I have never been a fan of the label “small business”. Why? Because there is NOTHING SMALL about running your own business! I know, I know, it’s used to refer to the size of the business in terms of sales and employees; but I really prefer calling us “unique businesses”. In my own experience with Noe Valley Bakery, running a successful business is a 7-day-a-week job and it takes a team of dedicated employees working tirelessly and staying motivated to keep it successful. Even after 20 years, we all are fighting hard to stay fresh and interesting, and meet our customer’s needs. Read more
A food business startup requires unique approach. In San Francisco this can sometimes be a daunting part of any business plan. Many food entrepreneurs start by cooking in their home. When they come to me, often their first question is, “How do I get my business legal in San Francisco?” This answer should be easy, but it isn’t. Many of our government websites have so much content that it is hard to decipher exactly what pertains to your exact situation. Creative business ideas require smart business planning to spur business growth.
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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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 […]