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Plan for Success

Should you decide to pursue a specialty food business start up, there are a number of things you can do to minimize risk and maximize your chance of a successful, rewarding venture:

  • Develop a Business Plan
  • Regularly review your business plan to remind yourself of goals and maintain focus
  • Develop a marketing plan
  • Learn and follow food regulations and requirements
  • Maintain accurate, current records
  • Analyze your financial status on a regular basis and make necessary adjustments
  • Comparison shop for quality inventory in a timely fashion
  • Learn to recognize and solve problems promptly
  • Draw a line between your personal life and your business life and stick to it