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Creating a successful food business takes more than just good recipes.  In addition to making a great product, you also have to build a strong brand, engage with your customers, and grow sales.   Learn more about the different components of small food business ownership.

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January 4, 2019

Tis The Season For Business Planning

Pretty much every blog, magazine, and news source devoted to entrepreneurship is talking about business planning right now. I know you get it. Whether you’ve sat down and drafted out a 25 page business plan for the coming year or have it on your calendar to spend some time one afternoon pulling together something a…

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January 2, 2019

What Drives You Crazy About Your Business?

As you well know, being an entrepreneur is not as fun and hip as many magazines and tv shows make it out to be. It’s a lot of darn-hard work and a lot of stress when everything is riding on your shoulders and your decisions.   And no matter how well run your business is or…

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December 27, 2018

What To Do With Excess Seasonal Inventory

*As we take a short holiday break, we’re re-sharing some of our favorite and most timely articles.* No matter how well you track your sales, forecasting how much to make is never an exact science. If you tried to forecast how much of your shelf-stable product to make for the holiday season – especially if…

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December 20, 2018

Holiday Downtime – Monthly Small Business Tip #86

The holidays are rapidly approaching and there may come a time when your business gets eerily quiet after people’s holiday shopping is done.  Don’t waste that quiet time worrying about whether or not business will pick up again in the new year – enjoy it!   Related Articles: Don’t Be Afraid To Not Know Everything…

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December 18, 2018

SWOT For Small Businesses

*As you look towards the new year, make sure you do so with an eye towards where your business really stands.* SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, and is traditionally laid out in a square that is divided into four quadrants.  The idea behind the SWOT Matrix is that you fill in each section…

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December 13, 2018

Using Scrappy Marketing To Make An Impact With Customers (PODCAST)

How did a food company enter a crowded marketplace with minimal startup capital and manage to become one of the top players in the product category? Sam McBride, Chief Operating Officer of RXBAR, will share with us how the company found and focused on its niche to build a multi-million dollar brand.

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