Bees do it, and so can we. All it takes is cross-pollination.
Susie Wyshak helps solo food entrepreneurs and growing businesses define your vision of success and connect the dots to support you in making it happen.
Shortcut: The first thing new specialty food entrepreneurs should do is get Good Food, Great Business which I wrote for people just like you.
Some ways we can work together…
The cross-pollination of ideas is my dream job and my calling. It’s quite simple. You tell me your goals or challenges, I dream up ideas by phone, Skype or email….all above board. Start by telling me what you’re up to.
90-Minute Strategy Session (on Food Business and Life)
Clarity on your food business idea or future plans — or a complete shift in direction — can happen in a 1.5 hour conversation. Most often, we start with a 45-minute information-packed call followed by another 45 minutes once you’ve explored and processed possibilities from our first call. Take the first step toward your food future.
Your Success On My Mind – Ongoing
Imagine having a right-hand strategic advisor who knows your goals and is totally connected to what’s happening locally, in big-picture trends and in opportunities that come up.
Months and years after sharing your goals and challenges, Susie will come back with amazing opportunities, strategies and connections to what they need. You’re investing a lot in a business. This is your chance to amplify your success — especially if you’re new to the food business.
Creative and Marketing Services
Writing? Naming? PR? Culinary tourism publicity? Susie and the FoodStarter network of collaborators are here to serve you. Learn more.
A Few Testimonials
“I contacted Susie thinking she could help in some way with planning a new retail food business in Oakland. She not only knew the landscape of the local food retailer scene, she had broad insight into trends and specialty grocery best practices across the U.S. Susie enthusiastically connected me with food leaders and other consultants in the Bay Area and offered an array of helpful business model ideas. I’d recommend her as a consultant to anyone seeking a quick start to forming their food product or retail concept ideas and getting connected.”
-future Bay Area retailer
“Susie is one of our most valued, savvied, and super fun business partners. Since the time she discovered and tracked us down at our local farmers market, we have enjoyed her clear passion, ongoing knowledge, and eye-on-the-future view about the artisan food scene. Susie’s all about seeing the possibilities and finding opportunities. She’s been instrumental in introducing our products to Foodzie.com, live event producers, and the right retailers. We even hired Susie to help us with website content after seeing her writing chops on our Foodzie.com store, and continue to enjoy her ideas, connections, and friendship!”
-Rachel and Bill, p.o.p. candy
“Susie is an amazing connector, strategic thinker who connects the dots, and is really fun to work with! She is truly interested in people and food, and takes the time to get to know people and their stories. She’s one of those people you can just trust and feel comfortable with. She is highly creative and full of great product ideas (both food and software). If you’re looking for help getting things off the ground or taking things to the next level, talk to Susie.”
Joyce Guan Founder/VP of Sales, Buyer’s Best Friend
“I met Susie when Foodzie.com was just getting off the ground. It was Susie’s determination, hard work, and passion for her work that made Foodzie.com what it is today. Susie is extremely effective in communicating and developing marketing campaigns. In fact her work for Amella Caramels helped us make into the Oprah Magazine. She is very creative and is always wiling to lend a helping hand to a colleague. Susie has been instrumental in helping us grow our Amella Caramels Brand through her great contacts and knowledge of the specialty business. I would recommend Susie Wyshak with great confidence that she get the job done right!”
Emir Kiamilev, Amella Caramels
“Susie truly loves food and is very inspiring to work with.
She brings many great ideas to a project and has the ability to connect with people. She is always the one to get things done.
She has knowledge of the food industry and has
variety of marketing and other skills such as writing and strategy.”
Arnon Oren, Oren’s Kitchen