Medford, Oregon



We crafted a business plan and strategy that resulted in securing the financing to start my business.

Melissa Jones-Hanscom, Owner

Medford, OR

Having had careers in general contracting, management, and food service, Melissa Jones-Hanscom decided it was time to combine her creative and management skills with her passion for excellent food. In 2011, Melissa launched Figgy’s Food Truck.

Melissa and Ruthie Painter, long-time SOU SBDC business advisor and food service expert, crafted an excellent business plan and financial strategy that resulted in securing the financing to start Melissa’s business. Subsequently, Figgy’s has grown successfully and sustainably.

You can find Figgy’s Food Truck on the corner of Riverside and 8th in Medford, across the street from the SOU SBDC office. Figgy’s shares the space with several other food trucks with the vision of creating a mobile food court with 6 to 10 vendors with different food and a common eating area (as seen in major cities like Portland).  All of the food is prepared fresh, onsite, and made from local and sustainable ingredients.

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