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November 28, 2014

Small Business Saturday Tomorrow

Just a reminder that tomorrow is ‘Small Business Saturday.’   This is a great day to get out there and show your support of other small business entrepreneurs by spending some (or all!) of your holiday money at local, independently-owned retailers.  And here is wishing you a fabulous Small Business Saturday as well!

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November 25, 2014

Thanking Those Who Support You

As we in the US prepare for our Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your support over the past year.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your insightful questions and article ideas you send me as well as your willingness to share the…

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November 10, 2014

Even The Big Boys Worry About Their Perceived *Value* For Customers

Earlier last week, in this post, a reader commented that she and her company had spent some time examining what *value* they provided to customers above just being a tasty product.   In a sea of tasty product competitors, they’ve realized that value is what helps differentiate them and what helps keep customers coming back….

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October 23, 2014

Know Someone Who Wants To Start An Artisan Food Business?

I am incredibly excited to announce that Portland State University is launching a comprehensive 15-week course on ‘The Business of Artisan Food’ starting in 2015 that will cover, in-depth, all aspects of starting and growing a food business.  Oh, and it’s being taught by yours truly!  :)

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August 14, 2014

Small Food Business Is Headed To ROAM Mobile Food Conference

Following up on yesterday’s post about food trucks and mobile food businesses, I thought I’d mention that I’ve been invited to speak at the ROAM Conference this year.  ROAM is the premier industry conference for those who own and operate mobile food businesses and those who are hoping to get their own business rolling. 

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