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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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October 30, 2014

Is Your Passion For Your Business Actually Hurting Your Business?

Successful entrepreneurship, we’re often told, is largely tied to having passion for what it is we’re creating and building.  And in the food business world that’s even more true – passion is oftentimes at the very heart of why you started this business of yours.  But is passion always a good thing?

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October 28, 2014

Holiday Sales Forecast Looks Stale…For Some

It’s not even Halloween but as you well know, retailers are already chomping at the bit to get the holiday shopping extravaganza underway.   Businesses everywhere, food businesses included, are wondering what this holiday season holds and whether the season will be a feast or a famine.

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October 20, 2014

4 Ways To Grow Your Food Business (Podcast Interview)

I had the opportunity to chat with the experts over at Food Truck Empire during a podcast where we talked about four ways food businesses of all types – not just food trucks and trailers  - can grow their business.  It was an honor to be interviewed and hopefully you’ll find the podcast beneficial as you…

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October 14, 2014

Would You Eat Green Cheese?

It sounds a little bit like a Dr. Seuss rhyme, doesn’t it?  In fact, there was an entire Dr. Seuss children’s book about how one character would not ‘eat green eggs and ham’ due in part to the fact that the color was ‘off.’  Turns out it’s not just in Dr. Seuss books where color…

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October 8, 2014

Center Store Is Shrinking – How Does That Impact Your Business?

There’s a lot of talk lately about how ‘center store’ at supermarkets is shrinking.  If you’re not familiar with that terminology, what it means that the outer edges of supermarkets – typically where the produce, dairy, meats, deli, and prepared foods – are now taking up a greater footprint in stores.  

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