tool: discounted cash flow analysis

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Because of the inherent timings that relate to growing fruit, it can be more complex to understand the financial implications of decisions for orchards than for some other types of agriculture.

Making the big decisions (part 4)

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SWOT analysis (continued from last month)

Making the big decisions (part 3)

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How do things look now? (continued from last month)

Making the big decisions (part 2)

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What does everyone want? I see the Family Plan as the foundation stone for everything else. (Continued from last month)

Making the big decisions

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Being a fruitgrower is one of the more complex ways of earning a living.

Putting your budgets into context (part 3)

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These days there would be rare instances where a business did not produce profit and cash flow budgets—especially larger businesses that carry significant debt. (continued from August 2015)

Putting your budgets into context (part 2)

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Longer-term vision and profits (continued)

Putting your budgets into context

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These days there would be rare instances where a business did not produce profit and cash flow budgets—especially larger businesses that carry significant debt.

Suppliers and credit (part 6) - Screwing suppliers

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In my time I’ve come across business people who delight in ‘screwing suppliers’ on price, or on other supply terms.

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