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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 Paperback – February 1, 2011
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When not working in the kitchen, Jennifer tries to stay closely connected to her local food business community. She also loves running with her husband and dogs and dreams about the Wyoming ranch she hopes to one day buy. She loves nothing more then talking about food and entrepreneurship and encourages readers to join the conversation at www.smallfoodbiz.com.
Top Customer Reviews
This book really doesn't tell you much, which is a shame because I have only found a couple other books along this same genre. Only a few of the templates provided in the back of the book are worthwhile. The individual success stories were the best part about this book, whereas everything else is so superficial that it seems to be written more for people who have zero business knowhow and who are extremely rural folks. Also, the entire book mostly revolves around baking, which does not help as much for someone who is trying to make BBQ sauce or other food products. Also, only a handful of the Web resources were useful. It would have been nice to see more research on packaging because that represents a majority of your product costs. I have performed much research in the past month and have found many better places to find packaging and label printing (e.g. containerandpackaging.com or ebottles.com or psprint.com). Furthermore, the book should have provided a lot more information on constructing a proper formal business plan.
I don't typically write bad reviews, but I would suggest even to the most novice beginner that YOU SHOULD FIND ANOTHER BOOK! Try to find something local first that explains the laws of the region in which you live because that is where the journey really begins. Without knowing what the local laws allow, you cannot even begin to understand whether your idea will work. Overall, this book has inspired me to perhaps write my own book on the topic.
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 parts of business so it doesn't seem so overwhelming. The section on how to price your product was very helpful as well.
The personal storties of people who have successfuly started businesses was fun and inspiring.
Since reading the book, I've started the first few steps to get my business going and I'm sure I'll refer back to the book as a guide.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great book for anyone interested in selling their own artisan food!!!Published 1 month ago by Joy
Bit elemental. Just because you did it once doesn't make you an expert...Published 15 months ago by Nikki Brewer
Good reference, a must have for those interested in starting businessPublished 17 months ago by Bullhead