Small Food Business
By Jennifer Lewis
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Specialty food, artisan food, handcrafted food...never before has interest in these types of food products been so high. As the food industry undergoes a rapid shift in consumer desire and purchasing behavior, there's never been a better time to start and grow that food business of your dreams. But how to start a food business and how to overcome the challenges and hurdles you will undoubtably face as you grow your food business is another issue entirely. Join Jennifer Lewis of Small Food Business as she talks with food industry experts and food entrepreneurs just like you about the questions business owners face. Regardless of whether you're a mobile food entrepreneur, you sell your packaged food products wholesale to retailers, you operate a farmers' market stand, or you prepare food in your home kitchen under your state's cottage food laws, I hope you'll join us as we work to build a stronger artisan food community.
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||CleanConnecting The Foodservice Dots||Restaurants of all sizes are constantly on the lookout for new trends and menu ideas. This is an opportunity for food providers to get their products on onto foodservice menus. But what does that mean from a logistics standpoint and how does one go abo.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmbracing The Entrepreneurial Journey (PODCAST)||It’s safe to say that few things go as initially planned when it comes to entrepreneurship. This doesn’t mean you can’t grow and build the successful business you’re dreaming of. But rather, how you get there may be very different than what you||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreparing For The Holidays||The holidays are rapidly approaching and for many food entrepreneurs, this can be a prime time to rack up sales. In this podcast we talk with Eric Rupart from Nutkrack about how he’s using his 40+ years in the food industry to help him plan for his co||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding A Subscription Business Model For Your Food Business (PODCAST)||Adding a subscription model to your business can be a great way to make sure your customers get your product regularly and help you add consistency to your revenue stream. Today we’re talking with CeAnne Kosel of St. Fiacre’s Farm,||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransparency In All Aspects Of Your Small Food Business (PODCAST)||Transparency is all the buzz in the food industry these days. Sheila Griffin, owner of Houston-based gourmet cupcake shop, SheCupakes, takes that to heart in every aspect of her business. As you’ll see in today’s interview,||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA No-Nonsense Guide To Food Business Trade Promotions (PODCAST)||If you want to sell wholesale, you need to be thinking about marketing and trade promotions. In this podcast we talk with John G McGarvey, author of the Trade Promotions Field Manuel about how to develop a trade promotions plan, enact that plan,||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSo What Exactly Is Blockchain & Cryptocurrency? (PODCAST)||We’ve all heard the terms ‘blockchain’ and ‘cryptocurrency’ but what exactly do they mean? And what implications might they have for the food industry and for small food entrepreneurs? That’s what I sat down to talk to Matt Aaron about.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGaining Traction On Amazon (PODCAST)||Michael Kanter of Eliot’s Adult Nut Butter takes a totally new spin on nut butters with his innovative and bold flavors. How would this play out with online customers who may not have tasted Eliot’s flavors before?||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNot Taking No For An Answer (PODCAST)||Angela Marvidis of Tribali Foods showed up at a Whole Foods Market buyer meeting with not much more than an idea on how to revolutionize the frozen food aisle and some samples in a ziplock bag…and it worked! TRANSCRIPT: Jennifer: Angela,||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I really love the topics and guests on this show. It’s been super helpful in understand the food start up business. I’ve noticed people complaining about the audio but that seems very persnickety. Great host and very impressive for a brand new podcast. Keep it up!
Great topics for small food biz!
Things to consider at any and all points when starting/running a small food start-up or an established firm