Business Tip: Pretend You Are Bigger Than You Are

Business Tip: Pretend You Are Bigger Than You Are

Business Tip: Pretend You Are Bigger Than You Are

Just like meeting a person for the first time, businesses often make judgments on first impressions.

Other businesses are hesitant to give out information to consumers, so it helps if you can seem like your are a larger established businesses, even if you are just starting out.

Have your business formation information ready. EIN number, LLC documents, prepared W9, website and business email addresses prior to contacting vendors, suppliers, potential clients or distributors.

Product producers will often ask for this information prior to giving out bulk pricing for packaging and ingredients. They prefer that the small guy goes through a distributor. However, it is essential for your business planning to know what the bulk direct from distributor pricing will be…even if you will most likely not order from them for 6 months to 3 years.

Supply the necessary information and maybe even create an account. Get the information you need. Price per pallet, price per truckload, and lastly ask what the minimum order is.

This research will help you greatly in determining if your great hobby will also make a great business.




Visit from Children’s Village

The Children’s Village mission is to work in partnership with families to help society’s most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and socially responsible members of their communities.

We hosted a small group last night. They took a tour of the OFI facility and met with some of the community members. Everyone was very interested and had great questions. Each person had the opportunity to ‘work’ in the BAO kitchen and pack  and label a jar of Raw Slaw to take home.

Thanks to Karen from Free Bread, Jim from the OFI and Giuseppe from Alchemy Creamery for taking time to speak with the group. Thanks also to Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co. for providing samples.

 

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Commercial Kitchen Rental For Daily And Monthly Use

Commercial Kitchen Rental For Daily And Monthly Use

There is a new food economy emerging today where it isn’t just about the products we consume; it is also about the culture and community we are creating.  We welcome mindful food and drink entrepreneurs to come to the Organic Food Incubator to bring your dream to life.  Our commercial kitchen rental has everytthing you need to get you started. Join forces with other entrepreneurs that are working to change the way our food system works.