Matson Consulting

Recent Publications

Running a Food Hub: A Business Operations Guide

Running a Food Hub: Lessons Learned from the Field

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Recent Presentations

"Buying Local?"

“The Million Dollar Question: What is break-even and viability for different food hub models?”

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Our Services
Business Planning
  • Conducting feasibility studies
  • Developing written business plans
  • Designing organizational structure
  • Creating successful business strategies
  • Initiating New Generation Cooperatives, Limited Liability Companies, S-Corporations, and Partnerships
  • Identifying potential capital and financial resources

Grant Faciliation
  • Identifying sources for grants
  • Writing and reviewing grant proposals
  • Recommending providers of professional services
  • Managing grants - application through closeout
  • Evaluating progress and effectiveness

Financial Analysis
  • Determining project equity requirements
  • Conducting sensitivity, risk, and cash-flow analyses
  • Preparing financial business models
  • Calculating economic returns
  • Present business projections to financial institutions

Market Analysis
  • Creating marketing plans to guide business initiatives
  • Developing surveys
  • Conducting market research
  • Preparing new products for market entry
  • Identifying marketing strategies
  • Analyzing competitor's market position

Training Workshops
  • Training for Boards of Directors and shareholders
  • Facilitating strategic planning workshops
  • Developing/conducting employee training programs
  • Creating programs to foster teamwork and productivity


Matson Consulting, LLC

Our mission at Matson Consulting is to offer business expertise that enables rural business to succeed in their ventures. After Matson Consulting was formed in 2001, our long-term success has helped us provide valuable expertise in the areas most important to you and your business.

Areas of expertise include:

How We Work

We like to think of ourselves as a partner rather than simply business consultants. By building a lasting, long-term relationship, we maintain and open work environment and assist you every step of the way.

We understand your individual so we tailor our approach to make you more successful. Whether big or small, we take a personal interest in each project.We believe in the motto that “when one door closes, another opens” and with that in mind, we work to provide more than just yes or no answers.

Find out more about Matson Consulting.


Matson Consulting
P.O. Box 661
Aiken, South Carolina 29802
Phone: 803.233.7134
Fax: 803.233.7938