Great Greens Farm Market
We were seeing great sales, but not the profits. BDC’s Advisory Services team helped us determine exactly where we were losing money so we could make rapid changes in our business and improve our bottom line!
Elevating the level of health in the community by providing food that is straight from the farm to your fork.
About the company
Offers farm fresh and local produce, dairy, baked goods, grocery, frozen items, meats, deli, seafood, and more, with gluten-free and organic options. Also has a café and a garden centre.
Location: Cowichan Bay, British Columbia Industry: Specialty grocery store
Despite healthy sales, this rapidly growing company was struggling to manage its profitability and needed to identify the areas of the business that were contributing to or harming its bottom line. As well, the business lacked insight into direct costs attributed to various product lines, which was negatively impacting profits.
BDC provided its Advanced Financial Management service, improving on costing and profitability. Following an assessment of the company’s business and financing goals, BDC’s team worked very closely with the owner to design processes and tools to strengthen the firm’s financial capabilities and provide hands-on training to use the tools effectively.
- Improved gross margins significantly within five months with potential for even greater profit control
- Revealed areas of business that were a detriment to profitability
- Created income statements for each department
- Created a cash flow analysis tool
- Reduced costs in targeted business lines
- Improved cash flow to invest in growth
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