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Jim Bittner States Biggest Challenge Is Knowing when To Walk Away From a Bad Decision

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  • Date Added : 11/19/2004
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Jim Bittner

  • Owner, Singer Farms
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1958 (Age: 62 years old)
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
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Biography

Jim Bittner is a partner in Singer Farms. In addition, he serves as President and General Manager of the operation. Singer Farms is a fruit farm which produces apples, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries and other smaller specialty fruit items.

Jim Bittner is a graduate of Cornell University.

I'm always taking these risks. Looking at something and saying well you know, it's a good idea. Let's invest five, $10,000 in this project. And let's see what we can do. But the trick is knowing when to pull the plug and say this is not going to work. And walk away and call it an experience. ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Jim Bittner videos

Video 1 of 28 Jim Bittner Provides Background on Singer Farms and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 28 sec.
Video 2 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Starting Career As Partner on Dairy Farm
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 7 sec.
Video 3 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision To Move Into Fruit Farming
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 38 sec.
Video 4 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision To Rent 100 Acres of Apples
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 42 sec.
Video 5 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision To Enter Partnership and Create Singer Farms
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 16 sec.
Video 6 of 28 Jim Bittner Shares Thoughts on Free Trade and Product Mix
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 5 min. 35 sec.
Video 7 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Opening On-Farm Winery
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 47 sec.
Video 8 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision To Produce Peaches
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 3 min. 41 sec.
Video 9 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision To Rent Rather Than Own Land
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 35 sec.
Video 10 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Management Responsibilities at Singer Farms
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 31 sec.
Video 11 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision To Bring In Management Consultant For Winery Idea
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 4 min. 4 sec.
Video 12 of 28 Jim Bittner Shares Thoughts on Risk, Threat of Hail and Insurance
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 4 min. 54 sec.
Video 13 of 28 Jim Bittner States Product Diversification Helps To Manage Risk
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 10 sec.
Video 14 of 28 Jim Bittner States One Strength Is Openness To Try Anything Once
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 3 min. 42 sec.
Video 15 of 28 Jim Bittner Shares Thoughts on Marketing and Customers
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/04
  • Jim Bittner
  • 3 min. 22 sec.
Video 16 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses How Singer Farms Caters To Customers
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 55 sec.
Video 17 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Importance of Face-to-Face Customer Contact
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/04
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 54 sec.
Video 18 of 28 Jim Bittner Shares Examples of Developing Customer Relationships
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 3 min. 19 sec.
Video 19 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision Making at Singer Farms
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 36 sec.
Video 20 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Desire For Larger Management Team
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 45 sec.
Video 21 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Bad Decision Made To Grow Hops on Farm
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 3 min. 14 sec.
Video 22 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Family
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 46 sec.
Video 23 of 28 Jim Bittner States Land and Soils Are Competitive Advantage For Singer Farms
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 4 min. 2 sec.
Video 24 of 28 Jim Bittner States Risk Taking Is A Big Deal
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 21 sec.
Video 25 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Experimenting With Retail Store
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 4 sec.
Video 26 of 28 Jim Bittner States Biggest Challenge Is Knowing when To Walk Away From a Bad Decision
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 5 sec.
Video 27 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses New York Cherry Co-Op
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 3 min. 33 sec.
Video 28 of 28 Jim Bittner States Importance To Co-op Success Is Staying Focused
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 7 sec.

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