Your Business Model Sucks, or You’re Not Very Good at It… (and what to do about it) – The Urban Farmer – Week 35

The Urban Farmer

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[x_blockquote cite=”Chris Thoreau” type=”center”]”If you are doing this for 5 years and it doesn’t feel like you are are making progress then your model doesn’t work, or you’re not very good at it.”[/x_blockquote]

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What to do if your business model sucks.

  • If your model isn’t working, why isn’t it working?
    • Are you not selling enough? 
    • Are you selling the wrong stuff?
    • Are you not producing enough?
    • Are you producing the wrong stuff?
    • Are you charging the right prices?
    • Are you focusing on the wrong tasks?
  • Getting a consultant may help to identify major problems and might save you time and money.
  • What’s your edge? 
    • What are you doing that everyone else isn’t?
    • What’s your niche?  Are you in the right niche?
  • What are others the successful farmers doing that you aren’t?
  • Are you willing to accept that it isn’t working and put in the time to figure out why it isn’t working and then put in the hard work to fix it?
  • Is this what you really want to do?
    • If it worked would it be fun?
  • Are you actually good at this?
    • Can you and do you want to get better?
  • What is the market and your gut saying? 
    • Is this gaining traction or are you forcing it?
  • Is this really the best use of your skills?
    • Maybe you are better doing something else, despite what you want to do.
  • Do you want to be a business owner or someone who just grows plants?
  • Can you accept the risk going forward if things don’t’ change?

[x_blockquote cite=”” type=”center”]”It’s a humbling thing to say, ‘I can’t do this very well.’ “[/x_blockquote]

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The Urban Farmer

The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone

The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else’s).

Major benefits include:

  • Low capital investment and overhead costs
  • Reduced need for expensive infrastructure
  • Easy access to markets

Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement.

Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.

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