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August 1, 2013

I Owe You An Apology

apologyThis isn’t an article about apologizing to your customers – it’s a sincere apology from me to you.

I have always wanted to make this site the resource for artisan food entrepreneurs and while I hope I’ve helped you in your journey, I don’t honestly feel like I’ve created a strong enough road map to help you get your business from where it is today to the next level.  Part of that is because all of you are at different places in your business which makes it hard to address on this site in a more personalized manner.  Regardless though, I feel like I could have done better and that makes me feel like I’ve failed you in some ways.

I started this site 3.5 years ago on a shoestring budget (sound familiar to any of you out there?) and in my spare time.  It has since grown substantially in readership and, thanks to your input, suggestions, and comments, it has also grown substantially as a resource.  But it’s time to take it to the next level and I’ve finally committed to spending the time and money to make that happen.

What does this mean to you?  There will be some changes to the site over the next few months – some you’ll see and some you won’t but at it’s core this site and I will remain an accessible resource for all food entrepreneurs no matter whether you’re dreaming of starting your business or if you’re up, running, and selling into retail stores.  In fact, my goal is that this site becomes even more resourceful and can be a real guide for you.

I’m incredibly excited about what I see unfolding and, as I make these changes, I’ve surrounded myself with an incredible team of advisors to help guide and fine-tune my vision.  But at the end of the day this site has to be valuable to you so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me either via the comments section or by emailing info (at) smallfoodbiz (dot) com with your ideas and suggestions for information you’d like to have to help you grow your business.

I sincerely appreciate all of your continued support,

~jennifer

12 comments on “I Owe You An Apology

  • phoebe on said:

    i always look forward to your posts. consider it could be folks like me who can’t seem to get it together to not miss out on things like your classes or webinars…i still did not figure that out yet (webinars) and there was a GREAT class…nuts! my loss! congrats on the biz evolution

  • Deborah C on said:

    When I signed up to take your class last spring I had no idea how inspired I would be to continue working on my granola recipe, since that time my new ingredients have delighted everyone. Hopefully soon I will be marketing my product. I find the information you post on your site very helpful and interesting. I’m very grateful to you for sharing! ITS AWESOME! THANK-YOU.

  • Felicia on said:

    First let me say “Thank you!” for all the help and information your site already provides. Second, I’m very excited to find out what you could possibly do to make it even more of a resource. You have already helped me at critical points along the way as I take steps (some tentative and some more decisive) to grow my small business. Small Food Biz is great!

    • smallfoodbiz on said:

      Thanks Felicia – I’m pretty excited too! Though, as always, feedback and ideas are always welcome so if you think of something you’d like to see let me know!