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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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November 7, 2017

Ok, Let’s Chat!

Finding folks in this industry to talk with, ask questions of, bounce ideas off of, and sometimes just plain vent when the going gets tough is really hard. Oftentimes, food entrepreneurship is a really lonely venture. Even if you’re working in a shared or incubator kitchen space, much of the time you and your food…

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November 6, 2017

Shoppers Feeling Confident Heading Into The Holidays

News from the National Retail Federation points to a jolly holiday season for businesses. According to their polling of nearly 7500 shoppers, consumers will spend, on average $967.13 this holiday season. While nearly 2/3 of this is estimated to be spent on gifts, consumers are anticipated to spend, on average, $208.18 in the category classified…

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November 3, 2017

Small Business Saturday Ideas & Strategies

Now that Halloween is officially over and we’re all coming off of that sugar-high, it’s time to refocus on the upcoming holidays. Depending on what type of food business you have, this last two months of the year could be some of your busiest. If you’re counting on having that revenue coming in, you want…

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November 1, 2017

What Is Bad Business Strategy? – Monthly Business Tip #219

It sometimes feels as though the world is moving so quickly and changing so rapidly that it seems nearly impossible to keep up. Which is why it’s important to sometimes throw a little caution to the wind when it comes to your business and just try something. Related Articles: When It Comes To Marketing, Are…

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