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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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May 28, 2015

Entrepreneur Spotlight – Paleo Meals To Go

  A son’s love for hiking and backpacking – and clean eating – brought together the mother and son team behind Paleo Meals To Go.  We had a chance to talk with Dawn Anderson, Managing Director of Paleo Meals To Go about how she and her son, Ty, recognized a underserved niche in the industry…

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May 26, 2015

Amazon Said To Be Launching A Platform For Artisan Producers

Amazon, the behemoth e-commerce site that reportedly has 278 million active accounts, is said to have recently approached Etsy sellers via email encouraging them to check out Amazon’s new marketplace for artisans called Handmade.   First reported in the Wall Street Journal, Etsy and Amazon have both declined to comment but it’s left the artisan world…

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May 20, 2015

Top 2 Reasons Small Businesses Fail

In the hopes that you can learn from others’ mistakes, CB Insights, as reported by INC., asked 101 failed start-ups what was their undoing. While you may think there are a multitude of reasons why businesses fail, of those interviewed, a resounding 71% indicated that their stumbling block could be attributed to one of the…

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May 18, 2015

Rewarding Your Customers For Helping Grow Your Business

Entrepreneurs are a creative bunch – there’s no doubt about that!  With limited resources, you seek out unique ways to drive business forward.  Recently, one entrepreneur shared with me their one-of-a-kind way of growing their business and they do it by counting on – and rewarding – their very own customers.

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May 12, 2015

Decluttering Your Email Inbox

According to my iPhone, I currently have 2,347 unread email messages*.  I only wish I was joking.  So today’s post is as much for me as it is for you.  With everything else you have to do as an entrepreneur, how can you work to stay on top of the seemingly never-ending email assualt?

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