Small Food Business



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  • Taking The Time To Get It Right (PODCAST)

    17/06/2019 Duração: 45min

    When Brenden Schaefer left his full-time job to start Bright Foods, he’s already spent considerable time doing market research and product development to make sure his product was market ready. But when a major retailer approached him about being carried on their shelves, Brenden took the bold step of saying he wanted to wait six...

  • Growing A Franchisable Food Business

    28/05/2019 Duração: 25min

    Like many of you listening, Eric Escobar didn’t start out in the food industry. He’s been working in fitness for 9 years and is the CEO to Camp Xcel which has four gyms located in Los Angeles and San Diego. He started to notice a problem though wherein his gym customers couldn’t reach their fitness...

  • Plotting A Map For Food Business Financing (PODCAST)

    04/04/2019 Duração: 42min

    Today we are speaking of Tera Johnson, the founder and director for the Food Finance Institute. A serial entrepreneur herself, Tera’s mission is to create the next generation of environmentally and economically regenerative food and farming businesses. She founded teraswhey(r) and is the host of the Edible-Alpha podcast and, as you’ll hear, has first-hand experience...

  • The Logistics Behind Starting A Shelf-Stable Food Business

    18/03/2019 Duração: 22min

    How does one enter a relatively crowded marketplace filled with large players in a product category that requires shelf-stability? Mary Ann Rollano shares her experiences with us today on the podcast. TRANSCRIPT: Jennifer: Today we have Mary Ann Rollano on our podcast. She is an award-winning tea entrepreneur and the founder of MaryAnna’s Tea which...

  • Bootstrapping In the Food Industry’s New Wild West (PODCAST)

    04/02/2019 Duração: 30min

    In today’s podcast we talk cannabis, edibles, the food industry, disruption, and how to bootstrap a budding business (yes, pun intended!). Join us as Wayne Schwind of Periodic Edibles shares his story of making his mark in this new wild wild west. TRANSCRIPT: Jennifer: Welcome and thanks for listening. Today we’re talking with Wayne Schwind...

  • Stepping Up To A Co-Packer (PODCAST)

    14/01/2019 Duração: 16min

    If you’ve thought about or have plans to work with a co-packer in the coming year, this is the podcast you need to hear. There’s a lot of steps and complexity in taking your food product idea or the product you’re currently making in a commercial kitchen and transferring that to a co-packer. Which is...

  • Using Scrappy Marketing To Make An Impact With Customers (PODCAST)

    13/12/2018 Duração: 24min

    How did a food company enter a crowded marketplace with minimal startup capital and manage to become one of the top players in the product category? Sam McBride, Chief Operating Officer of RXBAR, will share with us how the company found and focused on its niche to build a multi-million dollar brand. TRANSCRIPT: Jennifer: Sam,...

  • Connecting The Foodservice Dots

    14/11/2018 Duração: 29min

    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 about getting noticed in the first place? [PODCAST] TRANSCRIPT: Jennifer: We...

  • Embracing The Entrepreneurial Journey (PODCAST)

    25/10/2018 Duração: 27min

    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 initially envisioned. We talk about that in this podcast with Eden Cheesecake...

  • Preparing For The Holidays

    15/10/2018 Duração: 47min

    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 company’s very first holiday sales season. TRANSCRIPT: Jennifer:...