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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 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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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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