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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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April 13, 2017

Are You Using Your Time Wisely? An Experiment…

We all know that as entrepreneurs, time is one of our most scarce assets. We simply don’t have enough of it to do everything that needs to get done during the day and oftentimes are left feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed by the number of to-do’s left undone.

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April 11, 2017

Guest Post – Is Your Product’s Packaging Ready for Retail?

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover or a product by its packaging, but unfortunately, everyone does anyways! Your packaging can play a major role in your product’s success, so it’s imperative that you get it right. What exactly are grocery store distributors, retailers, and customers looking for when it comes to packaging? Follow…

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April 6, 2017

Instagram Facts & Demographics For 2017

If you’re using Instagram as part of your social media strategy, you may find this article and infographic from WebsiteBuilder.org helpful.   With 139 pieces of data, the infographic is sure to provide some insight as to who is using Instagram, why, and how you may be able to best leverage it for your business purposes….

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April 3, 2017

What It Took To Get My Food Truck Rolling – Part 1 of 2 (PODCAST)

I always love talking with food entrepreneurs about their experiences ‘in the trenches’ and today’s podcast interview is no different.  In fact, Natascha Sherman Hess, the owner of the The Ginger Pig food truck, had so much great information to share that I’m breaking it into two podcasts.     http://media.blubrry.com/smallfoodbiz/p/content.blubrry.com/smallfoodbiz/Natascha1.m4aPodcast: Play in new window…

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March 31, 2017

Why Is It So Hard For Retailers To Give New Brands A Chance

I get it, being ‘the new guy’ is hard and if you’re trying to open up retail accounts, it can be disheartening to be told no over and over again.  The other day I was talking with a food entrepreneur about just this and he said ‘I don’t get it, why can’t they just buy…

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