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Creating a successful food business takes more than just good recipes.  In addition to making a great product, you also have to build a strong brand, engage with your customers, and grow sales.   Learn more about the different components of small food business ownership.

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March 23, 2015

US Credit Cards Set To Change – Is Your Business Ready?

About 9 months ago I went to France with my parents.  We toured Provence which basically meant eating our way through the beautiful, lavender-covered countryside.  When not eating amazing warm baguettes or drinking wine with lunch (it was hard to stop that habit when I returned to the US!), we were driving from quaint medieval…

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March 16, 2015

The Cost Of Freight And Impact On Your Business

Today’s article was sparked by a conversation I had with a food entrepreneur who mentioned that he keeps a very close eye on freight costs.  At first I thought he meant the costs associated with shipping out his products, but he clarified for me that what he watches is the cost of freight for the…

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March 13, 2015

36 Hours In Food Poisoning Hell

It was 11p when I woke up out of a dead cold sleep (remember, I have an infant at home – any and all sleep is precious these days even if I go to bed before 10p some days) with that undeniable knowledge that I was going to be sick.  And by sick I mean…

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March 10, 2015

You Don’t Have To Do It All – Nor Should You

Outsourcing has gotten a bit of a bad rap in the last few years and even if you’re not thinking of relocating a factory overseas, many people think that as an entrepreneur you should keep everything under your roof.  Hire staff, sure – but outsourcing to a third party tends to be spoken about only…

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March 4, 2015

How To Save Informative Facebook Posts In 3 Easy Steps

Have you ever scrolled through your Facebook feed and seen a link or video that you either wanted to read later or it was so good you wanted to make sure you didn’t forget it?  But then, when you went back to Facebook later, thanks to Facebook’s algorithms, you can no longer find that post…

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