Fresh Start Market

Fresh Start Market

Fresh Start Market is a new concept to the local healthy food market. We specialize in food products that are all 100% locally grown, raised, or produced throughout all of New England and using all natural ingredients.

The shift towards locally produced healthy foods has increased dramatically in the last 10 years and many New England towns host weekly farmers’ markets to meet this demand. The town of Franklin joins other country-wide marketplaces that offer consumers a limited outdoor, seasonal shopping experience to purchase locally raised, grown, and produced healthy foods. Fresh S...

Min investment
$100
Amount raised
$27,250
Goal
$50K-$150K
Days Left
0
Location
Franklin, MA

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Security Type
Revenue Sharing
Revenue Sharing is a form of lending that involves sharing revenue from the business with investors as return on their investment. It is often a fixed percentage of revenue and you are paid until you earn a total return on your investment.
Industry
General
Filed
November 20, 2020
Expires
February 03, 2021
Deal Structure

If you invest $100, the business agrees to share a portion of their revenue until you have been repaid$160. They will owe you this amount by 10/1/2028, regardless of revenue.

Use of Proceeds

  • Space Buildout: $31,000
  • Equipment: $30,000
  • Operating Capital: $80,000
  • Mainvest Compensation: $9,000

Management

Bonnie Corso
Founder/Owner
Bonnie has a vision. In her 35 years of working in and owning restaurants, supply chain management, warehousing and distribution, retail and marketing, and most recently operations, one finds that she is very versed and well-rounded key player in the food industry. As a highly motivated hands on entrepreneur, she has started and owned both her own restaurant and distribution company. She has spent the last 6 years building towards opening Fresh Start Market and bringing her dream to life. While working as a operations manager for a food distributor, she used her experience from owning her own distribution company, Corso Distributors, to provided her the skills and knowledge to succeed in her industry. As the founder of Corso Distributors, along with her husband, Mark, she met many food producers throughout New England and was able to get many of their products out from behind the farmer's market stall and into retail grocery stores. She has built personal relationships with the producers and is passionate about using their products for herself and her family. It has been her mission to bring all of these great New England products under one roof and opening a grocery store has been her target. As a former restaurant owner, she is able to create healthy nourishing foods from scratch and is able to cater to many food lifestyles such as vegetarian and keto to accommodate her customer's needs. Bonnie is a highly organized individual with a strong focus on the finance side of her business. She prides herself on her ability to make and maintain strong relationships. 

Mark Corso
Managing Partner
Mark shares in the vision that is Fresh Start Market. Mark has over 35 years experience in food service distribution and retail sales. Mark spent over 30 years working in sales for a well-known provisions distributor often wearing many hats which allowed him to have hands on experience not only in sales, but warehousing and distribution. Mark, along with his wife Bonnie, owned and operated the restaurant in which they met, as well as being a partner in their distribution company Corso Distributors which allowed Mark to use his knowledge and skills to grow the company and acquire many grocery chain accounts. Mark is most recently a manager in a grocery store overseeing the deli, meat, and seafood departments as well as managing employees and daily routine activities. Mark has a strong background in retail sales, cooking, customer service, product acquisition, managing, and business ownership. As a grocery store manager, Mark was able to increase company percentages in his departments over 85% in expected sales. Mark has a great rapport with customers and vendors and is a valuable asset to the Fresh Start Market team.

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