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From the Knowledge Pantry


November 27, 2015

Small Business Saturday Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday in the US.  So here’s to skipping the big brand Black Friday sales and shopping small and local tomorrow.  I hope that each of you are inundated with orders and customers and also have time to share the Small Business Saturday love with some...

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November 25, 2015

Don’t Just Give Thanks – Say Thanks

Every year at this time I write about being thankful for what we have and what we’ve been given.  The truth is that none of us could have gotten to where we are without having had help in some form or another along the way.

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November 23, 2015

Can Your Business Use A Little Caffe Sospreso?

In this week as we (in the US) focus on what we’re thankful for, it seemed a fitting time to talk about what your business could do for others.  I realize that what I’m about to propose won’t work for every business or every business model but I ask...

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November 19, 2015

Setting Expectations During The Holidays

For all the joy and festivity the holidays are supposed to bring, the reality is that statistics find that it can be one of the most stressful times of the year for many people.  In addition to the normal crazy day-to-day, you’re also expected to find time to attend...

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November 18, 2015

5 Marketing Ideas For Small Business Saturday

  Small Business Saturday is just around the corner (November 28th for US / December 5th  for UK) so here are a few ideas to help you make the most of this day where holiday shoppers are actively looking to spend their money with small businesses:

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November 12, 2015

Does Yelp Make A Difference For Food Businesses? (INFOGRAPHIC)

A student in one of my food business classes asked this question the other day and then followed it up with ‘and if so, what are small businesses supposed to do about negative reviews?’   Since it’s not a topic we’ve spent much time discussing on this site, I...

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Tools You Need

Product costing, product pricing, distributor margins, and more.  These tools will help you make dollars and sense of your business.

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Webinars & Workshops

Check out the full line-up of food business classes and webinars scheduled for the next few months

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