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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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January 17, 2017

USDA Revises Rules Around “Best Buy” Label Information

While, outside of infant formula, ‘best buy’ information on food labels is not required by the federal government, it is a way that many food producers use to alert consumers to when a product’s quality may begin to degrade.  If you’ve worked hard to win over a new customer, the last thing you want is…

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January 13, 2017

Should I Start A Food Business?

Five years ago I posted a rebuttal to an online food publication that stated that the artisan food movement was simply a trend that was past its prime.  Essentially, the artisan food movement was dead and it was time to move onto something else.

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January 11, 2017

What Drives You Crazy About Your Business?

As you well know, being an entrepreneur is not as fun and hip as many magazines and tv shows make it out to be. It’s a lot of darn-hard work and a lot of stress when everything is riding on your shoulders and your decisions.   And no matter how well run your business is or…

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January 9, 2017

Talking Small Food Business Loans With Kiva.Org(PODCAST)

Access to capital – finding the money you need to start or grow your business – is one of the most challenging aspects of being a food entrepreneur.  In this podcast, we had the opportunity to talk with Adam Kirk of Kiva.org about that company’s 0%-interest loans and why they’re especially interested in working with…

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January 3, 2017

The Time Is Now – Monthly Business Tip #203

It’s a new year and that means everyone’s making goals and resolutions.  Is this the year you step up to your next level – be that starting your small food business or working to take it to the next level.  It’s scary as heck when we take these big risks, but it really is true…

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