Financial Management – Why You Can’t Delegate It 100% Control What Is Most Important

One thing that I see over and over as a food business consultant is most food entrepreneurs hate doing their finances. Most would love to delegate financial management of their business that deal with money and spreadsheets to someone else, so they can simply focus on creating.

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Control Your Artisan Food Business Command Your Business Instead of Just Running It

Managing an Artisan Food Business can be difficult and requires great business ideas. But guiding my clients through the confusion and overwhelm to show them how to take control of their business is incredibly rewarding. I love watching their “ah-ha moments” when they suddenly understand something critical to their finances that empowers them to take ownership of their business.

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Establish Financial Support Business Management to improve margins

I really like Quickbooks for my business accounting because it is the standard bearer in accounting right now and anyone that you choose to work with will be familiar with it.  Quickbooks has an online version that is very good and designed to be used by non-accounting types like us.  I love it because you can be talking to your bookkeeper and she or he can be looking at the file at the same time you are.   Read more

How My Profits Increased How I made more money at Noe Valley Bakery

Here’s the fourth installment of my series, “Where’s My Money Going?” In this series, I methodically searched my artisan food business, the Noe Valley Bakery” to find a “money leak” we had, and I spent the last three posts patching them up and increasing profits.  I documented my process so you can join me in examining your own business and keep more of your profits in your pocket. Read more

Monthly Inventory Is Key Inventory Gives Financial Clarity For Your Food Business

Here’s the third installment of my series Where’s My Money Going? In this series, I am finding the money leaks at my artisan food business, Noe Valley Bakery and patching them up.  I am documenting my process so you can join me in examining your own business and keep more of your profits in your pocket.

In the first installment, I focused on comparing two months—one that was profitable, and one that wasn’t.  In the second installment, I taught you how to use subcategories on your P&L to create reports that give you more information when there is a problem. In this installment I will show you another tool to make your Profit and loss tell you everything you need to know without having to do extra research. Read more

Master Your Business SEE NUMBERS AS YOUR BEST FRIEND

I am a food person. I live and breathe food, and I had to follow my heart (and belly) so that’s what I did. In the process, the food business chose me.

Dad…I’m going to work in a cheese shop.”

This is what I told my dad after graduating college with a degree in economics. Read more
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Food Business Management Analyze Your P & L To Increase Food Business Profits

Food business management from an expert food business consultant can help your food business succeed. Profit and loss is the difference between being a successful food business, or a food business in chaos. Here’s the second installment of my series Where’s My Money Going? In this series, I am finding the money leaks at my artisan food business, Noe Valley Bakery and patching them up.  I am documenting my process so you can join me in examining your own business to improve your profit and loss statement with effective strategic management. Read more