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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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March 5, 2013

Rain In The 2013 Consumer Spending Forecast

Data coming out of the Commerce Department shows something interesting – consumers are saving more than ever before.  That sounds, on the surface, like great news but it is something that should make anyone who makes and sells a product a little bit nervous.

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January 28, 2013

The Specialty Food Industry Is Thriving

I’ve finally had a chance to compile all my notes from the Fancy Food Show and thus this week will be ‘Fancy Food Recap’ week. Be sure to check back on Wednesday and Thursday for two additional Fancy Food-related articles. To get the week started though I wanted to present to you some facts and…

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January 22, 2013

3 Quick Takeaways From The Fancy Food Show

I’m just back from the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco and am still getting my notes in order.  I got lots of great material that I’ll share in the coming weeks after I have a chance to get myself reorganized and catch up on sleep.  In the meantime though, I wanted to share…

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December 17, 2012

What About When You’re Not Affected By A Recall?

That seems like a strange question to ask, doesn’t it?  If you’re not impacted by a big product recall then why do you need to worry?  Turns out you still do but for a very different reason and this was a lesson I learned from personal experience!

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December 14, 2012

Are You Product Recall Ready?

Here’s a scenario for you….You are a proud entrepreneur who hand crafts your products with love and attention to detail.  Surely a business like yours would never need to worry about a product recall, right?  Think again…

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