Alameda County SBDCOakland, CA

“Fare Resources helped us develop from a concept to a business.”

Marissa Guggiana & Tia Harrison

BACKGROUND
The Butcher's Guild is a fraternity of meat professionals bound to create a support system for our industry.

We focus on education and camaraderie to achieve a communal goal: a network of successful, skilled, independent butchers all across the country!

We are a member organization, focused on education.

CHALLENGES
Our main problem, which continues to be an issue, is that we haven't figured out a viable revenue stream for the business. Memberships are not adequate. We are working on product development and educational programs in the hopes of establishing steady income.

ACTIONS
We worked on establishing the company with an SBDC Business Advisor. We were at the very beginning stages of development, so we focused on the business plan, model and structure, even the basics of how to accept members and process their memberships.

RESULTS
We have gone from 0 to 70 members in less than a year, we have an established structure and growth model and we understand how to explain and market ourselves.

Apply Now

It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.
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Funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Governors Office for Business and Economic Development, and other private and public partners;  and nationally accredited by the association of SBDCs.