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So You’ve Got a Recipe and You Want to Sell a Food Product

So You've Got a Recipe and You Want to Sell a Food Product

You’ve been making this recipe forever and every time you share the results, someone says, “Wow, this is so good! You should sell it.” And that’s where you gets stuck, because you have no idea what to do next.

When you’re at this stage, at the very beginning with no clue what to do next, you don’t know what you don’t know. You don’t know even know what questions to ask. Eight years ago I was in your shoes. I needed help; I knew I needed help, but I didn’t know where to turn.

I stumbled along, making mistakes, spending money I didn’t have and sometimes getting lucky and finding solutions that worked. I looked for help from people who’d “been there” too. Shari Fitzpatrick, founder of Shari’s Berries, and I had a conversation during which I recall asking the most intelligent questions I could come up with. She was very kind in sharing her experience, but in hindsight, and to my point, I’m not sure I got as much as I could have out of that conversation. First because it was only about 15 minutes long and more critically, because I wasn’t sure what to ask. I wonder if she hung up from that call thinking, “ha, good luck to that girl ’cause she does NOT know what she’s doing.”

Eventually, I managed to piece together enough of what I needed to know to get the right incorporation, licensing, business and liability insurance, registration for sales tax, space in which to bake, ingredient, packaging and shipping vendors and so on. Quite possibly, I may have (unknowingly) violated some laws. This was not the fast track, but there wasn’t any other way, and I was determined to keep moving forward!

There is plenty of information “out there” about starting a generic business. Much of it applies to your start-up business whether you’re a food entrepreneur or a hair stylist. And it’s still confusing. Add in that you’re producing a product that people EAT, and laws that change frequently, and now it’s even more confusing and yet important that you get it right.

Here’s a brief checklist of the first crucial steps you need to take if you want to turn a recipe into a successful food business.

1. Determine to WHOM you are going to sell. Is there even a market, beyond your well-meaning friends and family, for your product? Many of the rest of your decisions depend on this one. PS: “Everyone” is not the right answer.

2. Incorporate your business. It’s important for tax purposes as well as liability and asset protection. Which type of incorporation you choose depends on your personal situation and merits discussion with your CPA.

3. Get liability and business insurance. Especially with a food business, there are too many factors and risks lurking to play around here.

4. Take care of these first two steps BEFORE you sell one bite of anything!

5. Register your business with the state and get any local … Read More


Fortified Tea Wine Recipe

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Sylvestris (the ancestor of the trendy wine grape, V. vinifera ) would have become simpler following the development of pottery during the later Neolithic , c. 11,000 BC. Nevertheless, the earliest evidence up to now found dates from millennia afterwards.

Last week I was capable of have fun the 300th anniversary of Chianti Classico with Andrea Cecchi from Tuscany’s Cecchi Household Estate While dining at Ristorante La Perla , our party listened to Andrea discuss the region and his winery while having fun with a number of of the winery’s Chianti Classico and Maremma Toscana wines.

That is simply an incredible value for a medium weight, delicious wine with pink berry, plum, pepper and slate notes, constructed from classic Portuguese grapes like touriga nacional and tinta roriz however no oak getting old. I scored this wine 93 factors, it has the stuffing to age, however the quick approachability of this wine, will make being affected person troublesome.

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Fortified Tea Wine Recipe

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Shut behind among the many 103 Gold Medals (reaching an average score of ninety points or greater) the range of wines widened to include most categories, however it is clear that chardonnay, pinot noir, syrah, riesling and glowing wines are emerging as Canada’s most consistently awarded wine kinds.

The precise color and the assorted hues in pink wine are depending on the kind of grapes used as additionally on the size of time the grape skins are in contact with the juice in the course of the fermentation quantity of tannin launched into the wine can also be depending on this time issue.

For the Bus Tour’s remaining go to veteran grower Chris Jentsch pulled out all of the stops in an outstanding display of generosity at his namesake C.C. Jentsch Cellars Practically ninety years of Jentsch family farming within the Okanagan contributed to Chris and his wife Betty launching wine gross sales in 2013 at their 63-acre Golden Mile property winery.

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