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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 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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June 23, 2015

Big Food Brands Are Struggling

A report by Boston Consulting Group and IRI has found that since  2009 an estimated $18 billion (yep – with a B!) in sales revenue has migrated away from large consumer food brands to smaller companies.   Why the shift?

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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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