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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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December 11, 2018

A Quick Food Industry News Update

It seems like all of the sudden there’s been a flood of interesting news in the food industry and I wanted to make sure you’d had a chance to catch anything that may be of interest to your business.

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December 4, 2018

2019 Food Trend Predictions

What’s interesting, in reading through a variety of food trend predictions, is how wide-spread the ‘good-for-you’ trend has become. In prior years, companies like Whole Foods Market placed high emphasis on their consumers demanding good-for-you foods but that’s being seen across the grocery spectrum now. Consumers across the board, it appears, have made the connection…

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November 29, 2018

Why You Should Ignore The Annual Trend Predictions (Sort of)

Next week I plan to post an article about the various trends that are being predicted for next year in the food industry. But before I do that, let me give you a little food for thought. It’s easy to jump on a particular bandwagon in the hopes that it’s the next goldmine. While tempting,…

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November 27, 2018

Don’t Run Before You Can Walk

I’m a runner. I recently realized that amid all the news about meditation that my form of meditation actually comes from running – preferably long runs in the mountains. But several years ago I broke my leg in a hiking accident. What does this actually have to do with food entrepreneurship? A fair amount actually……

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