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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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November 29, 2018

Why You Should Ignore The Annual Trend Predictions (Sort of)

Next week I plan to post an article about the various trends that are being predicted for next year in the food industry. But before I do that, let me give you a little food for thought. It’s easy to jump on a particular bandwagon in the hopes that it’s the next goldmine. While tempting,…

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November 27, 2018

Don’t Run Before You Can Walk

I’m a runner. I recently realized that amid all the news about meditation that my form of meditation actually comes from running – preferably long runs in the mountains. But several years ago I broke my leg in a hiking accident. What does this actually have to do with food entrepreneurship? A fair amount actually……

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November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing each of you a very happy (American) Thanksgiving tomorrow with a table full of love and laughter. And as we head into the crazy holiday season, I hope you can find joy and peace in the simple things and the calm moments. I will be celebrating with family & friends on Thursday, opting outside…

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November 19, 2018

Small Business Saturday Reminder

In advance of Small Business Saturday in the US this coming week a worthwhile reminder to support small food producers and other independent artisans this holiday season.

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November 14, 2018

Connecting The Foodservice Dots

Restaurants of all sizes are constantly on the lookout for new trends and menu ideas. This is an opportunity for food providers to get their products on onto foodservice menus. But what does that mean from a logistics standpoint and how does one go about getting noticed in the first place?

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November 5, 2018

Holiday Sales & Spending Forecast

Right now, regardless of what happens in US politics tomorrow, most experts are anticipating a healthy holiday sales season. However, the certainty about those strong sales continuing into 2019 is much less clear.

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