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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 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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January 24, 2019

Chipping Away, Little By Little

Starting a new food business, or even bringing on a new product line, can feel a little bit like climbing a mountain. I knew this because it’s something I’ve done in the past but with the new year, it’s something that’s come front and center back into my life again.

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January 22, 2019

What’s Hot At The Fancy Food Show?

The Specialty Food Association’s Winter Fancy Food Show recently wrapped up in San Francisco and while I wasn’t there, many folks I know were so I asked them to let me know what they were seeing and hearing at the show.

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