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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 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. http://media.blubrry.com/smallfoodbiz/p/content.blubrry.com/smallfoodbiz/Grants2.m4aPodcast: 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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September 6, 2016

The Basics Of Grants For Food Businesses (Part 1 of 2) (PODCAST)

Are grants really a way for small businesses to get free money that doesn’t need to be paid back?  This is just one of the myths about grants that we cover in today’s podcast along with information about how to find whether or not grants may be applicable to your business.  Join us for this…

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August 10, 2016

Instagram Introduces Business Accounts

This is the first in a two-part series about some very interesting changes coming to Instagram which could have a huge impact on if and how you use the tool in your business’ social media strategy.  First up, you can now set up business Instagram accounts and there are some distinct benefits for doing that:

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