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Author: Melissa SchumannAGRICULTURAL / COMMERCIAL LENDER

I work together with you to understand where your agricultural operation is today, where it was yesterday, and where you want to be tomorrow. I will assist you with your financial plan to help you achieve those goals, both short or long term. I am your financial resource.

Articles posted by Melissa Schumann

Why Training is Everyone’s Responsibility

Posted by Melissa SchumannPosted on Leadership, Marketing & Selling, Operations & Processes, Recruitment & Retention, Uncategorized

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A successful organization starts with the proper training of employees. Training employees ensures every employee knows what is expected and knows how to avoid errors–making the company more efficient. In order to train employees properly, everyone in the company needs to be involved in the process. If everyone is involved in training new employees, it will increase positive company culture … Read More

How Relevant is Print Media Today?

Posted by Melissa SchumannPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Marketing & Selling

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There are so many ways to advertise your business. With technological advances like the internet and social media, the way we promote ourselves and our businesses has drastically changed. With every aspect of our lives going digital, is print media still relevant? Continue reading to learn some pros and cons of using print media as part of your advertising strategy. … Read More

Open a Business or Operate a Franchise: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each

Posted by Melissa SchumannPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Operations & Processes

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When opening a business there are usually two main options to choose from: one could create their own business completely from scratch or operate a franchised business. Both of these choices are great but each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s compare: Franchising Advantage: With a franchise, it’s almost a guarantee success because of brand recognition alone. People recognize … Read More

5 Key Components of a Business Plan

Posted by Melissa SchumannPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups

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A business plan can help you create direction for future growth of your company. It should be a tool that gets updated as you learn more about your industry, customers, what works for marketing and what doesn’t. We hope this helps you create direction and purpose for your company. And just remember that there is no right or wrong way … Read More