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Put a Commercial Kitchen in Your Food Truck Business Plan

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

If you are passionate about making food, serving people, and owning your own food business, then starting a food truck is a great decision. Food trucks are popular, fun, and have the potential to be very lucrative. The mobile convenience of bringing food to people is a huge benefit to consumers, and it’s one they are willing to pay for.

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Topics: Food Business

7 Low Investment Food Business Ideas to Help You Expand

Posted by OAFVC on Sep 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you have an established food business but you’re worried it’s getting stagnant, here are some low cost ideas you can experiment with:

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Topics: Food Business

3 Tips on How to Start a Food Business

Posted by OAFVC on Sep 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

So you’ve got an idea for a new food product. Maybe it’s a great product you can’t believe doesn’t exist in stores, or an old family recipe you want to share with the world. You’ve heard Ontario is a great place to start a food business: near farms for direct access to raw ingredients; access to support networks and funding programs; and lots of roads connecting you to the rest of North America, so you can distribute your product with relative ease. But that’s also made it a competitive place for food businesses. So where do you start, and how do you succeed?

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Topics: Food Business

Free Business Consulting for Starting or Expanding Your Food Business

Posted by OAFVC on Aug 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For businesses looking to use our facility, staff at the Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC) are available to discuss your external funding applications, product, packaging, and business development needs, self-study analysis, and to give general business advice. In conjunction with the Business Advisory Centre Northumberland, and our many other partners, you can get your business-services help for free.

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Topics: Food Business

How Do You Take Your Agri-Food Business to a Commercial Kitchen?

Posted by OAFVC on Jun 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Congratulations! Your customer base is expanding and you’re filling larger and larger orders. Finally, all the hard work and sacrifice is paying off. But with bigger volume food production comes bigger volume problems, like: how do you know when to move your small-batch food production to a commercial kitchen?

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Topics: Food Business