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March 26, 2014

Year In The Life Of A Food Entrepreneur – Month 2

By Aletha Thomas, Monkeypod Jam   So here it is, late-mid March and I have yet to submit my February, Year in the Life update to Jennifer. I’ve sat in the same chair, on a half dozen late nights, typing out my mind’s ramblings. It’s not as if I don’t have any significant updates, in fact,…

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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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August 15, 2013

Food-Focused Crowdfunding Sites

Kickstarter and Indiegogo may be the big names in crowdfunding, but as more and more entrepreneurs turn to “the crowd” to raise the capital necessary to start and grow their businesses, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that several food-specific crowdfunding sites have popped up.  While many food projects have been funded through Kickstarter and…

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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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May 4, 2012

Entrepreneur Spotlight – Sasapops

It could be said that brother and sister team Joe and Liza Vergara have the entrepreneurial gene.  As kids, they struck out on their own one hot and sticky Midwest summer and started selling ‘ice candy’ based on recipes from their mother’s native Philipines.  Turns out they had a knack for entrepreneurship as their business grew…

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April 5, 2012

Artisan Goody Giveaway – Introducing Handmade

You may recall that one of the reasons for this Artisan Goodies Giveaway Week was that my new book – Handmade - is being released this week on  As such, it only makes sense to end the giveaway week by offering up some free copies which features the entrepreneurs (and others) you’ve been introduced to over…

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