• Life Alive needed to articulate their business strategy to take them to the next stage of growth. Together, we put together a business plan and investment package which attracted the right partners.
  • City Growers revitalizes underused city lots into productive urban farms. We partnered with The Carrot Project to help City Growers refine their business model for their next stage of growth.Photo by Maureen White
  • Higher Ground has been relentless and creative in pursuing their dream to open the world’s second largest rooftop farm. We helped them align their business strategy with their capital needs so they could start farming in 2013. Photo by Maureen White
  • When Cuisine en Locale, Boston’s farm-to-table catering company, expanded into a new space, they needed systems to better manage their finances. We’re developing their business by setting up their financial tools.
  • Join authors Julia Shanks and Brett Grohsgal on April 4, 2016 as they celebrate the release of The Farmers Market Cookbook. Click here for more details.

Growing change with food and agriculture entrepreneurs

Julia Shanks Food Consulting works with food and agricultural entrepreneurs to help them achieve and maintain financial sustainability. Whether launching a new venture, growing your business or fine-tuning operations, we help our clients articulate their business strategy. With a clear vision, you can obtain financing, streamline operations and maximize profits. How can we help you?

We believe:

  • A business can be both financially and ecologically sustainable.
  • Numbers tell a story and effective bookkeeping is the backbone of understanding your business, sharing your story and managing your growth.
  • With the right tools and coaching, even the most math-phobic entrepreneurs can manage by the numbers.

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