Starting A Part-time Food Business: Everything You Need To Know To Turn Your Love For Food Into A Successful Business Without Necessarily Quitting Your Day Job [NOOK Book]

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Whether you're slaving away in a cubicle dreaming of turning your mother's secret jam recipe into the next 'it' food or wish you could turn your flare for flan into a moneymaking venture that doesn't conflict with your stay-at-home parenting responsibilities, it's possible to start and run a successful small food business.

Written for anyone who wants to start a small part-time or full-time food business on a limited budget, this ...
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Starting A Part-time Food Business: Everything You Need To Know To Turn Your Love For Food Into A Successful Business Without Necessarily Quitting Your Day Job

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Overview

Whether you're slaving away in a cubicle dreaming of turning your mother's secret jam recipe into the next 'it' food or wish you could turn your flare for flan into a moneymaking venture that doesn't conflict with your stay-at-home parenting responsibilities, it's possible to start and run a successful small food business.

Written for anyone who wants to start a small part-time or full-time food business on a limited budget, this comprehensive book provides the roadmap to help you realize your dream. Each chapter takes you step-by-step through everything you'll need to get your small food business up and running including:

* Building a business plan that will guide decision making and set you up for success;
* Obtaining the necessary business licenses, registering your business, and securing commercial kitchen space that meets health code requirements;
* Determining which sales channels will work best for you based on the detailed pros and cons outlined for each option;
* Understanding your true product costs and how to price your products in a way that will make you money;
* The role marketing and branding play in customer loyalty and how it can help you succeed; and
* Developing a system to help you keep track of business finances and detailed worksheets that walk you through the financial side of the business<br>

This book also chronicles the stories of seven entrepreneurs who started their own small food businesses in their limited free time using minimal resources. Each of the 'How They Got Their Start' stories shares the mistakes and triumphs these entrepreneurs experienced in their first few years of business. From all walks of life, these stories include a twenty-something with modest savings who started a successful artisan ice cream company; a mother of toddlers who not only worked a full-time job but also started a whimsical cake company on the side; and a newly unemployed construction worker who decided to turn the bad economy into his good fortune by starting a meat jerky company.
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Editorial Reviews

LD Weber
This book arrived in my life at the perfect time. I've wanted to start some kind of food business for the last several years, but can't wrap my head around leaving my very good full time job. I've been mulling over starting a food stand at our local Farmer's Market and came home to find this book waiting for me.

The advice and tips given are thoughful, practical and concise. I'm not a person who is enjoys business plans or number crunching, but Ms. Lewis lays out how to tackle these pa
M King
With insightful guidance and practical step-by-step directions, this is really the perfect recipe for starting your own food-related business! Jennifer Lewis has created a great guidebook for how to think through starting your own business, and then follow through into making that business a reality. The real-life business cases make this book a true gem, as you get a real sense of the hard work and passion necessary for success! I definitely recommend this book for all - whether you are toying
Z Bartlett
If you only read one book while contemplating starting a food business, make it THIS book. The step by step approach the author takes helps the reader to understand each component of the business and why it is important. The book easily prepares the reader to apply the thinking to their own concept avoiding costly mistakes from the start. Different from other general business planning books or start up books, it focuses on the necessary elements specific to food. Among the most important aspects
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012240088
  • Publisher: Rabbit Ranch Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 650,990
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Lewis founded her small food company, Petit Four Legs, after years of working as a professional pastry chef for an international luxury hotel chain. In addition to a culinary degree, Jennifer holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Finance. A part-time entrepreneur herself, Jennifer splits her time between running Petit Four Legs and working for a nonprofit organization.
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