Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-up

Title

Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-up

Series Title

Iowa Food Hub

Number

LF 5

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Publication Date:

6-2015

Description

For food hubs, or businesses that aggregate and distribute local food, limited funds can be a barrier to growth. If food hub managers pay close attention to cash flow, however, they can grow their business using the income generated by the business itself, and reduce the need for grants or loans in the start-up phase. This publication explains the idea of cash flow and how food hub managers can use it to their advantage, drawing on the real-world experiences of Iowa Food Hub.

Keywords:

Community Economic Development, Consumer and Financial Management, Leopold Center, Economics

Campus Units

Economics, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Department

Economics; Leopold Center

Disciplines:

Agricultural and Resource Economics | Agricultural Economics | Economics

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