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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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September 30, 2014

Sinfully Good Food – Alcohol and Pot in Food

Since the passing of the pot legalization legislation in both Colorado and Washington State, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about cooking/baking with marijuana and the laws surrounding it.  Similarly, lately I’ve also been getting a lot of questions about using alcohol in food products and what sort of labeling, testing, or consumer notification…

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September 22, 2014

Entrepreneur Spotlight – CrunchDaddy Popcorn

When I was in graduate school I had to take some classes that went from 6 – 9p.  As a reward for staying awake through fun classes with titles like ‘Money Markets & The Fed,’ I used to make myself some popcorn to munch on during class.*  My basic butter flavor was nothing in comparison to…

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September 18, 2014

Do You Have A Food Safety Communication Plan?

You take great care to make sure that your products are safe for consumers but what happens if something goes wrong?  It’s a terrible thing to think about but if you had to issue a recall for your products, do you have a plan in place that would help you quickly notify everyone who may…

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September 15, 2014

What You Need To Know If You Plan On Buying A Food Business

I get questions from time to time from individuals who are interested in running food businesses but don’t necessarily want to start from scratch.  If this sounds like you, then here are some tips on what you need to know and what questions to ask the existing owners if you plan on buying an existing…

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September 12, 2014

Help! My Social Media Marketing Isn’t Driving Sales

Well, good news bad news here.  The good news is that you’re not alone.  The bad news is that social media marketing, despite all the hype around it as the *it* tool for marketers, is proving to be a little lackluster when it comes to actually driving e-commerce sales.

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