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From the Knowledge Pantry


March 26, 2015

Food Finance News – Heinz & Kraft To Merge

In a huge announcement yesterday, investors and the world learned that Heinz and Kraft had agreed to merge.  This merger, if it makes it past potential antitrust concerns that may put the brakes on the deal, would mean the combined company would have $28 Billion in sales revenue and...

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March 25, 2015

Business of Artisan Food Online Course

Portland State University’s new online Business of Artisan Food course starts April 20th.  This is a comprehensive 15-week online certificate course that will cover, in-depth, all aspects of starting and growing a food business.  

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March 23, 2015

US Credit Cards Set To Change – Is Your Business Ready?

About 9 months ago I went to France with my parents.  We toured Provence which basically meant eating our way through the beautiful, lavender-covered countryside.  When not eating amazing warm baguettes or drinking wine with lunch (it was hard to stop that habit when I returned to the US!),...

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March 19, 2015

Spring Food Business Webinar Schedule

As it’s officially the first day of Spring, it seems like the perfect time to announce our new Spring webinar schedule.  As always, these webinars do have a capacity limit and they regularly fill up so if one of these looks interesting I’d recommend you sign up ASAP.  Also,...

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March 16, 2015

The Cost Of Freight And Impact On Your Business

Today’s article was sparked by a conversation I had with a food entrepreneur who mentioned that he keeps a very close eye on freight costs.  At first I thought he meant the costs associated with shipping out his products, but he clarified for me that what he watches is...

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Food Safety Concept

March 13, 2015

36 Hours In Food Poisoning Hell

It was 11p when I woke up out of a dead cold sleep (remember, I have an infant at home – any and all sleep is precious these days even if I go to bed before 10p some days) with that undeniable knowledge that I was going to be...

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Food Business Resources


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 »

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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