How I can help you

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Food industry
  • My background is in Sales, Marketing and General Management
    • food, dairy and beverage products
  • I am familiar with local manufacturing options: AZ Cottage Food Program; commercial kitchens; co-packing
  • I enjoy helping clients with:
    • initial feasability studies
    • sales and marketing ideas - developing a unique selling proposition/USP - differentiating your company from the competition
    • product development; purchasing; manufacturing
    • government regulations appliable to the food business
    • getting customers and keeping them
    • correctly pricing the product or service - and then collecting the amount that's been invoiced
  • Current activities:
    • Subject Matter Expert - Food Industry - SCORE Phoenix chapter
    • Past President/VP Membership - the Caledonian Society of AZ, of a Non-Profit 501[c]3 organization which puts on the annual Phoenix Scottish Highland Games
  • I help SCORE clients in the following areas, Food-related:
    • Business Plans and Business Analysis,
    • Sales Strategy (Profitable Revenue Generation); and Competitive Analysis,
    • Cost Reduction and Efficiency Improvements,
    • Mergers & Acquisitions, and Exit Strategies.
  • I am available Tuesdays and Wednesdays for co-mentoring on-line sessions -  [Zoom or Google Meets]; Telephone; Email

Areas of Expertise

  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing & Industrial

Education

  • Diploma In Business Administration/Marketing - Ryerson University, Toronto, ON Canada;  
  • MBA - University of Indianapolis - Indianapolis,
  • Graduate - International Management Program - IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Graduate - American Management Association Certificate Program - New York City, NY
  • Graduate - Marketing Management Institute - University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Don Finch

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video