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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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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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January 17, 2019

Define Success For Yourself

At the beginning of the year we tend to sit down and outline our goals – both personal and business – for the coming year but I think it’s also an important time to really look at what ‘success’ means to you personally and work towards that. In the in-person food business classes I teach…

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January 14, 2019

Stepping Up To A Co-Packer (PODCAST)

If you’ve thought about or have plans to work with a co-packer in the coming year, this is the podcast you need to hear. There’s a lot of steps and complexity in taking your food product idea or the product you’re currently making in a commercial kitchen and transferring that to a co-packer. Which is…

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January 8, 2019

The #1 Thing Your Business Needs This Coming Year

This time of year everyone’s talking about business plans and starting the new year off with a bang. But as a small food producer you may already be inundated and feeling like your struggling to keep your head above water with all the tasks on your to-do list. So if you had to choose, what…

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January 4, 2019

Tis The Season For Business Planning

Pretty much every blog, magazine, and news source devoted to entrepreneurship is talking about business planning right now. I know you get it. Whether you’ve sat down and drafted out a 25 page business plan for the coming year or have it on your calendar to spend some time one afternoon pulling together something a…

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