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Business Anaylsis

Watch your profits grow with the: Horticultural Business Analysis System

Benefits Include:
- Increased profitability
- Reduced risk of failure
- Greater market opportunities
- Better cost control
- Easier access to capital financing
- Greater employee productivity
- Improved nursery efficiency
- Enhanced business image

Programs for the Nursery, Cut Foliage, and Landscape Maintenance Industries

Results for 1995 Nursery Business Analysis and the Cut Foliage Business Analysis are available!

What Information Will I Recieve?

Personalized Review, An easy to understand financial review highlighting strengths, weaknesses, and trends of your business.

Operating Cost Analysis, Seven major cost categories are examined.

Comparative Analysis, Comparsions with 'average' and 'profitable' firms to show your performance relative to others.

Comprehensive Financial Review, Four basic financial categories are examined -- liquidity, solvency, profitability, and efficiency.

Productivity and Efficiency Evaluation, Key performance indicators such as sales, capital use, and space and labor efficiency are reviewed.

Reaping Benefits from the Horticultural Business Analysis and Planning Programs

Much as a doctor determines physical health by examining the body’s vital signs, the Horticultural Business Analysis and Planning Programs provides detailed information on a business’s financial health. We may think we’re in good shape, but after a thorough check-up, our doctor may give us information we never expected. Yet, even bad news can be valuable if it is received before a problem becomes too serious.

The same can be said for your business. A financial check-up may reveal unanticipated weaknesses that need not be fatal. Are costs too high? Labor efficiency too low? Cash flow a frequent and annoying problem? Is the business leveraged too much, or perhaps not enough? Remember, for every problem there is a corresponding opportunity. Like the doctor in our example, the Horticultural Business Analysis and Planning Programs opens the door of opportunity by providing the financial analyses your business needs to maintain fiscal fitness.

How Do I Participate in the Programs?

Contact one of the Program Leaders at the University of Florida or your Cooperative Extension Agent to get involved. A representative of the Univeristy will visit your business to gather information on a standardized worksheet. This confidential information will then be processed and analyzed at the Mid-Florida Research & Educational Center.

   Program Leaders:              
   John J. Haydu, Ph.D.
 Agricultural Marketing

 University of Florida
 Mid Florida Research &
 Education Center
 Apopka, FL 32703
 (407) 884-2034
Alan W. Hodges, Ph.D.
Economic Analyst

Univeristy of Florida
Food & Resource Economics Dept.
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 392-5072
Loretta N. Satterthwaite M.S.
Senior Statistician

University of Florida
Mid Florida Research &
Education Center
Apopka, FL 32703
(407) 884-2034


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