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Tips from Small Business Owners

Being your own boss sounds glamorous, but what every business owner will tell you is that it takes more: more information, more planning, and more work. Getting insights from those who have not only been there but are continuing to drive success can be invaluable.

Electric Farm Tractors: Exploring Pros & Cons

Electric farm vehicles are making their way into the marketplace. Are they ready for widespread usage – and are farms ready for them? While there are a lot of benefits to electric tractors, there are still some challenges that must be overcome. Let’s look at those pros and cons.

Questions about Farm and Ranch Loan Financing?

When to Hire in Your Small Business

Balancing skills, workload, and staffing levels is challenging for a business owner. Some tips to help identify when the time might be right to make changes.

Tips from Small Business Owners

Being your own boss sounds glamorous, but what every business owner will tell you is that it takes more: more information, more planning, and more work. Getting insights from those who have not only been there but are continuing to drive success can be invaluable.

Low- and No-Cost Marketing Resources for Small Businesses

Marketing is a challenge for small businesses. One in five small businesses don’t use any type of digital marketing, and one in ten small businesses don’t use marketing at all. Here are some ideas for how to find some marketing resources that are low-cost or free.

Tips for Teaching Your Teens About Money Management

As your teen prepares for the opportunities and challenges of adulthood, a good understanding of money management is essential. Teaching your teens about money now provides a solid foundation for the future.

Poultry News & Resources

Questions about Poultry Loan Financing?

From a Hair Salon to a Poultry Farm – Retirement as a Business Owner

After a long-career at a hair salon in LA, Mr. Doan Nguyen retired to become a commercial chicken farmer.

Tips from Small Business Owners

Being your own boss sounds glamorous, but what every business owner will tell you is that it takes more: more information, more planning, and more work. Getting insights from those who have not only been there but are continuing to drive success can be invaluable.

Chicken Farm for Sale: Is it the Right One?

So, you’re trying to find a good commercial chicken farm for sale. Maybe you’ve already got your eye on one. What should you ask before you buy?

The American Dream Farm

Bruno and Ada Ramirez share their journey from a small Mexican town to operating a successful poultry farm in North Carolina.
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The Pharmacy Business Plan: A Complete Guide

You’ve made the decision – maybe even picked out the exact property – to build or buy a pharmacy. How do you sell your vision to a funder? Your pharmacy business plan is the answer.

The Pharmacy at the Heart of a Rural Community

Dr. Courtney Pitre, owner and pharmacist-in-charge of Thrifty Way Pharmacy, chats with us about her journey to becoming the owner of this independent pharmacy.

Independent Pharmacy Layout Tips to Improve the Shopping Experience

Take a minute to think about your most recent experience in a retail store. Did you enter, survey your surroundings, and then turn right? Was your eye drawn to certain items as you wove your way counter-clockwise through the store? If so, you’re not alone.

Questions about Pharmacy Loan Financing?

Questions about Veterinary Loan Financing?

Questions about Pet Care Business Loan Financing?


A Healthy Hospital for Pets – and People

Partners in life and business, veterinarians Drs. Heather and Will Vandenheuvel have created a healthy hospital for pets, their families – and the employees who are essential to their success.

Veterinary Practice Management Skills: Quality Financial Statements

To open your practice, you showed your potential financial partners that you are both a talented veterinarian and a savvy business professional through your solid business plan and financial statements. What if another great opportunity presented itself today? Could you pivot quickly and easily to produce the quality financial statements you’ll need?

What is a PEO and is it Right for Your New Veterinary Practice?

A PEO or professional employer organization is a human resources (HR) model designed for small businesses. Is it a fit for your new veterinary practice?

Making it Easier to Navigate the Process to Your Veterinary Loan

Thinking about buying or building a veterinary practice? Managing Director of First Financial Bank’s Professional Services Division, Schwanda Flowers, PharmD, provides some insights to help you navigate the business loan process successfully.

Quality Financial Statements Demonstrate Strong Management Skills

If a great pet business opportunity popped up today, are your financial statements in shape to share with a lender or investor?

Choosing the Best Location for Your Pet Business

Ready to make the leap and open an official location for your pet business? Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Low- and No-Cost Marketing Resources for Small Businesses

Marketing is a challenge for small businesses. One in five small businesses don’t use any type of digital marketing, and one in ten small businesses don’t use marketing at all. Here are some ideas for how to find some marketing resources that are low-cost or free.

Spending Money Wisely: Giving Meaningful Gifts

Luckily you don’t have to break the bank to find a meaningful gift that your friends and loved ones will enjoy.

It’s the Season: Let’s Go Hunting … for an ATV

You count down the days to the start of hunting season.

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