Green Hasson Janks Partner Donald Snyder, head of our Food and Beverage Practice, was quoted in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual Food and Beverage Roundtable Discussion.

‘Make sure you have a business plan and you can demonstrate the steps you’ve taken to meet your goals. Early-stage food and beverage businesses should be relatively simple organizations in which the owner is the main manager. At this stage, innovation, proof of concept, and sample or batch runs (even trial runs) should have occurred. Owners should be able to speak clearly to how they have or will obtain customers and how they will deliver products and services. It’s also important to be out there meeting people.’ – Donald Snyder

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Read more to see what he had to say about the current state of the food and beverage industry,