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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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February 19, 2019

Small Companies Can Excel At Customer Service

If you’ve read this site through and through, you know that I often come back to the topic of customer service. In part it’s because it’s one area where many smaller food companies have a huge competitive advantage. Yes, good customer service can take time but doing it well can also 1) personalize your brand…

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February 7, 2019

Major Companies Aim To Go Zero Waste

If you’ve worked in the food industry for any length of time, you know that it’s an industry with a tremendous amount of waste. And I’m not just talking about food waste – there is a ton of plastic that gets used one time and tossed out. So much that it can be painful to…

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January 31, 2019

Creating Your Employee Manual

Having employees can take some of the weight off of your shoulders when it comes to creating product and running your business. However, having employees can also come with problems is those employees don’t clearly understand your company’s policies and expectations. That’s where an employee manual can come in. However, knowing what to put into…

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January 28, 2019

HACCP Planning Made Easier For Small Food Businesses

One of my favorite things about the Food Entrepreneurs & Business Owners Facebook Group is how willing the entrepreneurs on there are to share amazing resources they’ve found. The group is filled with people who genuinely want to help one another succeed and I firmly believe that a rising tide carries all boats. Today’s tip…

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