You have a great, unique product.
It doesn’t matter where you are in your timeline, whether you have a seed of an idea, your business is emerging, or you are focused on growth, you have one question in mind: How do I grow from here?
That’s where Good to Grow comes in. We have helped literally hundreds of companies launch, grow and expand products and brands both physically and geographically. With our business courses, coaching, mentoring and financial advisory services, we can meet you wherever you are in your business — and coach you to that next level.
Andrea Gray-Grant – Sales, Marketing and Operations Specialist
Andrea understands every step of a food processor’s journey — the detailed government regulations, the grocery store sector, bankers, endless hours of production, and the physical and emotional challenges of being an entrepreneur — which gives her strength in nurturing new and emerging food businesses.
One might wonder how she developed such a breadth of experience. Well, Andrea started in the natural and organic food industry more than 25 years ago. During her successful sales and marketing career, she launched products in every area of the store. And, managed sales forces — internal and external — across Canada and the U.S.
Andrea even launched her own idea — Tarragon Foods. Her emerging business built a manufacturing plant, and as part of her growth strategy she went on to manage and co-pack for other local food businesses.
Teaching, coaching and mentoring local BC food and beverage businesses was a natural fit for Andrea. And so, for more than 7 years, she has been fuelling her passion and momentum by helping hundreds of companies in realizing their dreams through her own experience as a food business owner and processor.
Yan-Yan Lee – Financial Specialist
Yan-Yan knows the ins and outs of finance. She’s an insightful coach and mentor when it comes to one of the most challenging parts of a food processor’s decision-making process — money.
With growth objectives in mind, she conducts performance analysis in operations and financial processes. And encourages financial analysis, reporting, budgeting, forecasting and financial modelling as a heathy business strategy.
As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) — with over 20 years of professional financial experience — Yan-Yan has lead project management teams toward development of policies and procedures.
Yan-Yan is passionate about helping food processors and producers translate financial strategies into everyday operations.
Daphne I. Tsai – Product Development and Marketing Specialist
Daphne’s unique and comprehensive background give a global perspective on situations and a creative approach when working through projects and challenges.
Daphne’s global perspective and creative approach to finding solutions for food processors is essential to working through intensive projects and challenging business problems.
Daphne has taken her skills and knowledge as a multi-disciplinary food scientist and marketer to the production lines of many well-known brands, like Lipton, Hampton House, So Nice Beverage, Sunrise, Daiya Foods and Enwave Corporation.
Daphne is fascinated with creating processes and improving food products. And, she uses her experience, enthusiasm and innovative mindset to encourage processors to work on product development, plant safety and operations, packaging as a marketing tool, branding, project management and so much more.