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March 17, 2014

Entrepreneur Spotlight – Hummus Chick

The name, Hummus Chick, is a play on words.  Not only is the founder, Javaneh Hemmat, a woman (hence – a ‘chick’) but hummus is also made from chickpeas.  This playful name itself says a lot about how Java approaches the creation of new flavors. 

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February 3, 2014

Determining Your Company’s Customer Lifetime Value

As small business owners, we intuitively know that loyal, returning customers are the best type of customers to have – especially in light of last week’s article where we talked about understanding the true cost associated with acquiring new customers.   But did you know it’s possible to actually put a value to them?

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January 1, 2014

2013 Year In Pictures (VIDEO)

As we welcome in the new year, here’s a quick look back at some of my favorite Small Food Business pictures (posted on the Small Food Business Instagram account - @smallfoodbiz) in 2013.

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December 12, 2013

Introducing The 2014 ‘Year In The Life Of A Food Entrepreneur’

Several months ago I first introduced the idea of following one food entrepreneur through their year to learn first hand from them the ups and downs they face throughout the year.  I received a flood of entrepreneurs all interested in sharing their stories (many of whom will be featured throughout the year in future Entrepreneurial…

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October 8, 2013

Guest Post – Going Green for Food Trucks

Although it seems like a relatively new fad, the food-on-wheels industry has been around since the 1950’s. Remember going to the county fair as a kid and getting an ‘elephant ear’ or a corndog? Business is a little different these days. Gourmet food trucks are finding their way to even the most rural of street…

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June 14, 2013

Entrepreneur Spotlight – Tomina’s

The food business is nothing new to Tina Birdsall. She has worked in a lot of restaurants and ran mobile marketing tours for some big players (names you’d recognize and likely admire!) in the natural foods industry. But running her own food business, while something she daydreamed about, wasn’t on her horizon until a move…

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