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How to Promote Your Food Business on Instagram [Free eBook]

Did you know that Instagram is the world’s second-favorite social media platform? It’s true—people across the globe love Instagram for its visual-first content. With that kind of fan base, it’s no surprise that Instagram is one of the most effective ways to market your food business. Of course, promoting your business on Instagram isn’t as […]

Win Lifelong Customers With These 5 Small Business Customer Service Tips

A customer at a cafe hands his credit card to a smiling cashier in a striped shirt.

There’s a reason customer service is considered a desirable skill in so many careers—not only does it help businesses retain loyal customers, but it can also attract new ones through glowing reviews and word-of-mouth. As a small business owner, you have unique challenges in building a loyal customer base. Unlike nationwide chains and franchises, you […]

4 Food Pricing Strategies to Grow Your Business in 2022

Choosing an effective food pricing strategy is one of the most important things you will do as the owner of a food business. Because sales are a food business’ primary revenue source, the cost of your food directly affects the amount of money your business can make. As such, you should consider the different pricing […]

Running a Successful Food Business

Running a successful food business boils down to the details. You need to build a solid plan and execute it from start to finish. There’s more to a business than making delicious food. While that definitely plays a significant role in bringing in customers and increasing sales, there’s more you need to consider. That’s why […]

How to Get Your Business on a Food Delivery App

There’s more to your business than well-prepared food orders and great customer service. One of the many things you think about is your business name, plan, and how you want to run this new endeavor. While your focus may be on attracting customers and building your business, don’t forget to protect your hard work with vendor […]

Five Effective Marketing Strategies for Your Restaurant Business

According to the National Restaurant Association, annual sales across the restaurant industry is $799 billion and they’ve predicted that there will be 16.3 million jobs in the industry by 2027. Let’s just say, the restaurant industry is not going anywhere any time soon. Since the industry is experiencing steady growth, how are you marketing your […]

Make Money With a Food-Focused Side Hustle

The side hustle has become a buzzword in our post-recession world. Diversifying your income stream becomes important in an uncertain economy. It’s the new unemployment insurance, and for many, their side hustle keeps them from living from paycheck to paycheck. A food-focused side hustle can be a great way to supplement your main income stream, […]

3 Tax Tips for Food Business Owners

It is that time of year again—tax season, and in honor of the season, the Food Liability Insurance Program has put together a list of a few tax tips for small business owners. Tip #1 You can deduct business expenses, including the expense of purchasing liability and business insurance. In order for a business expense […]

Mobile Payments: What You Need to Know

The time when cash and checks were the only way to pay for goods is gone. Now, the majority of people use their debit and credit cards, with a few people using cash and almost no one using checks (in some cases, vendors don’t even take checks anymore). If your food business is not prepared […]

Food Allergy Awareness: How to Educate Customers and Reduce Risk

Tacos being handed to a customer.

Last Updated: 12/20/2023 As a food vendor, caterer, private chef, food truck owner, or any other type of food professional, you probably get a lot of questions every day. “How much is this?” “Do you have condiments?” “Can I get this without onions?” “Where are the bathrooms?” These are just a few of the questions […]