Spring. The Season of Growth?

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Spring has sprung.We are shaking off the last remnants of the bitter (and very wet) winter t...

Spring has sprung.

We are shaking off the last remnants of the bitter (and very wet) winter that seemed never to end. But alas! Spring is here!

With an extra hour of daylight, flowers beginning to bloom, and warmer weather, all signs point that spring growth is on the way. All the hard work you and your team have put in during the winter months will finally start developing and giving you a glimpse of what’s to come. But the graft isn’t over yet! The spring months are possibly the most important as this is when you are focusing on nurturing. So, how are you doing this?

Are you increasing your marketing efforts? Are you increasing your sales activity? Are you focusing on your client relationships? Are you revamping your brand?

Whatever it is that you are doing, it matters! The effort that you put in and where you put it, could mean the difference between a strong growth period and trying to catch up to your competitors.

Our advice? Think about it like farming. Successful farming involves a series of processes that are carefully planned, executed, and managed to ensure optimal results. For example:



  • Successful farming begins with thorough planning. Farmers must consider factors such as land selection, crop selection, market demand, and available resources. They create a crop rotation plan to maintain soil fertility and minimize pest and disease pressure. Additionally, farmers develop budgets, timelines, and contingency plans to guide their operations. Sound familiar?


Soil Preparation:

  • Before planting, farmers prepare the soil to create an optimal environment for crop growth. This may involve ploughing, harrowing, and tilling to loosen the soil and remove weeds. In business, we may put team members on training courses, change or add responsibilities depending on the needs of the business, or even bring on a new member who can provide a fresh approach.



  • Planting involves sowing seeds or transplanting seedlings into the prepared soil. Farmers must consider factors such as seed spacing, planting depth, and timing to ensure optimal germination and growth. As a concept, planting is quite simple. However, the strategy and planning behind it often doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. These are intentional steps that your business should consider carefully to ensure that you are planning the growth of your business.


 Crop Care and Maintenance:

  • Throughout the growing season, farmers must provide ongoing care and maintenance to their crops. Timely interventions and proactive management practices help ensure healthy crop development and yield potential. This is arguably the most important step. We often push campaigns or drive sales activity; however, those processes need nurturing to yield success. These changes depend on the business and what the goal is, but one thing is true no matter what – nurturing the ‘crop’ is a must.



  • Harvesting is the culmination of the farming process, where crops are harvested at the peak of maturity for optimal quality and yield. Proper harvesting techniques help minimise losses and preserve crop quality during handling and storage. How are you ‘harvesting’ your leads? Do you have a solid process for following up with clients new and existing? A better question may be, is this being actioned?


Market Analysis and Marketing:

  • Successful farmers conduct market analysis to identify trends, demand patterns, and pricing dynamics in the agricultural market. Effective marketing efforts help farmers maximise profitability and optimise returns on their investments. What is the purpose of all your hard work if there isn’t proof at the end if it did or didn’t work? If you are not measuring your marketing efforts – start now!


Continuous Learning and Adaptation:

  • Successful farming requires a commitment to continuous learning and adaptation. Farmers, like business owners, stay informed about advancements in technology, best practices, and industry trends. By attending workshops, conferences, and extension programs you can enhance your knowledge and skills. Staying informed on what’s happening in the market can allow you to stay one step ahead to provide a first-class service to your clients.


While farming and business may operate in different realms, the fundamental principles that govern their success are remarkably similar.

Successful farming involves a holistic approach that integrates planning, implementation, and management of various processes to achieve sustainable agricultural production and economic viability. Whether tending to crops in the field or nurturing a startup in the boardroom, the journey towards success requires diligence, perseverance, and a deep understanding of the factors that influence growth and prosperity.


So, grab your spade and shears and let’s get farming!