August 1, 2013
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,