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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 3, 2011

The Impact of Food Prices on Small Food Businesses

Yesterday I mentioned that one of the great things about small food businesses are that they’re relatively cheap to start, especially when compared to other food businesses like restaurants or processed food mega-brands.  Now for the bad news.   Word on the street (and by street, I mean the Internet) is that food prices are expected…

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March 2, 2011

The Financials of Starting a Small Food Business

I woke up this morning thinking about money and wanted to add to the post I wrote yesterday.  Mega-brands that line supermarket shelves take millions – if not billions – to design and design, produce, and market.   Restaurants take thousands – if not millions – to start and keep running.   Small food businesses though –…

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March 1, 2011

Small Food Entrepreneur

Someone asked me in passing the other day what I was.  It’s always a bit of an odd question because I wonder if I’m supposed to answer with a physical description like “female” or “human.”  But the reality of it is that they wanted to know what I did for a living so I told…

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