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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 11, 2017

Guest Post – Is Your Product’s Packaging Ready for Retail?

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover or a product by its packaging, but unfortunately, everyone does anyways! Your packaging can play a major role in your product’s success, so it’s imperative that you get it right. What exactly are grocery store distributors, retailers, and customers looking for when it comes to packaging? Follow…

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March 31, 2017

Why Is It So Hard For Retailers To Give New Brands A Chance

I get it, being ‘the new guy’ is hard and if you’re trying to open up retail accounts, it can be disheartening to be told no over and over again.  The other day I was talking with a food entrepreneur about just this and he said ‘I don’t get it, why can’t they just buy…

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March 29, 2017

91% Of Americans Snack Throughout The Day

Raise your hand if you have a tendency to snack versus sit down and eat three solid meals during the day.  Don’t worry, I’m raising my hand and chances are you are too.  In fact, a report from The Hartman Group’s The Future Of Snacking 2016 report finds that 91% of Americans snack multiple times throughout…

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March 20, 2017

What You Need To Know Before Walking Into A Buyer Meeting (PODCAST)

Industry expert Tim Forrest, of Tim Forrest Consulting, shares insightful information about how food brands can best be prepared when walking into a buyer meeting. http://media.blubrry.com/smallfoodbiz/p/content.blubrry.com/smallfoodbiz/TimForrestPodcast_complete.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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March 16, 2017

5 Tips To Maximize Your Online Sales

Yesterday we talked about utilizing as many sales channels as possible (and as many as you can manage – that’s no small task in and of itself) to help get your products in front of consumers where they are shopping today.  Because online sales of food is such a growing area, it seemed wise to…

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March 15, 2017

Simultaniously Focusing On Several Sales Channels

The landscape for food producers is so interesting now because it’s changing at such a rapid pace.  This is due in large part to how consumers are purchasing food products and those food brands who want to keep up and keep in front of consumers need to be prepared to be in multiple places all…

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