5 Simple Steps for Building Your Profit Support Team
Effective food business owners know when to delegate the tasks they dread, and they know when to seek professional help in the areas where they are unaware or uninformed. I learned these lessons the hard way, but you don’t have to. I am passionate about teaching small business owners how to ask for and find the help they need to increase food business profits.
Get a great bookkeeper and CPA
These people pay for themselves over and over again. Besides, most of us just don’t have the time or skills to do this work accurately. Find a CPA
Hire a payroll service to do your payroll and tax filings
This is some of the best money you can spend. It is a waste of time to do it yourself and nobody wants to deal with an IRS audit. Hire a payroll service
Get advice from someone that has done it before
Find someone who has hired the co-packer, expanded a food business, launched a new product line, or done what you are looking to do. They can save you time, money and help you increase your chances of successful food business consultant
Get a labor attorney
When you have employees complications can arise and it’s important and helpful to get expert advice when things don’t go well. Find a Labor Lawyer
Use your local free or low cost resources
There are many organizations designed to help food business owners. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have:
- The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) which is funded by the US Government and located on the Dominican University of California Campus. Here business owners can get free consulting on a variety of topics from experts who have experience. They also offer many workshops on topics like writing a business plan, keeping your books, hiring your first employee, etc. There are SBDC’s in all 50 states, so look for one in your area.
You are an expert too! Every small business owner has his/her own wisdom to share and I invite you to join me and other passionate professional food people in the Launch Facebook Community. I will regularly share tips and resources from my 30+ years of running a food business.
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