How Saraveza Owner Sarah Pederson Found New Freedom

Fisher customer Saraveza Tavern

After almost 7 years of hard work and being the go-to girl for everything that needed to get done at her popular North Portland shop, Sarah Pederson needed a break.

Sarah already had staff in place, but she had never hired anyone who could fill her shoes if needed. Saraveza, her bottle shop and pasty tavern, had seen continual growth and success since the doors opened in October of 2008, but the business organizational structure had not grown with it.​

Fisher Business Management was brought in to help in three key areas:

​As the processes were beginning to function, the owners of Bunk were able to plainly see what was happening within the business, and were able to make changes. Some of the major movements have been:

  • Bring back the fun of the business by removing day to day general management tasks from the owners plate.
  • Allow Sarah to take more time off
  • Make sure the business can pay for any new positions created, such as a General Manager

Within just 7 Months of hiring Fisher Business Management, Sarah was able to take a full three weeks off from her business!

She could rest easy knowing that she had someone at her bottle shop whose only job was to make sure things ran smoothly. This was made possible by making some strategic organizational changes, cleaning up employees job descriptions, creating a job description for a General Manager, and then hiring the perfect candidate.

With a goal of obtaining more personal freedom, I was able to become less of a ‘manager’ and more of an ‘owner’ in 7 months. With Fisher’s help, this change has left my staff feeling more supported and empowered. Thanks to Barb Fisher, my business has made huge business strides in regards to structure, finances and overall morale.Sarah Pederson Owner | Saraveza Tavern

About the Author Barb Fisher

Barb is the CEO of Fisher Bookkeeping, an outsourced bookkeeping consultancy that provides small businesses with a full-service financial department. Her favorite aspect of work is to break down the accounting to meaningful bits, so entrepreneurs can make a powerful difference in their own business. She's also a power lifter (squat: 215, DL: 270).