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Expand Your Food Business

Wondering how to grow?

Every entrepreneur reaches that stage where their ‘idea’ seems to have a life of it’s own. Congratulations! It’s a great (and scary) place to be. This is where you’ll find the information you need to take your food business to the next level.

Expand Your Food Business

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April 7, 2014

Sales of Specialty Food Products Soar (INFOGRAPHIC)

A new report by the Specialty Food Association shows that consumers have a taste for specialty food products. Sales for specialty food products hit $88 Billion in 2013 which is a 18.4% increase since 2011. The sales are not just at specialty stores and supermarkets but also foodservice venues such as restaurants, casinos, and cruise…

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April 4, 2014

Food Product Cost & Pricing Spreadsheet ‘How To’ Video

I’m the type of person who learns best visually so even though the Food Product Cost & Pricing Spreadsheet comes with instructions, I wanted to make a video that would show, step-by-step, how to input a recipe and packaging in order to determine product costs and pricing.  I’m excited to say that the video is…

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March 26, 2014

Year In The Life Of A Food Entrepreneur – Month 2

By Aletha Thomas, Monkeypod Jam   So here it is, late-mid March and I have yet to submit my February, Year in the Life update to Jennifer. I’ve sat in the same chair, on a half dozen late nights, typing out my mind’s ramblings. It’s not as if I don’t have any significant updates, in fact,…

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March 20, 2014

Struggling With Small Business Growing Pains

Every small business, regardless of industry, at some point or another faces growing pains.  It’s the crossroads of trying to take your business to the next level but not have the capital or the staff necessary to do that.  It’s essentially another ‘ledge.’  The first ‘ledge’ was when you jumped off and decided to start…

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