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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 21, 2016

Fall 2016 Webinar Schedule

After a brief Summer hiatus, the Small Food Business webinars are back with topics that were requested by readers.   As a reminder, these webinars do have limited availability and always sell out.  A video recording will be made to all registrants within 48 hours of the webinar.

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September 19, 2016

In The Mix When It Comes To Obtaining Grants (Part 2 of 2) (PODCAST)

Continuing our earlier podcast discussion with Dawn Meader McCausland, in today’s podcast we go more in-depth about the logistics of obtaining grants.  Please note, in this podcast we refer back to material mentioned in Part 1 of this podcast series.  You can listen to/read the transcript that podcast interview by clicking here. Play in…

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September 15, 2016

Food Prices Mid Year Review – It’s A Mixed Bag

Depending on what ingredients you use in your products, you may be finding that your costs are much lower than anticipated or higher than this time last year.  A quick look at the latest report from the USDA (which currently shows information through July 2016) explains why:

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September 8, 2016

The Race To The End Of The Year

Every year at this time, before the BBQ grills have even cooled down from the Labor Day picnics, my husband will turn to me and say “the race to the end of the year is on.”

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