Business development

How to tell a compelling story about forests?

Purpose for stories

Once upon a time a young lady was sitting on a clearing in the middle of a beautiful old forest. Birds were singing and bees humming. The wind was moving the leafs slightly. She felt tired, her eyes shut and she started to dream. She dreamed that she was able to fly, she reached the top of the canopy and had a fabulous view over the entire forest landscape below. Her eyes drifted over the green surrounding when she suddenly saw something that changed her life forever!
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Forestry Sector Market Survey: Use of Forest Information Technologies & Marketing of Forestry Services and Products

We thank the survey participants for making this market study possible by providing valuable market insights and individual perspectives and experiences. The survey is published under a creative common license. This enables everyone to reuse and republish the report and the raw data.

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How to Find Impact Investors to Finance Your Sustainable Business

Guest Post by Marta Maretich, Chief Writer for Maximpact.com So, you’ve written the business plan. Congratulations! (And thanks to OpenForests for their useful guide to writing a business plan for a sustainable forestry enterprise.) Now you’re ready to look past the trees and focus on the forest - the wide world of impact investment. It’s time to go out and raise capital. But where do you start?
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Workshop: forest investment business plan

Overview Online practice session with Q&A | start: 16.09.2013 | location: Impact Forestry Forum Introductory article on the workshop: What should a successful business plan look like? Download: forest investment plan Manual for using the forum Forum policy We recommend to start the workshop with reading the introductory article, which provides...

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What should a successful business plan look like?

Theory and experiences of writing a forest investment business plan for sustainable forestry projects

Talking about forest investment business plans is a wide field. In this introduction, we focus on general components of the business plan, like goals, presentation formats, content and information quality. Prepared with these background information we present and discuss a real business plan in the practice session. This more specific discussion takes place at the Impact Forestry Forum. Find the business plan for download at the end of this article.
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