Insights and Inspiration on the Business of Good Food
Have you ever felt a robot could do a better pitch job than a hired staffers rotely reciting a bunch of features, meanwhile asking nothing about you? It’s one thing when you make a wrong hire at a local supermarket or warehouse store (unless they yell at an old lady for not knowing the samples […]
The One Smart Cookie uniform sugar cookie cutters caught my eye for several reasons: Perfect for professional cookie makers, perfect for kids and grownups at home. The value proposition: “Easily bake multiple amounts of perfect sugar cookies all at once, without chilling dough for hours, guessing at dough thickness or spacing!” As a smart cookie […]
The 2014 Eat Real Festival in Oakland is a chance to eat, drink and catch up, sample and buy from local food crafters. At the same festival in 2011, we were advocating a law to allow making food at home in California. So it was fun to check in with a few several year-old food […]
A casting associate wants to hear about game-changing food inventions, culinary tools and products, and good old food products that are reality-show worthy. The deal: Eyeworks TV, the producers behind Extreme Weight Loss on ABC and Bar Rescue on Spike is holding auditions this week (week of Sept 15, 2014) in Redondo Beach for entrepreneurs […]
As of today, organic-loving, sustainably-minded consumers have yet another reason to visit the natural candy aisle: Theo Chocolate’s organic, Fair Trade peanut butter cups. Just in time for back to school, the Seattle bean-to-bar chocolate maker rolled out these “soy free, palm oil free” treats, adding to the array of “better-for-you” versions of old fashioned […]
FoodStarter Advisory Service: Your Personal Think TankA right-hand trusted advisor may seem too good to be true — but that's what I do. And it works. Here's what some recent clients had to say:
Query: Ideas for finding employees, where to sell, and tradeshows
Feedback: "One thing I am sure of is that we will be working together again."
Query: "I need to move to the next level with my local food business but need help."
Feedback: "Thanks so much for the helpful info and contacts. "
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