Pennsylvania Farm Vitality Planning Grant

Winter Prep for a Thriving 2024: Projects for Farms and Food Businesses

It’s been a busy year (as always) and the inevitable slowdown that winter brings is almost here. While the growing and harvest seasons are always GO GO GO, the downtime this time of year brings is the perfect opportunity to take a step back and consider what projects will make your 2024 not only less hectic, but also more profitable. In fact, using this time strategically could be the most critical to setting your business up for long-term success.

Our team’s schedules are filling up fast through the end of the year—now is the time to connect with us to help make the most of your winter.

Projects for Winter

Winter downtime is a golden opportunity for farms and food businesses to focus on bigger-picture business and accounting projects. With fewer operational demands and slower production cycles, it’s a season tailor-made for strategic planning. It’s a chance to clean up your bookkeeping, brush up on your leadership skills, find opportunities to maximize your profits, and decide where to take your business next.

By investing in these projects during winter, you can maximize efficiency, identify growth opportunities, and navigate the coming year with confidence and clarity. Some projects we suggest considering include:

Budget Building

Get organized, set goals, and take charge of your finances through informed decision-making.

What We Offer:

  • Financial analysis
  • Budget template creation
  • Financial projections with pro forma model

You might consider a budget building if you are…

  • Starting up
  • Looking for funding
  • Taking your business to the next level
  • Struggling to become or stay profitable

Leadership Development

Learn how to successfully manage your people and finances through a custom-designed curriculum.

What We Offer:

  • Virtual training sessions on leadership fundamentals and financial literacy
  • 1:1 mentoring
  • Supplementary curriculum assignments

You might consider leadership training if you are…

  • Starting up
  • Have new leaders on the team
  • Experiencing a tense work culture
  • Wanting to strengthen your team’s interpersonal communication skills

Strategic Planning

Get a strategy custom-tailored to your business so you can feel confident that your efforts will make a difference.

What We Offer:

  • Growth strategies
  • Marketing and sales plans
  • Process and system development

You might consider strategic planning services if you are…

  • Starting up
  • Looking for funding
  • Taking your business to the next level
  • Selling your business

When you run a business, your time is precious. There were so many demands on our time, we barely had time to look for an accounting class, much less take one. Finding KTC was the answer we’d been looking for. They took our business and tailored solutions precisely to our unique needs and priorities. There was no sifting through useless material that didn’t apply, just direct support and information focused right where we needed it most. They were professional and flexible, and willing to re-prioritize as our needs evolved.

Carly D.

Food and Ferments

I am feeling so much more confident in being able to assess our numbers and stay on top of our books. You guys are brilliant and I really appreciate all of the resources you have left me with to continue the work on my own.

Kristen D.

FogDog Farm

Y’all understand the farming and ranching aspects of the business and provide guidance, unlike any other financial service I have encountered. Thank you so much for your services, your great team members, and supporting small farmers that are strengthening our food system.I know we will have long-term success, and earn the living that we deserve, thanks to KTC.

Marcella J.

Palo Blanco Farm and Ranch

We’re Here to Help

Our team of business consultants and accounting professionals not only bring a wealth of financial expertise, but also a deep understanding of the farming industry. With hands-on experience in agriculture, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities you face. We’re here to provide tailored solutions for your end-of-year projects, ensuring your farm or food business is set for a successful 2024.

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