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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 20, 2014

4 Ways To Grow Your Food Business (Podcast Interview)

I had the opportunity to chat with the experts over at Food Truck Empire during a podcast where we talked about four ways food businesses of all types – not just food trucks and trailers  - can grow their business.  It was an honor to be interviewed and hopefully you’ll find the podcast beneficial as you…

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October 14, 2014

Would You Eat Green Cheese?

It sounds a little bit like a Dr. Seuss rhyme, doesn’t it?  In fact, there was an entire Dr. Seuss children’s book about how one character would not ‘eat green eggs and ham’ due in part to the fact that the color was ‘off.’  Turns out it’s not just in Dr. Seuss books where color…

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October 8, 2014

Center Store Is Shrinking – How Does That Impact Your Business?

There’s a lot of talk lately about how ‘center store’ at supermarkets is shrinking.  If you’re not familiar with that terminology, what it means that the outer edges of supermarkets – typically where the produce, dairy, meats, deli, and prepared foods – are now taking up a greater footprint in stores.  

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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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