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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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July 30, 2015

Accounting For Food Waste

The idea of food waste – be it the carrot greens you’re throwing away or the perishable products that didn’t sell at the farmers’ markets – are big topics of conversation lately in the food world (see below for some of the articles that have recently been published on other sites about food waste both…

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July 28, 2015

Making Sure You Don’t Run Out Of (Cash) Runway

Sadly, ’tis the season.  The season for businesses that started full of enthusiasm and vigor in the Spring to be shutting their doors come mid-late Summer.  This happens every year but this year in particular seems bad and, sadly, it always comes down to one of two main problems.

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July 22, 2015

What Is The Point Of Labeling Food?

It seems like the US government is sending out some mixed messages lately.  On the one hand, they devote time, energy, and – undoubtably – dollars to proposing new nutrition facts layouts for packaged food.  Similarly, they mandate that nutrition analysis must be available for consumers regardless of where they’re purchasing their products with the…

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July 20, 2015

What’s An Appropriate Customer Service Response Time?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been running into this a bit lately and wonder if  anyone has any thoughts or ideas to share.  As entrepreneurs, we know that our customers are #1 and we want to get back to each and every one of them as quickly as possible.  But as small businesses,…

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July 14, 2015

Being Prepared With A BackUp Business Credit Card

A food entrepreneur I know well recently posted (on her personal Facebook page – not her business Facebook page) that her business credit card number had been stolen.  Worse than just having to deal with the changing of the credit card number and the hassle that involves – while also running every other part of…

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