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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 21, 2016

What Are You Doing To Retain Online Customers?

If you’re not already celebrating every time someone makes a purchase through your website (or though your Etsy/other store), you should be.  It takes a tremendous amount of work to get a customer to purchase a food item from a small brand they may either not know or just be passingly familiar with.  So congratulations!…

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October 18, 2016

Restaurant Sales Outpace Grocery Store Food Sales

The latest US Department of Commerce released some interesting news last week when it comes to the food industry.  In 2015, the sale of food at restaurants surpassed food sold at grocery stores for the first time.  Last week’s report shows that in September 2016, sales at grocery stores has increased 2.1% over September 2015 while ‘food…

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October 13, 2016

What’s Your (Health) Backup Plan?

A few weeks ago I was having one of those stretches where everything seemed to be lining up just about perfectly work-wise.  I was working like a maniac and crossing stuff off my to-do list left and right.  I felt productive, I was productive, and I was getting things done.  Course, like any entrepreneur there…

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September 29, 2016

Sharing Employees With Other Food Entrepreneurs

This is one of those ideas that came in from a reader that was too good not to share.  I’d been talking about cutting costs and ways to maximize efficiency when a reader suggested looking into how food producers could share employees – especially when working in a shared kitchen/incubator setting.

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