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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 1, 2014

Another Challenge for ‘Edibles’ Businesses

As discussed yesterday, there is the potential for opportunity in the edibles market (the use of marijuana in food products) though there are many uncertainties that still need to be cleared up on both a state and federal level.  Beyond that though, many ‘edibles’ entrepreneurs face another challenge that typical food entrepreneurs don’t run into.

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September 30, 2014

Sinfully Good Food – Alcohol and Pot in Food

Since the passing of the pot legalization legislation in both Colorado and Washington State, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about cooking/baking with marijuana and the laws surrounding it.  Similarly, lately I’ve also been getting a lot of questions about using alcohol in food products and what sort of labeling, testing, or consumer notification…

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September 10, 2014

Horses, Entrepreneurship, And Getting Comfortable With Imperfection

About three years ago I took up horseback riding, something I did off and on as child but hadn’t done seriously in – oh – 20-or-so years.  Why are we talking about horseback riding on a food business site?  Because, as I’m learning, there’s a lot about working with horses that applies to the business…

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September 2, 2014

What’s Your Marketing Strategy? – Monthly Business Tip #73

If you’re serious about your business, then having and implementing a marketing strategy is a key ingredient to your success.  I plan to spend more time talking about this in the coming months because it’s such a critical topic and yet one that many entrepreneurs overlook.  In the meantime, consider the following and compare it…

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August 21, 2014

Ideas Aren’t The Hard Part Of Entrepreneurship

Almost every entrepreneur I’ve ever spoken with is brimming over with ideas.  Ideas about new products, new packaging, new flavors, just to name a few.  To be honest, I’m no different and the 4 words that strike fear in my husband’s heart like no other are ‘I have an idea’ (to the point where I…

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