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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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January 30, 2015

Valentine’s Day Sweetens Sales For Food Businesses

Love is in the air.  That’s the love food retailers have with Valentine’s Day.  Consumers spend an average of approximately $130 on Valentine’s Day gifts for loved ones and food tends to top of the list of most purchased items (this includes dinners out); according to the National Retail Federation. It’s also interesting to note…

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January 23, 2015

Business Planning Workbook Is Now Available In ‘Book’ Form

The response to the Business Planning Workbook that I released earlier this month has exceeded my expectations and I’m so excited to see so many people so interested in building their business plans.  If, however, you’re a traditional ‘pen and paper’ person and the idea of a PDF download didn’t appeal to you then you’ll…

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January 20, 2015

Specialty Food 2015 Plate Of The Union Report

What does the coming year hold for specialty food entrepreneurs?  Check out one of Small Food Business’ most popular items – the annual Plate of the Union report.  This free report contains information about the macro economic and consumer behavior factors that will impact the US specialty food industry in 2015. 

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January 15, 2015

Food Trends Spotted At The 2015 Fancy Food Show

I have to be upfront and tell you that for the first time in years I didn’t actually make it to this year’s Fancy Food Show in San Francisco held earlier in the week.  It wasn’t from lack of trying though!  Unfortunately my flight ended up being delayed 4+ hours because fog shut down San…

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January 13, 2015

A Business Planning Workbook For Those Who Hate Business Plans

If 2015 is the year that you get your business off the ground or if you have a big new project you’re planning for then you know how critical having a thoughtful business plan can be in helping you get moving in the right direction.  But I also know that the idea of sitting down…

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