The Agribusiness Incubator Program (AIP) helps new and existing agribusinesses take their company to the next level through our varied business experience, proven methodologies, and access to resources that address the needs of agribusinesses.
We will help agribusinesses form a solid foundation for their growth plans, by:
Our consultants come from some of the largest consulting, accounting, finance and outsourcing firms in the world and can apply their knowledge, experience, and skills to address agribusiness management issues.
We assist agribusinesses with business strategy and planning, helping them to define, focus, and achieve their goals. AIP consultants leverage their experience in the areas of accounting, technology, financial systems, process improvement, inventory, distribution, and financing and utilize proven project management methodologies, to help agribusinesses reduce risk while increasing the effectiveness of the projects they undertake.
We strongly believe that solid accounting practices and relevant, understandable accounting information is central to helping businesses make wise financial and operational decisions.
AIP consultants assist clients with establishing accounting systems that provide consistent, accurate, and timely financial statements, and help clients understand their financial performance by comparing their numbers to industry standard ratios. We can then determine appropriate financing needs and match them with the best funding source.
Whether dealing with federal grants or subsidized loans, AIP will utilize business relationships to assist clients with applications, development of business plans and proposals, and the completion of required forms.
Additional areas of financial assistance would include determining: Cost of production; Most profitable products; Return on investment; etc.
In our experience, the average agribusiness is more adept at growing than selling their products. AIP can assist these businesses with market/feasibility research for new or existing products, developing a business case for value-added products, and with general marketing strategy (branding, positioning, etc.).
We can also assist with establishing an Internet presence for the agribusiness clients, increasingly the preferred method of communication amongst businesses and particularly in direct-to-consumer business.
AIP’s relationships with a variety of State agencies and sales/distribution channels can open new doors for increasing the sales and reach of agribusiness products.
In addition, AIP is involved in community-wide efforts to expand the markets for agricultural and value-added products.
Through our relationships with the faculty and staff in the University of Hawaii system and relevant industry, AIP is able to assist clients in identifying resources that can address technical farming issues such as disease, product feasibility, and other farm related technologies and techniques.
Additionally, AIP consultants have extensive backgrounds in Process Improvement and can effectively review current production practices and encourage continuous improvement.