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TIP #117

August 3, 2015

Saying No Can Be Painful But Beneficial – Monthly Business Goal #117

It’s hard to turn down opportunities but you need to take a hard look at whether these opportunities are moving you forward in the right direction.

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food waste

July 30, 2015

Accounting For Food Waste

The idea of food waste – be it the carrot greens you’re throwing away or the perishable products that didn’t sell at the farmers’ markets – are big topics of conversation lately in the food world (see below for some of the articles that have recently been published on...

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pricing small business

July 28, 2015

Making Sure You Don’t Run Out Of (Cash) Runway

Sadly, ’tis the season.  The season for businesses that started full of enthusiasm and vigor in the Spring to be shutting their doors come mid-late Summer.  This happens every year but this year in particular seems bad and, sadly, it always comes down to one of two main problems.

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crowd funding your food business

July 23, 2015

Have An Innovative Food Product? Win Money Via Pitch Room Wild Card Competition

Samuel Adams, best known for their beer, is running their ‘Brewing Up The American Dream’ competition in partnership with Entrepreneur Media.  The Pitch Room Wild Card Competition, as it’s known, is inviting food businesses to submit their product sales pitches via a 2-minute video.  These pitches will be judged...

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nutrition label change

July 22, 2015

What Is The Point Of Labeling Food?

It seems like the US government is sending out some mixed messages lately.  On the one hand, they devote time, energy, and – undoubtably – dollars to proposing new nutrition facts layouts for packaged food.  Similarly, they mandate that nutrition analysis must be available for consumers regardless of where...

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July 20, 2015

What’s An Appropriate Customer Service Response Time?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been running into this a bit lately and wonder if  anyone has any thoughts or ideas to share.  As entrepreneurs, we know that our customers are #1 and we want to get back to each and every one of them as quickly...

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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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