The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to welcome the newest addition to our coaches, Jim Verzino, and are happy to add his skill and expertise to our resources!
Jim is the founder and President of Food Creators Financial, LLC; a bookkeeping, accounting, and outsourced CFO firm for food businesses. Jim performs CFO services such as sales forecasting, business planning, cash flow management, fundraising, and pitch preparation for early and mid-stage food businesses. He also manages a staff of accountants and bookkeepers that are experts in the value-added food and restaurant businesses.
Prior to starting his current business Jim was the founding Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) for Windham Grows, a food business accelerator, he worked very closely with 59 food entrepreneurs over three years. Those 59 businesses created 60 new jobs and increased sales by 40%.
He also helped six of those entrepreneurs raise $2.2 million in outside funding.
Under his direction, Windham Grows won the 2019 Innovation and Inspiration Award from the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.
He, in conjunction with the management team, raised and oversaw over one-million dollars ($855,000 cash and $250,000 in-kind services) to start and maintain Windham Grows.
Topics: Support for Food Businesses: bookkeeping, accounting, sales forecasting, business planning, cash flow management, fundraising, and pitch preparation