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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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April 7, 2014

Sales of Specialty Food Products Soar (INFOGRAPHIC)

A new report by the Specialty Food Association shows that consumers have a taste for specialty food products. Sales for specialty food products hit $88 Billion in 2013 which is a 18.4% increase since 2011. The sales are not just at specialty stores and supermarkets but also foodservice venues such as restaurants, casinos, and cruise…

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March 31, 2014

How One Kitchen Feeds A Community Of Artisan Food Entrepreneurs

Jonas Singer and Cullen Gilchrist never thought that one day they would be running one of the country’s most successful kitchen incubators.  In part, that’s because until a few years ago the idea of kitchen incubator was foreign to most people – including those in the food industry.  So how did they end up creating…

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March 20, 2014

Struggling With Small Business Growing Pains

Every small business, regardless of industry, at some point or another faces growing pains.  It’s the crossroads of trying to take your business to the next level but not have the capital or the staff necessary to do that.  It’s essentially another ‘ledge.’  The first ‘ledge’ was when you jumped off and decided to start…

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March 4, 2014

How Do You Want Your Small Business To Be Known?

I had the chance to sit in on a very interesting long-term strategy meeting the other day and it got me thinking.  The company I was working with is a medium-sized organization with a very strong mission.  As the company looks forward 5-10 years from now, they asked everyone in the room a series of…

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