Food Business Success

Food Business Success

Whether you have a delicious idea that you want to turn into a real business, or you have a small food brand and want to grow it, Food Business Success is here to help you create a profitable packaged food business. Sari Kimbell, the creator of Food Business Success offers you valuable insights, practical tools and step-by-step help to launch or grow your business as well as ideas to help you become the badass entrepreneur running your dream business. Together, let's make your food business dream real!... Show More

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March 2, 2021 59 min

A year ago we were all reeling from lockdowns and uncertainty. Brandon Hernandez, co-founder of Whole Brain Consulting was at the forefront of working with large and small brands on their food safety protocols and manufacturing operations and supply chain.

Food safety is top of mind for a lot of businesses, more than ever with COVID. If you aren't taking your food safety and manufacturing operations seriously or don't know ...

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February 25, 2021 4 min

I had so much fun delivering the updated Farmers Market Masterclass yesterday, I wanted to be sure everyone knew about it! You can get the replay at foodbizsuccess.com/masterclass

In the masterclass I teach:

What to expect in time and money
Your next four steps to get started
3 Mistakes to avoid
My top 3 sales strategies to sell out every time

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Shannon Roddy is my go-to Amazon expert, especially for clients who want to take a more DIY approach, but want the guidance of an expert so they don't royally f*&K it up (which is easy to do on Amazon).

In this episode we go over the three biggest mistakes entrepreneurs (you) make and how to avoid them when you are ready to go on Amazon. His monthly membership to get his full Amazon Brand Success Academy is amazing for only...

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I am getting so many questions about farmers markets lately and so I recruited a friend who runs a large market in Denver and we are having a frank conversation about COVID and how vendors can be more successful at a market. 

AND be sure to register for the upcoming live Farmer's Market Masterclass. I am updating the class to include even more gems and a few COVID related tips. You will also learn what to expect when you start ...

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Are you in the grind of your business and wondering if there is a light at the end of the tunnel? My guest today, Chelsea Ford, is a fellow CPG food industry expert helping women with operations and scaling up their business to get to the breakthrough cycle (where they can hire people and not work so many hours and wear all the hats).  This is probably why you started your business in the first place!

Join us as we discuss three ph...

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Not getting the results you want in your business? It may be time to check your beliefs before you take any action. Are you coming from a belief that supports your goals and dreams or from a place that says you "always mess it up" or "it's too hard or too expensive".

This week's episode is all about creating a belief plan first BEFORE taking any action. I share my belief plan and give you ideas for what migh...

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Many of my clients wonder if they need a digital strategy. My answer is it depends...on your goals and your product. But, there is no question that the opportunity is huge on Amazon and my guest today, Luke Tierney, founder of Eco D2C, specializes in capitalizing on the opportunity. He helps brands large and small be more successful on Amazon and their own ecommerce websites.

If you are considering going online and are wondering ho...

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What if you took a completely different approach this year to get closer to your impossible goal?  Instead of trying to avoid failure, you actually leaned into it and did it on PURPOSE?!

I know...sounds crazy, but it works! And there are huge benefits that come from getting better at failing. This week's podcast is the third in the series on your Impossible Goal and you don't want to miss it!

Grab the Impossible Goal worksh...

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What does it actually mean to go after your impossible goal?

By his own admission, Christopher, founder of Vukoo Nutrition,  shouldn't even be here after a near death experience, let alone a be a successful packaged food founder.  He was a food industry nubie going into the very competitive bar category AND it was a refrigerated bar, so people weren't even looking for it.

Our interview is a deep dive into what it really tak...

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January 7, 2021 2 min

What are the burning questions that are stopping you from pursuing your packaged food business dreams? 
Whether it's about packaging, branding, licensing or whatever, now is YOUR chance to ask me questions about the packaged food industry. Join me, Sari Kimbell, for a YouTube Live question and answer session.

For links and instructions for watching visit foodbizsuccess.com/ama
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January 5, 2021 30 min

So, you have your impossible goal defined. Now what?  Remember, we are doing things differently so we actually create a sustainable system. This week's podcast lays the groundwork and gives you two actionable, and VERY doable, steps to take this week to kick off your year of doing the impossible.

Get the Impossible Goal quarterly worksheet at foodbizsuccess.com/impossible

Ep #5: Why You Need a Hard Why

If you want more help turni...

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December 29, 2020 15 min

What do you want to achieve for yourself in 2021? If you are thinking about starting a packaged food business or you want to grow the one you have, you can't just set a small goal. Tune in to today's episode about how and why you need to set a BIG goal that seems impossible to generate enough action to achieve something amazing and blow your own mind.

Food Business Success Podcast Ep #13: Using Gratitude to Fuel You Into Ac...

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December 22, 2020 22 min

Perfectionism will steal your dreams because you stop moving forward.  It keeps you safe and allows you to never get it out into the world. Whether it is a product or a social media post or an email. I see it all the time with my clients. They stay stuck under the thumb of perfectionism.

I offer all of my clients the 80% rule and I give them permission to put it into action. Learn more about this and three ideas you can put into act...

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Whatever your measure of success, from a great day at a farmers market to a $15M exit and everything in between, you need to hone your data story to increase your sales and profitability over time. My guest today is Doug Helbig, VP of Sales for Alter Eco and previously brands like Wandering Bear and Dang Foods. 

We get into a ton of topics around growing your business into wholesale including how to use LinkedIn, brokers, trade sho...

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We need you more than ever. Entrepreneurs really will save the world! They always have during downtimes, and this is no different. There is so much opportunity right now to share your delicious foods with the world  and step into the entrepreneur you want to be. Now is the time to take the risk. What are you waiting for...a pandemic?

It isn't going to be easy, but nothing worth having is. Being an entrepreneur means it is all o...

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Many states have a law called the Cottage Food Act that allows certain products to be made in a home kitchen and sold directly to a consumer. My guest today, David Crabill, is who I turn to as the expert on all things Cottage Food with his website Forrager.com.

David shares his own cottage food journey, whether you need insurance or an LLC and his top five tips for success that have come out of his own podcast interviewing founders....

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This is not your typical Thanksgiving week gratitude podcast. Believe it or not, we often use gratitude against ourselves to stay in the status quo and not go after our dreams. Instead, I give you three exercises to try to use gratitude in an active way that fuels your action and gets you past the fear and discomfort you feel when you think about starting your business. Try one of them on this week and see how it feels. I hope you ...

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My guest this week is Lara Fordis, a former corporate market researcher turned independent who loves helping small brands validate their idea and make sure they know their target customer and whether they will be successful in the marketplace.

Lara has great ideas on how to do market research on a small scale and tips to avoid to get false positives. In fact, it has gotten easier to do marketing research during COVID!

My big piece of...

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Today my special guest is Karyn Savory, Owner & Creative Director of Sweet and Savory Designs and we are going to be talking all things design, and branding and learning some of the insider tips and tricks and what to expect when working with a graphic designer.

Karen Savory is a design connoisseur with a food fetish. She helps restaurants and food & beverage companies create top-shelf visual brands that directly impact both...

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November 3, 2020 23 min

This is week 10 of the podcast and I am celebrating this small victory! What are you celebrating today, this week, this month? Focusing on the small wins are what add up to your big successes. It is so important that you break down your big goal into small, bite sized pieces and celebrate yourself along the way. Join me as I will share some of the wins my clients are having and some ways you can get better at celebrating your wins!...

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