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How I Started a $150K Gluten-Free Bread Company

 How I Started a $150K Gluten-Free Bread Company

Hello! Who are you and what bread business did you start?

I launched Orange Dot Baking Company to share the wildly nourishing and delicious gluten free bread that I developed for my son, Andrew, who has celiac disease.  You see, most gluten free bread is not only unhealthy and boring, it can also give you a bellyache because most are made with xanthan gum. I sought to create a bread with a… Continue Reading »

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The 6-Step Marketing Growth Plan for a Home-Based Bakery

 The 6-Step Marketing Growth Plan for a Home-Based Bakery
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Jennifer Jacobs is the owner and founder of Wandering Whisk Bakeshop in St. Petersburg, Florida. Jennifer owns a boutique bakery studio with an emphasis on custom-work for weddings, corporate events, and catering.

Jennifer Jacobs, Founder of Wandering Whisk Bakeshop.

But it wasn’t always this way.

Jennifer had extremely humble beginnings. In fact, she operated the business out of… Continue Reading »

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57 Rib-Tickling Thai Restaurant Name Ideas List

 57 Rib-Tickling Thai Restaurant Name Ideas List

For better or worse, Thai restaurants are prone to eye-rolling names. Punny titles like “Thai One On” or “Getting Thai” are the norm in this genre whether you enjoy a clever title or not.

In this list we’ve organized a list of original Thai restaurant names you can use as inspiration at your future establishment. We’ve included some of our most creative attempts at puns, but also categorized names highlighting the quality of food… Continue Reading »

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Food Truck VS Restaurant: What’s the Best Option?

 Food Truck VS Restaurant: What’s the Best Option?

For several years, I operated a food truck on the coast of a sleepy fishing village on the coast of Maine. Because that’s the dream, right? Gorgeous sun-kissed summers, abundant, fresh seafood and ingredients, making your own hours, and answering to nobody but yourself? It’s the kind of thing that gets a lot of us daydreaming about starting a food truck in the first place.

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How Startup Weekend Helped Me Launch a Healthy Cookie Business

 How Startup Weekend Helped Me Launch a Healthy Cookie Business

Hello! Who are you and what food business did you start?

My name’s Julia Devecchi and I’m the Founder of HappyBites! HappyBites creates vegan (and coincidentally gluten-free) cookies that contain your daily needs of vitamins and minerals. Our main customers are vegans, sometimes also vegetarians and gluten-free people. I had the idea for HappyBites earlier this year in April, launched the first version of the Product in July and are now (October) making… Continue Reading »

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