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Business Plans
Written By: Ben Visser

We offer comprehensive business plans to support applications for financing to financial institutions with accurate facts presented in a professionally accepted format.

A comprehensive and professional compiled Business plan increases you chances of success tremendously and could mean the difference between your new venture being successful or not .

Business plan to apply for financing for an olive orchard

The purpose of the business plan is support your application for financing to a financial institution with accurate facts presented in a professionally accepted format.A comprehensive and professional compiled Business plan like this would increase you chances of success tremendously and could mean the difference between it being accepted or rejected by financial institutions.

The business plan will address the following:

  • Who will apply for financing – the financial institutions evaluates their applications against information presented to them. An existing company or closed corporation will be more in favour to be granted a loan than a start-up company.
  • Financial institutions would appreciate the opportunity to finance a BEE initiative.
  • Accurate and up to date market information will be provided about the domestic and international olive oil markets and the opportunities they present.
  • A discussion on the critical success factors for farming with olive trees.
  • A detailed financial model will be provided that will include a summarized cash flow statement over a number of years.
  • Detail on the continued support you can expect from Olives South Africa.

A vast amount of information on olive farming can be obtained from our web site: under Orchard Management. This information is updated on a regular basis and is the most comprehensive online information base on olive farming for the benefit of South African farmers.

Prospective and existing olive farmers can also apply for further professional assistance on specific specialist topics such as:

  • Irrigation – layout and application.
  • Soil and Leaf analysis to recommend corrective fertilization options and optimum orchard layout.
  • General consultation on the establishment of the grove which will include information on the layout of the grove and the actual planting of trees.
  • Orchard maintenance – which will include specific training and demonstrations on pruning, general orchard maintenance and soil and leaf analysis in support of a healthy tree and improved crops.
  • The optimum harvesting approach.

These specialist services could be provided on-site at a fee to be calculated as follows:

  • Transport from and back to Hartswater at AA tariffs.
  • A trip of longer than 250 km from Hartswater will most probably result in an overnight stay. The cost of accommodation is for the client.
  • A typical on-site consultation session lasts for 4 hours. The tariff will be based on time spent at a rate of R600.00 per hour.

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Meet Ben Visser

Meet with Ben Visser a leader in the South African Olive Oil Industry. Ben has helped numerous people grow their olive-based businesses into prosperous ventures with his tried on proven methods.  


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