Plan, Prepare, Prosper: strategic planning workshop for food producers

Western Australian premium food producers looking to stage their product for luxury domestic and international markets are encouraged to participate in a series of free workshops to help build local food businesses.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia’s (DAFWA) Food Industry Innovation project is offering three business training workshops to help food businesses expand and develop strategies to manage the challenges of running a business.

Food producers can register to attend any or all of the modules encompassing strategic planning (30 May), financial management (6 June) and sales & marketing (13 June).

The workshops will be delivered by professional WA facilitators with experience in regional business development. Lunch will be provided.

The strategic planning workshop will help participants begin to develop plans and tools needed to manage and thrive in the future.

It will also demonstrate how these plans and tools work together to strengthen your ability to handle the challenges of farming.

In this workshop we will:

• establish a shared understanding of strategic planning

• examine the structure of a strategic plan

• examine the impact of work-life balance

• examine risk analysis as a tool for strategic planning

• discuss ‘sphere of influence’ and how it intersects with your business

• draft an enterprise vision

• consider your goals.

For more information about the workshops contact Kaylene Parker, Food Industry Innovation project officer: 

p:+61(0)413 856 515 or +61(0)8 9892 8444

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When and where

HostDepartment of Agriculture and Food, WA
Start DateTuesday, 30th May 2017
Start Time9:00 am
End Time5:00 pm
LocationAlbany regional office
444 Albany Highway, Orana,

Contact information

Kaylene Parker

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