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Per O Fernqvist
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Meeting Preference: In Person, Phone, Video

Languages: English, Swedish

How I Can Help You

Per want to help you to start or grow your food business and assist with anything packaging, printing and all aspects of creating a profitable business. Areas of expertise include finance, human resources, accounting, sales and marketing and how to sell a B2B business. I started and managed all aspects of Fernqvist Labeling Solutions, a manufacture/converter/printer of labels. The business grew over the past 28 years to 22 employees and 4 million in revenue. We supplied a wide variety of customers nationally from food manufacturers, wineries, plant nurseries, medical device companies to retail stores and resellers of labels and related supplies such as ribbons, ink, thermal and color label printers. The business was successfully sold in 2017 and continues to operate. Prior experiences include distribution of food products, POS software and store fixtures and I have worked in a supermarkets various departments. Food Service, Printing, Packaging, Labels, B2B, HR, Sales, Marketing, Financing, Funding, OSHA, Manufacturing, Licenses, Permits, Trade shows, Supplements, Sales tax, Shipping, Leases, Store fixtures,

Areas of Expertise

  • Bookkeeping
  • Budgeting
  • Business Plan
  • Business Structure
  • Cash Flow
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Literacy
  • Franchising
  • Funding/Loans
  • Human Resources
  • Management & Operations
  • Marketing
  • Pricing
  • Product Development
  • Sales
  • Strategy Development

Industry Experience

  • Accounting & Tax Services
  • Advertising, Design, & Marketing
  • Agriculture
  • Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
  • Food & Beverage
  • Forestry
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
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