You can view any of the free online training courses developed for the TAA program. TAA participants
also completed business adjustment plans using AgPlan (http://AgPlan.com), the online business plan
writing app; or AgTransitions (http://AgTransitions.umn.edu), an online transition planning app. Since
the end of TAA the AgPlan development team has developed a fishing specific software call FishBizPlan
program has ended because federal funding for the program was cut.
If you have questions related to TAA for Farmers, please contact the Center for Farm Financial
Management at firstname.lastname@example.org
A business model is the plan a company uses to generate revenue and make a profit. Since the TAA program’s intention is to help lobstermen improve their bottom line, it makes sense to have one of the intensive workshops focus on business models useful for lobstermen! In this workshop, we will talk about the words used in business models; best business practices; common ownership structures and the business models of cooperatives and community-supported fisheries. We will point out the significant differences in ownership structures as well as the pros and cons of cooperatives and community-supported fisheries as they apply to the lobster business. We hope to make you curious enough to further explore these options.