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4 Food Business Training Opportunities in Northumberland County

Posted by OAFVC on Jan 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Successful companies invest in training and support. Employees who feel their employee values their professional development are more likely to stay at their job and be more productive while they are there.

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Topics: Northumberland County

How to Decide Where to Sell Food: Quick Comparison Guide

Posted by OAFVC on Jan 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Once you've decided the best way to start your food production business, you've understood all the rules and regulations, applied for the right permits, you've made your product, you have one very important question to answer as a food entrepreneur: where do you sell your product?

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Topics: Food Business

How to Learn the Rules and Regulations for Food Entrepreneurs

Posted by OAFVC on Jan 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Starting any business can be overwhelming. It is important to carefully consider the pros and cons of owning your own business. In any industry, there are an abundance of rules you need to know and follow. In the food industry, where your product is consumed by the public, you have an even greater obligation to understand the rules and regulations you must follow as a food entrepreneur.

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Topics: Food Business

How to Create & Maintain Food Brand Loyalty

Posted by OAFVC on Jan 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Attracting your ideal customer is important, but retaining that customer is far more valuable. Customer retention will powerfully and consistently increase your food business bottom line.

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Topics: Food Business

How to Beat Your Food Business Competition (You Join Them)

Posted by OAFVC on Jan 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It's easy to view business like a competition. But we need to change our thinking from seeing a finite amount of customers from whom we want to gain the largest possible share of their finite amount of spending capacity. Instead, we need to view our competitors in business as collaborative partners, who work together for the common good of all customers and the communities in which they live. As colleagues, companies share business services and resources. The business owners are a mini-community inside the broader, geographical community.

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Topics: Food Business

What's the Environmental Impact of a Commercial Kitchen?

Posted by OAFVC on Jan 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In 2018 and beyond consumers are more and more concerned with the impact their purchases are having on the environment. Whether buying online or at a local farmers’ market, people want to know they have purchased something that isn’t going to further damage the environment - and they’re willing to pay more for it. 66% of consumers would spend more on a product if it came from a sustainable brand.

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Topics: Commercial Kitchen

Is Your Business Ready for a Food Processing Rental Space?

Posted by OAFVC on Jan 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

If you have a small food production business or even a simple passion for food, consider the benefits of a food processing rental space like the one at OAFVC.

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Topics: Food Processing

A Round Up of the Benefits of a Local Commercial Kitchen

Posted by OAFVC on Jan 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

At any stage of your food production or farm-to-table business, a commercial kitchen is a helpful facility to consider. Whether you need to start filling larger orders or just begin production for your business, examine the following benefits of using a local commercial kitchen.

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Topics: Commercial Kitchen

How OAFVC Provides Product Development Opportunities

Posted by OAFVC on Dec 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There are many ways to grow a business, but product development is especially risky. Developing new products requires a lot of time and money, but when it pays off, it keeps existing customers interested and attracts new customers too.

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Topics: Food Business

Expand Your Community Based Food Production Business on Your Terms

Posted by OAFVC on Dec 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Let’s be honest, when you’re running a community food production business the focus needs to be on day-to-day tasks - like expanding your consumer base and meeting large volumes of orders. But it does get hard to put a schedule in place, especially when it comes to finding a food processing facility to grow your business.

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Topics: Northumberland County

Calculate Your Food Business Affordability

Posted by OAFVC on Dec 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Running a food business from your own kitchen is fun, but demand has grown and you’re a bit worried about how you can possibly process these bigger volume requests in the time you have. You now have to stop and assess your food business affordability.

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Topics: Food Business

How to Use Industrial Equipment at OAFVC - Hint: No Experience Needed

Posted by OAFVC on Dec 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

With no experience needed, you can go from zero to hero in no time using OAFVC’s commercial kitchen. True heroes know that the path to success comes through empowerment. The hero sets out in pursuit of a quest, just as you devote yourself to the journey of your food business. The hero is often accompanied by a group of loyal comrades. Let OAFVC’s professional experts be your sidekicks on the journey to help you plan, learn, and execute the skills you need to make your business grow. No need to bring anything with you.

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Topics: Commercial Kitchen