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Automation and technological advances offer many opportunities to increase labor efficiency and productivity, but they also carry risks and large costs.
The takeaways of this video are: What is a business model? How can you use the business model canvas to flesh out your business idea? And how do you explain the value that you bring?
Entrepreneurship supports the overall higher GDP for cities and counties, and it’s an opportunity to support underserved and marginalized populations to get out of poverty and reduce their dependence on welfare. Entrepreneurs tend to also be able to provide a lot of innovative products as well as services. Often they will fill niches that may not exist in the community, such as ethnic grocery stores.
Conducting a farm financial performance or financial benchmarking analysis can be daunting to those unaccustomed to doing them. There are many financial pieces of information needed to perform a proper analysis including; both beginning and ending balance sheets, either an actual accrual or accrual adjusted income statement, and a statement of cash flows.