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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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August 1, 2014

Wholesale Book Now Available In Kindle Format

It feels like it’s been a heavy week here at Small Food Business between the earlier article this week about Greta and then talking about business disasters, so let’s lighten it up this Friday with some happy news.   Getting Your Specialty Food Product Onto Store Shelves is now available in e-book form for Kindle…

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July 30, 2014

The Importance Of Insurance

Business insurance is one of those things that every food business needs to have.  It’s one of the things I talk about in my classes as being an expense you need to account for when starting up your business.   Why?  Well today’s example shows us one very good reason.

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July 22, 2014

Are You Really Listening?

I had the opportunity earlier this month to head to France for a week.  With a free place to stay being offered up and wonderful company, it sounded like the perfect getaway.  Not to mention, it had been at least 15 years since I was last in France which is a long time for someone…

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July 17, 2014

Entrepreneur Spotlight – ‘Chups

July is a month of picnics and bar-b-ques and neither is complete without that old staple – ketchup.   Today we’re talking to Matt and Kori Wallace, the husband and wife team behind ‘Chups which is taking a new twist on ketchup by going really old school.

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July 16, 2014

Crowdfunding Loosens The Rules

In case you missed it, just after the July 4th weekend, the internet was ablaze with news that someone had raised close to $50,000 to make potato salad.  Not open a potato salad restaurant, not start a potato salad company, but just to make potato salad.  You weren’t even garunteed to get any with your…

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