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From the Knowledge Pantry

business passion entrepreneurship

October 30, 2014

Is Your Passion For Your Business Actually Hurting Your Business?

Successful entrepreneurship, we’re often told, is largely tied to having passion for what it is we’re creating and building.  And in the food business world that’s even more true – passion is oftentimes at the very heart of why you started this business of yours.  But is passion always...

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holidays

October 28, 2014

Holiday Sales Forecast Looks Stale…For Some

It’s not even Halloween but as you well know, retailers are already chomping at the bit to get the holiday shopping extravaganza underway.   Businesses everywhere, food businesses included, are wondering what this holiday season holds and whether the season will be a feast or a famine. In part,...

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October 23, 2014

Know Someone Who Wants To Start An Artisan Food Business?

I am incredibly excited to announce that Portland State University is launching a comprehensive 15-week course on ‘The Business of Artisan Food’ starting in 2015 that will cover, in-depth, all aspects of starting and growing a food business.  Oh, and it’s being taught by yours truly!  :) This online...

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where do people buy food

October 22, 2014

Top 10 Places People Are Purchasing Specialty Foods

The Specialty Food Association, in collaboration with Mintel Research, recently came out with updated information about where people are purchasing specialty foods.  From farmers’ markets to supermarkets, where are people doing their artisan food buying these days?   As a reminder, this graphic takes into account all specialty food...

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microphone podcast

October 20, 2014

4 Ways To Grow Your Food Business (Podcast Interview)

I had the opportunity to chat with the experts over at Food Truck Empire during a podcast where we talked about four ways food businesses of all types – not just food trucks and trailers  - can grow their business.  It was an honor to be interviewed and hopefully you’ll...

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online mobile sales

October 16, 2014

Your Customers Are Mobile – Are You?

Ok, fess up, who here has almost walked into something because your eyes have been glued to your smartphone.  The good (or bad, depending on how you look at it) news is that you’re not alone.  Nearly 3/4 of the US adult population now owns and uses a smartphone...

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Food Business Resources

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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

Webinars & Workshops »
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Feeling overwhelmed?

Sometimes you need someone to help you through the rough patches on a budget you can afford

Coaching & Consulting »

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