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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 9, 2015

Healthy Consumers More Interested In NON-GMO Than Organic Labels

Between 2013 and 2014, sales of certified NON-GMO products increased 183%, accounting for $8.3 Billion in sales. ¬†While this is just a drop in the bucket compared to overall organic sales (which is over $80 Billion in the US alone), a new report finds that more and more healthy consumers are conciously choosing to purchase…

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March 31, 2015

Food Production Sales & Par Tool

One of the biggest issues food producers run into is knowing how much product to make. ¬†Waste – the throwing out of good product because it’s gone bad – can eat away at your profit margin quicker than you can boil a pot of water. ¬†Even if you’re not making a perishable product, knowing how…

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March 13, 2015

36 Hours In Food Poisoning Hell

It was 11p when I woke up out of a dead cold sleep (remember, I have an infant at home – any and all sleep is precious these days even if I go to bed before 10p some days) with that undeniable knowledge that I was going to be sick. ¬†And by sick I mean…

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March 10, 2015

You Don’t Have To Do It All – Nor Should You

Outsourcing has gotten a bit of a bad rap in the last few years and even if you’re not thinking of relocating a factory overseas, many people think that as an entrepreneur you should keep everything under your roof. ¬†Hire staff, sure – but outsourcing to a third party tends to be spoken about only…

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March 4, 2015

How To Save Informative Facebook Posts In 3 Easy Steps

Have you ever scrolled through your Facebook feed and seen a link or video that you either wanted to read later or it was so good you wanted to make sure you didn’t forget it? ¬†But then, when you went back to Facebook later, thanks to Facebook’s algorithms, you can no longer find that post…

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