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January 30, 2015

Valentine’s Day Sweetens Sales For Food Businesses

Love is in the air.  That’s the love food retailers have with Valentine’s Day.  Consumers spend an average of approximately $130 on Valentine’s Day gifts for loved ones and food tends to top of the list of most purchased items (this includes dinners out); according to the National Retail...

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cottage food business

January 28, 2015

Are Changes On The Horizon For Cottage Food Laws?

In this new year there are some interesting things afoot when it comes to Cottage Food Laws in different states. A bill is making its way through Connecticut’s state may join 41 other states by allowing food producers to create specific items in their home kitchen which they can...

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January 26, 2015

Entrepreneur Spotlight – Ariadne Pure

Tasos Manouras may have come from a family business background, but that doesn’t mean that starting a business while being the primary caretaker of his growing family has been easy.  In this interview he shares with us a little about Ariadne Pure, a company focused on providing consumers and...

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January 23, 2015

Business Planning Workbook Is Now Available In ‘Book’ Form

The response to the Business Planning Workbook that I released earlier this month has exceeded my expectations and I’m so excited to see so many people so interested in building their business plans.  If, however, you’re a traditional ‘pen and paper’ person and the idea of a PDF download...

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January 22, 2015

Slamming Your Business Competitors Is Bad For Everyone’s Business

I get it – business is competitive and only the strong survive.  But that doesn’t mean you should publicly bash your competitors because at the end of the day that just reflects poorly back on you.I’m sure you’re sitting there shaking your head but in the last week, since...

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January 20, 2015

Specialty Food 2015 Plate Of The Union Report

What does the coming year hold for specialty food entrepreneurs?  Check out one of Small Food Business’ most popular items – the annual Plate of the Union report.  This free report contains information about the macro economic and consumer behavior factors that will impact the US specialty food industry in...

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

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