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204, 2020

25 Epic Mistakes I’ve Made Running My Food Business

By |April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Specialty Food|0 Comments

After being in the food industry for 11 years, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve also failed hard and succeeded. It’s the failure part no one ever wants to write about. The mistakes and horror stories that made my company what it is today. And that’s exactly why I wrote this guide [...]

3103, 2020

What if You Need to Change Food Manufacturers? How to Prepare.

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Specialty Food|0 Comments

Making the switch to a different co­-packer or food manufacturer? This is not a decision to make on a whim after a bad. Only after careful consideration of the pros / cons and careful planning should you make this pivotal change. Have you been having trouble with your current co-­packer? [...]

3103, 2020

What to Do If There’s a Problem with Your Food Manufacturer

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Specialty Food|0 Comments

What if there’s a problem with my food manufacturer? Pro Tip: Eventually there will be. It’s never smooth sailing when you produce a food product. And problems happen with your co-­packer, too. Below are the most common problems I've encountered and how to solve them. By the way, if you're [...]

3103, 2020

Month 1: The First Production Run with a Food Manufacturer

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Specialty Food|0 Comments

Your first production run? It’s kind of like the first day of school. You need to have all of your paperwork in order, dressed in the right clothes, and make new friends. And not to mention those lists you get of the stuff your kid needs. If you think of [...]

3103, 2020

The Hidden Costs of Working with a Co-Packer Revealed.

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Specialty Food|0 Comments

After visiting and talking with several co­-packers, it’s time to take a hard look at the numbers. You need to know if you’re going to make money. After all, why would you co-pack if you’re going to lose money, right? There are three ways co-­packers charge. All of them have [...]

3103, 2020

Three Proven Ways to Find a Co­-Packer in Your Area

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Specialty Food|0 Comments

Finding a reputable co-packer that you trust is probably the most difficult part of the food production process. As you'll soon discover, you can’t work with just any co-­packer. They have to have the right equipment, be priced right, and you have actually like the people who make your product. [...]