I'm in start-up of an Organic Egg and Broiler business. We plan on selling off-farm in the beginning and maybe incorporating delivery into the business. I am putting together a business plan at this point and as I have been told to do by many folks I am working on the marketing plan first. I've never written a bus plan before and I find myself in a swarm of info and ideas and I'm having trouble sorting them out and finding a beginning. Is there a "BEST" place to start with the market plan? If so I could use some suggestions on steps to take. If this seems unclear as to my request then you know whats circling around in my head.
#1. "RE: Organic Eggs and Chicken" In response to Reply # 0
The best place to start is at the beginning...
We used the Canadian Government Interactive Business Planner to help create our original business plan: http://www.cbsc.org/ibp/en/ You can check to see if the US Government has set up a similar service, but I don't know.
There are also lots of informative links and Q&A in the Biz center right here at IC.
#3. "RE: Organic Eggs and Chicken" In response to Reply # 2
Lisa gives some excellent advice here. While marketing is important, you need a business plan first. Start with your SBDC. Try this link http://www.sba.gov/sbdc/sbdcnear.html That will take you straight to the locator page so that you can find one in your area.