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What is break-even and viability for different food hub models?

March 19, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm


How much volume does it take for a food hub to be a viable business?

Food hub managers, funders, support organizations, economic development
commissions, planners, and investors are all asking this same question!

On one hand, this is an impossible question to answer with a single number
since there are diverse food hub models and management structures. And context
matters: the region of the country, urban vs. rural, and others.

This webinar will give you the tools to do your own analysis for your
particular hub. By peering into the operations and financial books of several
illustrative examples of different hypothetical hubs, we tease apart those
“magic numbers” – where each model reaches profitability, and true viability.
By using an approach based on hypothetical hubs, we can see how the finances
change as we adjust certain parameters.

Two of the best respected thinkers on US food hubs will give you the tools to
do your own analysis of food hub viability.

Panelists: Jim Barham, USDA ; James Matson, Matson Consulting


March 19, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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National Good Food Network

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