Resources for Growing a Successful Organic Business Career
By Jennifer Chait, About.com Guide
Launching into an organic career or growing a successful organic farm or other organic business isn't always easy, but the following resources can help. Gain knowledge about organic jobs, training options, organic certification, record keeping and finance management. Develop diversification strategies that will keep your business fresh and competitive. Work on merchandising, marketing and promotion, plus learn how you can offer top-notch customer service and consumer education about organics.
- Why Pursue an Organic Career?
- Types of Organic Jobs
- Training for an Organic Career
- Organic Job Search
- Run an Organic Farm
Why Pursue an Organic Career?
Organic jobs and annual organic profits are growing at a quick pace, making a career in the organic industry a solid choice.
- Organic Industry Profits are Growing Fast
- Conventional Farming is on the Decline
- Organic Retailers Seeing More Success
- Organics Can Protect the Planet
Types of Organic Jobs
From food production to distribution to hot new restaurants to science labs, organic jobs are popping up everywhere.
Training for an Organic Career
It takes more than wishes or a great idea to start an organic career. Training is crucial if you want a successful organic career. Luckily, you have many training options.
Organic Job Search
Looking for an organic job is easier than ever, especially if you get organized.
Run an Organic Farm
Farmers who break into niche areas, such as organics, have a great shot at a productive career. However, it takes more than seed and soil to run a successful organic farm.
- Sell Organic Goods to Local Restaurants
- Do You Need an Organic Distributor?
- CSA Management Software
- Are Organic Seeds Necessary for Crops?
Run an Organic Ranch
As consumer demand for organic meat increases, organic ranchers will see more profits, but organic livestock rules can be tricky to follow, so stay up to date to stay successful.
Organic Retail Operations
Learn about NOP rules and other issues that may affect organic products and handling at your retail establishment.
- Do Retail Operations Have to be Certified?
- An Organic Retailer's Guide to Recalls
- Organic Handling Practices for Retailers
- Organic Product Promotion
- PLU or UPC Codes for Organics
Run an Organic Restaurant
Organic restaurants have their share of ups and downs, but can see success. Learn more about issues that matter if you're serving up organics at your food establishment.
- Do Restaurants Need to be Certified?
- Organic Restaurant Pros
- Organic Restaurant Challenges
- Organic Restaurant Promotions
Organic Handler Career Advice
Organic handlers, processors, manufacturers and many other players in organic business help organics move easily through the supply chain, but also have must-know issues that affect their work.