Get Fresh San Diego
Kim’s business had been growing slowly but steadily, and when it came time for her to expand, she came to Pacific Community Ventures where we paired her with advisor Diana Mills from Union Bank.
Founded by entrepreneur Kim Neush, Get Fresh delivers fresh, healthy individually-packaged meals to homes or offices once per week in the San Diego, CA area. They make it easy for folks in offices or at jobs sites, seniors, and new parents to eat a healthy lunch or dinner despite a busy schedule. They source their produce from local, organic farms at peak season and are as socially responsible as possible by recycling, packaging in reusable containers and limiting waste.
Kim’s business had been growing slowly but steadily, and when it came time for her to expand, she came to Pacific Community Ventures where we paired her with advisor Diana Mills from Union Bank. Kim had hoped to move into her own commercial kitchen – she shared a kitchen, and getting her own was the next major step in growing her company – but it seemed completely out of reach financially.
Diana worked with Kim on her books, and helped her understand where she was, and what her options were. Diana also coached Kim through what banks and other lenders look for when it comes to financing and investment. Following her advising, Kim looked off the beaten path and ended up finding a space to rent and renovate, along with a property owner who believes in her vision.
“I didn’t really know where to start and didn’t think that I would qualify for financing,” Kim said, “But Diana has helped me figure it out. Knowing that someone else is taking their time to help you, makes you feel accountable.” With the lease signed and the new kitchen space on its way, Diana and Kim have started working together toward the next step, finding and financing new restaurant equipment, and sourcing some used equipment.
Now, Kim and Get Fresh are in a great place, and she’s set to double her business this year. If you’re in the San Diego area, check Get Fresh out!