Good Food Great Business

Good Food  Great Business Author Susie Wyshak
ISBN-10 9781452129655
Release 2014-11-18
Pages 224
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For those ready to follow their foodie dreams (or at least start thinking about it) Good Food, Great Business is the place to get organized and decide whether creating a specialty food business is really possible. Whether the goal is selling a single product online or developing a line of gourmet foods to be sold in grocery chains, this working handbook helps readers become food entrepreneurs—from concept to production to sales to marketing. Using real life examples from more than 75 individuals and businesses that have already joined the ranks of successful enterprises, the book walks readers through the good, the bad, and the ugly of starting a food business.

Cooking Up a Business

Cooking Up a Business Author Rachel Hofstetter
ISBN-10 9781101596913
Release 2013-12-03
Pages 240
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Stories and advice for creating a business out of the food you love. Do you have a passion for delicious food and want to create your own business out of it, but have no idea where to start? Cooking Up a Business is essential reading for aspiring entrepreneurs and gives you a real-world, up-close-and-personal preview of the exciting journey. Through profiles and interviews with nationally known food entrepreneurs from Popchips, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Hint Water, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Love Grown Foods, Kopali Organics, Tasty, Evol, Justin’s Nut Butters, Cameron Hughes Wine, and more, you will gain applicable, practical guidance that teaches you how to succeed today: • How to create a national brand—with no connections or experience • The secret to getting meetings with grocery store buyers • The number one thing you need to know about food safety regulations • Why a grassroots budget might actually help you succeed • Specific advice for gluten-free, organic, wine, and beverage companies • What every entrepreneur wishes someone had told them at the beginning • Why doing what you love is always a good idea

New Food Product Development

New Food Product Development Author Gordon W. Fuller
ISBN-10 9781439818657
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 508
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About the Second Edition: "... a clear and thorough understanding of how the industry as a whole competes, succeeds, and in some instances fails to bring new products to the marketplace.... delivers helpful information in a concise, organized style, bringing together diverse elements of the food industry that are all important for a new product introduction into the marketplace.... [a] should-have reference book for anyone involved in developing new food products working in or with the food industry." —Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 23, No. 3 See what’s new in the Third Edition: Examination of modern marketing techniques such as neuromarketing technology, test market modeling software, and social network marketing Exploration of economic challenges and how to do more with less to combat rising food commodity prices and lower carbon footprint Cohesive overview of all aspects of new food product development technologies and advances In-depth review of techniques of new product development and simulated test markets Expanded discussion of the problems specific to product development for the food service industry With new material highlighting the latest trends and science in marketing and electronic communication and their combined effect on market research, New Food Product Development: From Concept to Marketplace, Third Edition, describes stages of development in detail, beginning with sources of ideas and moving through development, final screening, and introduction into the marketplace. Drawing on his extensive experience in new food product development, the author outlines ways a company can organize for new product development and optimize available resources. He focuses on the roles, functions, and interactions of the members of the food product development team, other company departments, and outside resources in the food product development process. A well-grounded, broad perspective in the fundamentals of the new food development process in industry, this new edition of a bestseller clearly delineates cost-effective best practices for bringing new products to market.

Recipe for Success

Recipe for Success Author Abigail Steinberg
ISBN-10 9780814436875
Release 2015-11-25
Pages 188
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Your special spicy pickles. Your crunchy coconut granola. The cookie recipe so good that no one believes it’s gluten-free....With the ever-increasing demand for natural foods, the time may be right to turn your culinary hobby into a moneymaker. But the path to retail success is strewn with obstacles—unless you have the guidance of someone who’s been there and done it. Who is your target market? What sets your product apart? What’s your perfect price point? Recipe for Success gives you the benefit of an expert’s in-depth experience, taking you from initial conception to cashing out—and covering everything in between. Filled with real life examples, the book helps you: Package and launch your product • Work effectively with distributors • Win the fiercely competitive battle for store placement • Prepare for trade shows • Deal with slotting fees, “free fills”, promotions, discounts, and demos • Negotiate broker partnerships • And more Make no mistake: the natural foods industry is not user-friendly, but with this indispensable guide you can avoid the common—and highly expensive—traps many start-ups fall into . . . and make your dream business a delicious reality.


Handmade Author Jennifer Lewis
ISBN-10 061561583X
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 124
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REAL-LIFE RECIPES FOR SMALL FOOD BUSINESS SUCCESS It takes more than just good ingredients to start and build a successful artisan food business. In addition to doing the actual cooking or baking, food entrepreneurs are responsible for hundreds of decisions that impact the future of their business. From which marketing tools are best to how to increase operational capacity to dealing with government regulations and oversight to trying to make everything work within a limited budget, the sheer number of decisions can seem daunting at times. HANDMADE is like the advisory council food entrepreneurs wish they had. Based on in-depth interviews with eight food artisans from a diverse range of backgrounds, this book shares with readers the triumphs and challenges these entrepreneurs have faced. Each entrepreneur's story includes the practical tips and tactics they've used to help their day-to-day business grow. These real-life recipes for success will inspire you to start your own small food business or provide you with the guidance and new ideas you seek to take your company to the next level.

Homemade for Sale

Homemade for Sale Author John D. Ivanko
ISBN-10 9781550925821
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 240
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The authoritative guide for launching a successful home-based food enterprise, from idea and recipe to final product.

Start Run a Home Based Food Business

Start   Run a Home Based Food Business Author Mimi Shotland Fix
ISBN-10 9781770407329
Release 2016-06-15
Pages 176
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Are you one of the many people who dream of making a profit selling your own homemade foods? Now, with this one-of-a-kind, easy-to-follow guide, you can realize your home-based food business dreams! With over 30 years' experience, author Mimi Shotland Fix takes you step-by-step through the process of starting and running a food business.Whether you've always envisioned yourself with a home-based food business, need a second source of income or want to stay at home and be your own boss, Start & Run a Home-Based Food Business offers dozens of tips, examples and advice for you to run a profitable business from your own kitchen! The bonus download kit features resources and forms in PDF and MS Word formats. This includes: lists of books, websites and trade magazines, national and regional suppliers, sample contracts, invoices and accounting forms, tried-and-true recipes, and more!

Start Your Own Specialty Food Business

Start Your Own Specialty Food Business Author The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
ISBN-10 9781613083338
Release 2016-01-18
Pages 224
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Bring Your Fresh Ideas to Market and Profit Fueled by growing consumer demand for new tastes, cleaner ingredients, health benefits, and more convenient ways to shop and eat, the business of specialty food is taking off at full speed. This step-by-step guide arms entrepreneurial foodies like yourself with an industry overview, the hottest trends, important research and statistics, and insight from practicing specialty food business owners on key growth drivers, opportunities, and how you can differentiate from other food businesses. Discover how to: Find the right avenue for your specialty food business: home-based, retail shop, production, wholesale, or distribution Create a solid business plan, get funded, and get the essential equipment Get the right licenses, codes, permits, insurance for your operations Gain a competitive edge using market and product research Find a profitable location, partnerships, and in-store shelf space Promote your business, products, and services online and offline Attract new and loyal customers using social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest Manage daily operations, costs, and employees Plus, get valuable resource lists, sample business plans, checklists, and worksheets

Raising Dough

Raising Dough Author Elizabeth Ü
ISBN-10 9781603584289
Release 2013
Pages 264
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Increasingly, food-based businesses are seen as key solutions to solve our social and environmental problems, and yet entrepreneurs report a surprising lack of access to money to help them get started or grow. Raising Dough is an unprecedented guide that provides social entrepreneurs - as well as their potential supporters - the tools necessary to enable more of these businesses to launch and thrive. Through a mix of case studies and her own personal expertise, social-finance expert Elizabeth U explains what every budding entrepreneur should do even before they begin asking for money, including choosing an appropriate ownership model. She covers a wide range of possible funding sources, from traditional public and institutional grant and loan programsto cutting-edge, community crowdfunding models. Written primarily for people managing socially responsible food businesses, Raising Dough includes resources, strategies, and lessons that can benefit any socially minded entrepreneur and those who would support them, including investors.--COVER.

The Artisan Food Entrepreneur

The Artisan Food Entrepreneur Author
ISBN-10 9781610589345
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 176
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DIVCome along on an artisan food journey with thirty of the top “foodie” entrepreneurs in the industry. Chapter by chapter, you’ll be carried away with beautiful photography, delicious recipes, and inspiring stories from restaurant owners, farmers, beekeepers, bakers, and more. Get valuable advice for your own business along the way. This wonderful collection is sure to nourish your body and your soul with over thirty recipes that you will want to make again and again./div

One Drawing A Day

One Drawing A Day Author Veronica Lawlor
ISBN-10 9781592537242
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 128
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DIVThrough 46 daily exercises which make up a complete 6-week course, you will keep your artistic skills sharp and your imaginations fertile by doing One Drawing A Day. Each spread in the book features a beautiful drawing by one of 8 professional illustrators, with a description and comments by the illustrator as well as a companion exercise. Each exercise includes suggestions for various mediums or mixed-media solutions, advice on how to approach and execute the drawing, as well as professional tips. The book also includes exercises designed to spark new ideas and increase creativity./div

Food is Culture

Food is Culture Author Massimo Montanari
ISBN-10 9780231137904
Release 2006
Pages 149
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Explores the premise that everything having to do with food - its capture, cultivation, preparation, and consumption - represents a cultural act. Provides insights into many patterns of culinary behavior and tradition.

Getting Your Specialty Food Product Onto Store Shelves The Ultimate Wholesale How To Guide for Artisan Food Companies

Getting Your Specialty Food Product Onto Store Shelves  The Ultimate Wholesale How To Guide for Artisan Food Companies Author Jennifer Lewis
ISBN-10 0692213287
Release 2014-07-11
Pages 164
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Many small food business owners dream of seeing their products on store shelves, but how to get onto those shelves is a mystery. Focused specifically on specialty food businesses that don't have millions of marketing dollars at their disposal, this book unravels that mystery for food entrepreneurs, offering tactical tips, insight, and short stories of entrepreneurs who have been in your place and succeeded. Topics include: * Understanding the wholesale industry and the roles that brokers and distributors play * Pricing products appropriately so that you can grow and make money * In-depth insight into a variety of wholesale food channels, covering what you need to know and how you should approach specialty stores, supermarkets, club stores, and even food service and hospitality * How and why you should support your retailers to ensure you stay on the shelf * Information on labeling regulations and packaging guidelines to ensure your product gets noticed by customers and conforms with FDA requirements * Definitions and explanations of common wholesale and promotional terminology * Creating sales sheets that help your product sell-and samples to help guide you * The role trade shows play and how to make the most of them

Starting a Part Time Food Business

Starting a Part Time Food Business Author Jennifer Lewis
ISBN-10 0615437648
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 146
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Each chapter takes the reader step-by-step through everything needed to get a small food business up and running including: business plans; obtaining licenses and registering the business; understanding costs and pricing; marketing and branding; and developing business tools to track finances.

Separating the Con Man from the Co Man

Separating the Con Man from the Co Man Author William Fx Madden III
ISBN-10 0990772896
Release 2015-04-29
Pages 112
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Have you been searching for a contract manufacturer for the last 6 months, but you still haven't found a good match? Have you been manufacturing your product yourself and have come to the realization that you are ready to outsource? If you answered yes to any one of these questions, you need expert guidance as you sift through the dozens of con men to find the right co-manufacturer. Will Madden uses his two decades of experience to navigate the twists and turns of the food industry maze, empowering food companies to find the elusive needle in a haystack: the perfect co-manufacturer or co-packer.

From Kitchen to Market Sell Your Specialty Food

From Kitchen to Market   Sell Your Specialty Food Author Stephen F Hall
ISBN-10 0692572074
Release 2015-11-23
Pages 210
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Market, Distribute, and Profit from Your Kitchen CreationAuthored by Mr Stephen Farrelly Hall "A go-to book for any start-up food company." - Oprah's 'O' Magazine"How many of us have toyed with the idea of selling our favorite family recipes?Hall, a food industry consultant, has created a thorough guide to food marketing that issure to help food entrepreneurs at all levels, from the rank beginner to the most experienced.Strongly recommended."- Library Journal"An exceptional title that tells exactly how aspiring cooks can turn anoriginal product into a money-maker."- James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book ReviewArtisanal - Organic - Fair Trade - Natural - HandmadeConsumers are clamoring for quality and taste, and there is a growing trend toward organic and international foods.The opportunities to sell and market specialty foods are greater than ever - The specialty foods industry has been growing at an annual rate of 12%. Almost 75% ofThe nation's consumers now buy these upscale foods.In Sell Your Specialty Food, Stephen F. Hall outlines every food marketing opportunity and then supports entrepreneurial action with detailed guidance. Whether you own a business or you are thinking about starting one, Hall will show you how to:* Identify a winning product and its most appropriate markets* Get your product ready to market* Advertise, promote, and sell your product* Create your own success nicheAlso included is up-to-date information about the role of the Internet, health and organic food markets, the latest government regulations and technological advances, and contact information for a website for dozens of valuable resources.

How to Start a Home Based Bakery Business

How to Start a Home Based Bakery Business Author Detra Denay Davis
ISBN-10 9780762767748
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 192
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Home-based baking is one of America's best-kept business secrets. This sleeper industry offers even novice bakers the opportunity to bake from home for profit using tried and true recipes and equipment already on hand. And yet its many rules and how-tos are so elusive that few people out there who love to bake and dream of taking their products from the kitchen to the market actually end up doing so. Enter How to Start a Home-Based Bakery Business—the first book to cover every essential aspect of planning, starting, and running such a business successfully.