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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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December 1, 2015

When Planning For Next Year, Don’t Overlook Your Weaknesses

Over the long weekend I spent a little bit of time working on my 2016 strategic plan.  First step, as always, was to determine what my business goals were going to be for the new year.   It’s always fun to contemplate the ‘shiny’ goals – things like new products you’re really excited about launching and how…

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November 25, 2015

Don’t Just Give Thanks – Say Thanks

Every year at this time I write about being thankful for what we have and what we’ve been given.  The truth is that none of us could have gotten to where we are without having had help in some form or another along the way.

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November 23, 2015

Can Your Business Use A Little Caffe Sospreso?

In this week as we (in the US) focus on what we’re thankful for, it seemed a fitting time to talk about what your business could do for others.  I realize that what I’m about to propose won’t work for every business or every business model but I ask that you take a few minutes…

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November 19, 2015

Setting Expectations During The Holidays

For all the joy and festivity the holidays are supposed to bring, the reality is that statistics find that it can be one of the most stressful times of the year for many people.  In addition to the normal crazy day-to-day, you’re also expected to find time to attend holiday events, decorate the house into…

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November 9, 2015

5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Hire Military Veterans

Wednesday is Veterans Day here in the US, a day to reflect and be grateful for those who have willingly put themselves in harms way to protect our lives and the lives of those we hold dear. One thing that you will hear time and time again from military veterans is that they do not…

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November 6, 2015

Making Sacrifices To Make Your Business Work

It’s a nice idea to think that we can have it all, but the reality for entrepreneurs is oftentimes quite different.  In order to start our businesses and then grow our businesses, there are undoubtably sacrifices that we’ll have to make.   And honestly, sometimes it just plain sucks to have to make those choices.

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