Maximizing Profits in your Business • November 8, 2017

Due to a death in the family of one of our major speakers, the November 8 meeting has been cancelled.

Maximizing Profits in your Business and Ideas to “Grow” your business • Education Program—for Growers and Retailers

Wednesday , November 8, 2017
D & D Farms, 32 Hudson Road, Stow, MA 01775

12 noon – 4:00 PM
Registration begins at 11:30, lunch provided at noon

Join us for a business management and ideas program for your business. Erin Pirro, Farm Business Consultant with Farm Credit East, will lead a two-hour interactive discussion on how to maximize profits in your business and 10+ ways to find $10,000 in your business. Diversifying your business to bring people in and income up. Panel and open discussion.


11:30 am Registration

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm 10+ Ways to Find $10,000 in Your Business. Erin Pirro, Farm Credit East

Topics will include: how to make your expense dollar go further, everything’s a tradeoff: How do you know it’s the right one?; Price taker or profit maker: what’s your perspective?; Manage margins crop by crop; Know your costs so you can price appropriately; What’s the right amount to grow?; Grow less and charge more; Managing shrink; and more.

1:50 pm Break

2:00 pm 10+ Ways to find 10,000 in your business—continued

2:50 pm Break

3 to 4:00 pm Diversifying your business to increase profitability: Interactive Panel Discussion

This is a panel and audience discussion of what wholesalers and retailers are doing to increase their business. In today’s environment growers need to find other markets for their product and retailers need to attract more customers in multiple ways to increase consumer traffic. We will show examples through a Chronicle WCVB-5 show highlighting some of our member farms. We will also have members showing what they have done to bring traffic to their businesses or for growers how they have diversified sales. We will create an ideas list that you can use to if any can fit into your business. Let’s all bring some ideas to this discussion.

This is our Fall MFGA Program that we put on in the off year of the Greenhouse Conference.