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"After working with Tim, we have a deeper understanding of our business operations and why it's important to adapt technology. We've evolved to fit the needs in today's market and our sales have doubled. We are more successful thanks to Tim & The Valley Sierra SBDC." - Lykele Miedema, CEO
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Miedema Inc., Modesto, CA

Miedema Inc., Began as a retail feed service for local dairies in the Central Valley. Lykele Miedema has 30+ years of dairy industry experience and offers a broad based knowledge stream of management, nutrition, profit maximizing and commodity acquisition. Kathy Miedema-Ray assisted with bookkeeping part-time and was looking to start a different business. Today they work as a successful team running Miedma Inc. and have grown to over $4 million in annual sales. After reviewing their business plans & goals with Tim, Miedema revised their business model and optimized operations. Today Mediema specializes in finding new feed products and identifying large purchase contracts that have retail/wholesaleprofit potential. Recently they hired two full-time and one part-time staff members (as well as one 1099 contractor) and are currently seeking more employee's. Their operation has doubled and they are continuing to grow. "I now see my business more as a sailing adventure. Setting course and the sails, but to keep the course you must trim your sails as the wind changes" - Lykele Miedema, CEO

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