The site of the Ethiopian Business Development Services Network will be of great value to Ethiopian businesses, but also contains some information that would be of interest to any entrepreneur considering a food processing business.
In particular it has a detailed section on costing with a focus on fixed and variable costs, price setting [...]
In the current economic conditions, controlling the cost of production becomes important. This simple image just serves to remind us that its not always the most obvious costs that are important.
from: Food Processing e-reader (click image for full story online)
This is a simple PI graph of the total cost of [...]
In an interview with green2tech
from: Earth2Tech (click image for full story online)
Jeff Broin of ethanol producer Poet said the following
8). In the great debate over how much corn ethanol is affecting food prices, what do you think about some newer reports that have said biofuels have [...]
The second way I think we can use Web 2.0 to develop food processing enterprises in Africa (see post on first tool) is to use cloud based spreadsheets to support some of the mechanical parts of enterprise management.
The first of these I offer is Version 1 of an enterprise calculator.
spreadsheet by [...]
I hope this is not becoming too much of a biofuels blog, but I found this very interesting and was particularly struck by how a quick calculation can bring insight – maybe we need to to this more often in food processing!
While the “energy cost of ethanol” is much more difficult to calculate, the [...]