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May 26, 2015

Amazon Said To Be Launching A Platform For Artisan Producers

Amazon, the behemoth e-commerce site that reportedly has 278 million active accounts, is said to have recently approached Etsy sellers via email encouraging them to check out Amazon’s new marketplace for artisans called Handmade.   First reported in the Wall Street Journal, Etsy and Amazon have both declined to comment but it’s left the artisan world…

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May 15, 2015

Online 4-week Food Business Finance Course For Entrepreneurs

Starting June 3rd, I will be running a 4-week online course in conjunction with Portland State University focused exclusively on the financial side of starting and running a food business.  This, along with marketing questions, is the one area I get asked about more than any other and is not simply I can easily devote…

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March 26, 2015

Food Finance News – Heinz & Kraft To Merge

In a huge announcement yesterday, investors and the world learned that Heinz and Kraft had agreed to merge.  This merger, if it makes it past potential antitrust concerns that may put the brakes on the deal, would mean the combined company would have $28 Billion in sales revenue and this would make it the 5th…

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March 25, 2015

Business of Artisan Food Online Course

Portland State University’s new online Business of Artisan Food course starts April 20th.  This is a comprehensive 15-week online certificate course that will cover, in-depth, all aspects of starting and growing a food business.  

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March 19, 2015

Spring Food Business Webinar Schedule

As it’s officially the first day of Spring, it seems like the perfect time to announce our new Spring webinar schedule.  As always, these webinars do have a capacity limit and they regularly fill up so if one of these looks interesting I’d recommend you sign up ASAP.  Also, don’t worry if the day/time doesn’t…

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