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November 12, 2015

Does Yelp Make A Difference For Food Businesses? (INFOGRAPHIC)

A student in one of my food business classes asked this question the other day and then followed it up with ‘and if so, what are small businesses supposed to do about negative reviews?’   Since it’s not a topic we’ve spent much time discussing on this site, I set out researching it and came…

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February 27, 2015

Watching Your Competitors Get Ahead

I’m all for supporting other small businesses and routinely advocate for that but entrepreneurship is still a bit of a dog eat dog world and in order to survive, and thrive, you typically have to be somewhat competitive.  Even the most laid-back entrepreneurs I know are really just calm Type-A folks.

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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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December 31, 2013

The Worst Food Product Launch Of 2013

With the goal of keeping it relatively light since week since most folks are still mentally – if not physically – on vacation, I thought it would be fun to take a look at what was the worst food product launch of the year.  This one was so bad in fact that it not only…

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February 18, 2013

Understanding Classes Of Trade (With Snazzy Graphics!)

Regardless of where you are in your business life cycle right now, you need to understand the various classes of trade, the ways that you can get your product to the end consumer, because each of these will affect how much money you make from each product.  I’m going to go into more depth about…

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