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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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Labeling & Packaging:

February 6, 2014

Affordable Nutrition Facts Labels For Food Entrepreneurs

Small Food Business is proud to now be able to offer affordable custom nutrition facts labels for artisan food producers.  This important packaging component is a critical step in taking your business to the next level.  It’s not just stores that look for nutrition labels, consumers rely on them when making buying decisions.

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August 5, 2013

FDA Provides Guidelines Around Gluten-Free Labeling

It’s taken 9 years, but on Friday the FDA finally outlined what foods can and what foods can’t be called gluten-free.  According to these new rules, which go into effect a year from now, products that are labeled as gluten-free, no gluten, without gluten, and free of gluten must have no more than 20 ppm…

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March 18, 2013

Packaging Worth Admiring

While I recover from jetlag, rather than bombard you with pictures from my vacation (though you may get some of those too later!), I thought a good way to start the week off was with some examples of beautiful packaging.

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February 8, 2013

The Most Boring Piece Of Your Packaging Is The Most Important

Packaging that jumps off the shelf takes many shapes and forms depending on the brand you’ve developed, color palette that fits that brand, and the stores you’re aiming to get into. There’s a whole host of things you need to take into consideration (much of which we’ll talk about more this year) but if you’re…

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May 22, 2012

An Answer To Your Summer Shipping Woes

Regardless of where you live in the US, the upcoming Memorial Day is the official start of Summer.  It doesn’t matter that the kids aren’t out of school for another few weeks or, if you’re in a northern state, the fact that it really won’t get warm enough to break out the short sleeves for…

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May 8, 2012

Small Print Run Labels

One of the tough things about being a small entrepreneur is that you want labels for your products that make you look professional and that are in-line with your brand, but you don’t have a ton of money to spend and don’t want to be forced to buy a minimum of 50,000 labels in order to be…

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