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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 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 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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May 7, 2015

Entrepreneurs Listen Up – You’re Not “Just A Mom”

This Sunday, I’m getting ready to celebrate my first Mother’s Day and, given the long road it took to get us here, that’s something I’m very excited about.  Being a mom and an entrepreneur has been a delicate, and oftentimes bumpy, road this first year but time and time again, as I’ve talked with other…

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May 6, 2015

Learn from 30+ Food Business Experts In The Tasty Life Online Summit

The Tasty Life Summit is an online, multi-day event that will feature interviews with more than 30 food experts who all have a passion and focus for healthy food.  The list of interviewees includes star chefs, cooking teachers, health coaches, restaurant owners, cookbook authors, marketing experts, and more.  All of these experts want to help you…

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May 1, 2015

Sometimes ‘No’ Just Means ‘Not Now’

I’ve said it before, but you guys really are my inspiration and the source of my greatest learning.  I love sharing your thoughts and insights with all of us so that we can all work to grow stronger small businesses.  And today’s article, like many others, comes from a conversation I had with one of…

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