Planning Overview


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Improving my planning Principles, goals, actions Business continuity planning

Why plan? Planning is an essential tool in helping you build a successful business, as it helps to clarify goals and strategies, and ensures that you are achieving the best results. Having the steps in place to follow for your everyday activities, goals, or overall business continuity is very important so you can ensure your farm can continue operating, no matter the situation. This section will provide you with a variety of handy information around planning and goal setting, to help direct you in ensuring success for your farm.

How do I start or continue to improve my planning?

Starting afresh or revisiting your plan?  Take yourself through these key business planning aspects, and you'll be in a good place to make meaningful decisions and take action to achieve your business goals.

Or perhaps you can utilise the planning wheel from our business planning tools; which is an easy way to bring together your thinking, form your vision and values statement, and determine focus areas, goals and actions.

Get Started With Business Planning

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Guiding principles

Where do you want to be? Create the dream: purpose, vision, values.

Goals and actions

What will you do to get there? Build the plan: goals and actions.

Writing a business plan

Lay the blueprint for future business success: writing a business plan.

Succession planning

What will happen to your business and assets? Know what is involved and start your succession planning.


Governance applies to all family businesses. In a family farming situation, the family and business are intertwined: More on governance.

Business continuity planning

Having a business continuity plan in place is important for ensuring your farm can continue operate as efficiently as possible during any unplanned disruption.

Business continuity planning documents:

Last updated: Aug 2023

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