Latest News

Fresh from the Knowledge Pantry

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.

Business Planning:

March 22, 2017

Updated Facebook Image Guidelines

If you want to make the most out of Facebook as a means to promote your food business, one of the most important things you can do is ensure that your beautiful images are within Facebook’s recommended dimensions.

Read more »

March 13, 2017

Guest Post – Pros And Cons Of Hiring A Product Broker

Don’t have the financial resources (or time) to hire and train a sales team? You’re not alone. Many small food businesses don’t build an internal sales team, so how do they get their product into stores? Product brokers. These marketing intermediaries essentially replace the need for a sales team by doing all of the customer…

Read more »

March 9, 2017

Helping Your Customers Consume More Of Your Products

The other day I got into the back recesses of my kitchen cabinets and found a bevy of specialty food products.  You probably know exactly the type of thing I’m talking about.  There were specialty oils that had been gifted to me three holiday seasons ago that I was saving for a ‘special’ dinner (and…

Read more »

March 6, 2017

Cooking Up The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs (PODCAST)

Venture Kits founder Leslie Feinzaig shares with us her passion for helping kids learn about entrepreneurship and how that inspired her own entrepreneurial journey. http://media.blubrry.com/smallfoodbiz/p/content.blubrry.com/smallfoodbiz/Leslie.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Read more »

March 2, 2017

Oh The Places You’ll Go – Monthly Business Tip #278

It seems only fitting, given that today is National Dr. Seuss Day, to share this quote with you.  Many of you are probably familiar with it as a favorite graduation quote from Seuss’s Oh The Places You’ll Go book.  It resonates as equally strong for entrepreneurs as it does for new graduates though and is…

Read more »