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March 13, 2014

Food Entrepreneurs Use Home Kitchens To Get Their Businesses Cooking

It’s not uncommon for food lovers to dream of giving up their corporate careers to start a food business.  That’s exactly what motivated Hope Lawrence of Hudson Henry Baking Co, maker of Good News Granola, to leave her finance career and, with her family, move to Virginia.   Originally she had been looking to open up…

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March 11, 2014

New! How To Start A Home-Based Food Business Online Course

Do you or someone you know want to start a food business from your home kitchen?  Why should you have to leave your kitchen to learn how to do so?  After many requests and many months of filming, production, and post-production, I’m excited to announce that I’ve officially launched an on-demand, online class focused on…

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January 28, 2014

Specialty Food 2014 Plate Of The Union Report

What does the coming year hold for specialty food entrepreneurs?  Check out Small Food Business’ new 18-page Plate of the Union report for more information about the macro economic and consumer behavior factors that will impact the US specialty food industry in 2014. 

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June 5, 2013

The Basics of Starting A Wedding Cake Business

Continuing with Wedding Week here on Small Food Business, today we look at one of the sweetest parts of the wedding business – the cake itself!  While I have enjoyed my fair share of wedding cake and have made a few myself when I worked for a high-end hotel and a few for friends, I…

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January 24, 2013

One Woman’s Fight To Change Louisiana’s Cottage Food Law

Roxane Daigle is like many of us; focused on family and good food. The last thing she ever anticipated was that one day she would be lobbying her state senate to try to get a law changed. But then again, she never anticipated that something so very basic – so very American if you will – as making…

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October 1, 2012

The Most Populated US State Now Has A Cottage Food Law

California recently joined the growing list of states that has a Cottage Food Law or “Baker’s Bill” as these laws are sometimes called.  Under these laws, Californian’s who want to produce low-risk food for sale can do so out of their home kitchen which, obviously, makes starting a food business much less cost prohibitive.  More…

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