• The Farmer's Office Goes Online! Access videos, webinars and forums all designed to help you better manage your business! Click here for more details and to register
  • 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
  • Now available at local bookstores and online.
  • 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.
  • When the City of Peabody acquired Tillie's Farm, they hired JSFC to help them develop a business model to increase access to healthy, affordable and local foods for Peabody residents.

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 a business or fine-tuning operations, we help our clients articulate their business strategy. With a clear vision, they 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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Writing a business plan? Looking for investors? Getting set up in QuickBooks? We’ve got the tools and templates you need, from planning a startup to growing your business.

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Whether you’re just starting out, or expanding your business to the next phase of growth, Julia Shanks Food Consulting can help you succeed. Click below to find out more about our services.

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Julia speaks about small business accounting, business planning and sustainability. Recent conferences include NY Veterans in Agriculture and Women in Sustainable Agriculture.

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