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.
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
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
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
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.”
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
I am a systems & finance expert that gives food people a better understanding of their operations and finances, helping them to grow and become more profitable. After running my own successful bakery for over 20 years, I’ve been called a “secret weapon,” acting as a support and an advisor while navigating the business side of life .
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- Don’t try to do it all yourselfJune 1, 2017 - 3:19 pm
The opening of a second location for the Noe Valley Bakery has been speeding along. Last month I shared a bit about securing funding and the process of getting a loan. But now that the money is in the bank, we’re starting to ask ourselves “What have we gotten ourselves into?” and “How are we […]
- Nuts and Bolts of Opening Our Second BakeryFebruary 24, 2017 - 12:03 am
Things have been progressing with our expansion of the Noe Valley Bakery to a second location. Last month I shared a bit about the process of getting our loan, and the options I discovered along the path of securing financing. But now, with the loan in the bank, our attention is turning from grand scale […]
- Lay The Foundation To a Great Small Business LoanNovember 20, 2016 - 5:22 pm
Raising money for a loan can feel both daunting and difficult. I should know — I’m in the middle of raising a round of investment for our second location Noe Valley Bakery West Portal Once we signed our new lease, the truth of what I had done sunk in: I had a very limited amount of time to […]