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!

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July 26, 2021 30 min

You know that failure is part of the deal...in theory. I'm not talking about a typo in an email or a photo that isn't your best on social media. I'm talking about real #adulting things.  Have you decided ahead of time what you will do  when "bad" things happen in your business? Will you fall apart and make it mean that you are a failure and should quit? This is one option.
The other option is to see this as part...

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If Steve Jobs didn't know the how to create the amazing Apple brand, what makes you think you should too?

Your need to know the "how" before you start may be the biggest excuse I see that stops want to be foodpreneurs from taking action and moving their business forward. Learn how to identify when you are in how greed and how to move past this entitlement excuse that doesn't serve you or your dream.

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My guest today is Andrea Blau, owner of AVA Manufacturing, and we are going in deep to help you feel more confident about when the right time is to find a manufacturer, what to expect when you start reaching out, how to form a great working partnership and how to work with a copacker when something isn't quite right.

When Should You Work with a Co Packer? https://youtu.be/cx4a4Bo2wFI

Start a Food Business Co Packer VS Private La...

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Hard things are a part of life and I tell myself and my clients all the time that "we can do hard things". This phrase has helped so many of you as you build a business (which is about as hard as it gets). Today I am taking this one step further and inviting you to strengthen your "hard things" muscle by purposefully doing hard things on purpose!

It is so much easier to do them on your own terms and the benefits of ...

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Do you have the right license? Are your labels compliant? Do you need a trademark? What about contracts with suppliers?

These questions come up a lot in my work with clients and one of the experts I turn to is Lauren, a CPG focused attorney. Don't avoid these issues but also don't be fearful. Knowledge is power. Educate yourself by listening to today's podcast episode about your risk when starting a packaged food busine...

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Are you letting anxiety steal your dreams of starting or growing your packaged food business? I see this in my clients a lot (and myself), especially women. The fear of feeling anxiety stops you from doing hard things, from taking action and moving your business forward. What if anxiety was no big deal. That is was the price of admission to living your big life and contributing your amazingness to the world?

In this episode, I shar...

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Have you ever thought about your feelings from an academic perspective? We aren't taught about feelings in school. How to process them and to let them in and that they are totally normal. Emotions often seem like they are happening TO us, especially negative ones, and that we are powerless over them.

Here's the truth: Feelings determine the quality of the life we have and ultimately the results we want in our life. So, if yo...

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It is so important to set up and know how to use a financial tool like QuickBooks from the start! When you are ready to raise money, having healthy books that don't require hours of work to get in order is so helpful (and less stressful on YOU)!

I am teaming up with my new favorite bookkeeper, Kira, to offer you guys a really inexpensive QuickBooks for CPG Brands Workshop that is specifically tailored to your type of business.

J...

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Founder of Empact Bars, Melonie has gone all in on her brand's voice and identity to achieve amazing things in her business. This conversation covers so much including making the big leap to go all in on yourself to start your dream. Empact is a great example that puts into practice the last three episodes featuring guest experts on your branding and connecting to your customer.

This really does work if you do it! Don't mis...

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Connecting with your customer doesn't have to be boring! Let's have a little fun (don't you want to do business with brands who inspire you and help you feel a certain way?).

My guest today is one of the most creative people I know. Peggy has pushed me for years to uplevel my work with fun brainstorming sessions, and now you get the benefit of what she does to help so many creative entrepreneurs. And yes, you are in the...

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Ok, so you know who your customer is and you get that you need to make them the priority. Now what? My guest today, Anna Bradshaw, is an amazing CPG copywriter who helps her clients craft that perfect sentence that helps their product fly off the digital shelf.

Anna breaks down your home page and several email sequences that need to be a part of your marketing strategy to start and continue that conversation with your almighty cust...

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There's you, there's your customer and there is your competition. You really only have control over two of the three and often I see entrepreneurs put too much emphasis on themselves. My guest today, Katie Mleziva of Real Food Brands, is a master at explaining why we need a brand story and how it will help make your life so much easier AND increase your sales.

The Real Food Brands Podcast
Ep 74 From a Good Product to a Great...
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May 11, 2021 34 min

Do you consider yourself a resourceful person? We have more information than ever at our fingertips, and yet, we look to outside sources to give us the answer or we quickly give up when we can't find it. 

I know many of you are fueling your business on your dream, and that is great, but wishing and hoping don't buy packaging or pay rent at the kitchen. On the last segment in this money series, I share with you some mindset ...

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What does starting your business and going on a 2-hour ocean jet skiing adventure have in common?

Listen to today's podcast to find out (this is a super fun one)! Then join the conversation in the private Facebook group.
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If you want more help turning your delicious dream into a real, profitable food business, apply for FoodBizSuccess.com to see if it is a good fit for you.

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April 28, 2021 1 min

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If you want more help turning your delicious dream into a real, profitable food business, apply for FoodBizSuccess.com to see if it is a good fit for you.

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"Are entrepreneurs not as worried about risk as the rest of us? 

The average person sees the risk in taking action and the entrepreneur sees the risk as taking inaction. "

You have proven your concept and now you  want to take your business to the next level. Every time you scale up you need to plan further ahead to raise the larger capital needed to scale. How do you find the money and are you ready to take on stakeholders i...

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April 20, 2021 54 min


The conversation about cash continues and this week we are getting into the practical side of money management AND why it is so important in your business with Lorne Noble of Simple Startup. From cash flow, inventory management and quickbooks setup up, Lorne has great tips and knowledge on how to do it right in your business and why it matters that you do.

As he says, "just start". Don't hide your head in the sand where ...

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April 13, 2021 43 min

Do you have a money intolerance? A WHAT? Most of you are thinking, "of course not! I want more money!!"

 But really think about how you might be blocking abundance in your business.  If money was a person, how would you describe your relationship with it? As a jilted lover or an adoring grandparent who just soaks it all up?

In today's podcast, I give you some easy money tools to shake up your money blocks and start allow...

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April 6, 2021 55 min

It is time to talk about MONEY! This is a topic many of us don't want to talk about. Why can't we just want to make our product and make people smile with our delicious product, right?

But then we have to start selling and put ourselves out there to be rejected and that's where things start to unravel. Before we tackle the practical side of running a business, we need to start with your money mindset and the money lies ...

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April 1, 2021 13 min

In April we are talking about all things MONEY on the podcast. Want to bring up all of your money drama...start a business!

I want to invite you to join me for an exercise, a generosity challenge, in April to shake loose some of your drama and start creating more wealth in your life and your business.

I would love to hear about your experience and how you spend your money from the challenge I give you on the private Facebook group (...

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