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The Ins and Outs of Label Requirements for Food Product Distribution and Sales

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on February 07, 2017

In the United States, food manufacturers are responsible for the proper labeling of their products. The labels must meet all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other legal requirements, including nutrition information. The labels cannot be misleading or deceptive. Proper labeling, including nutrition and allergen information, is required for most packaged or prepared foods.

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Topics: Small Business, Food

Get Your Recipe To Market Success Stories: Kembers

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 23, 2017

Kembers Gluten-Free is a local small business that makes gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy free baking mixes and spices. Marilyn Roseburrough used the help of PCC's Get Your Recipe to Market program to make her business a success. For a complete list of where Kembers products are sold and to buy online click here.

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Topics: Small Business, Starting a Business, Food

Get Your Recipe To Market Success Stories: Pinkletons Curious Caramel Corn

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 18, 2017
Jonathan Poe, creator of Pinkletons Curious Caramel Corn talks about how his product came about and his journey working with the SBDC's Getting Your Recipe to Market program. His product is sold in various cafes and markets around portland. For a complete list of where to find this delicious treat, click here.

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Topics: Small Business, Starting a Business, Food

6 Decisions Every New Restaurant Owner Has to Make, and How to Make Them

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 16, 2017

It goes without saying that opening a restaurant is a huge commitment. This is especially true for those who have never opened a restaurant before, and are putting all their chips on the table to fulfill a lifelong dream or passion.

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Topics: Small Business, Stories & News, Retail, Starting a Business, Food

Get Your Recipe To Market Success Stories: Sapori Di Casa

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 13, 2017
Jennifer Tagliaferri and Duccio Tagliaferri graduated from Getting Your Recipe to Market in Fall of 2015. Their product is Sapori Di Casa, Italian pasta sauces. Their sauces are currently sold in all New Seasons and Green Zebra super markets.

Watch the video below to gain insights into: 

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Topics: Small Business, Starting a Business, Food

Meet your Instructor: Corey Schreiber

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on December 21, 2016

Corey Schreiber is a guest instructor in the new SBDC program - Restaurant Business Builders. He will be guest speaking in two sessions: "Your Concept & the Money to Do It" and "Stocking Your Restaurant." Corey's life-long experience in the restaurant industry brings a valuable level of expertise to the program.

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team, Starting a Business, Food

Business Profile: Kerfluffle

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on September 29, 2016


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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Food

Business Q&A: Brazi Bites

Posted by CLIMB Center on August 01, 2016
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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Food

Business Q&A: Kerfluffle

Posted by CLIMB Center on August 01, 2016

 Katie is owner and creator of Kerfluffle, a peanut butter swirled with marshmellow fluff. She used SBDC's Getting Your Recipe to Market program to bring her yummy fluff to households around the area.

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Food

How to Effectively and Creatively Stand Out When Demoing Your Food Products at Events

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on July 26, 2016

There’s probably no better way to get customers interested in your food product than giving them a live demo. They not only get to look, taste, and smell your product, but they get to experience your brand and the story behind everything.

With that being said, when you do demo your food product at a live event, you want to make sure it’s a memorable experience for consumers. Not only do you need to showcase your product in an effective manner, but you need to get creative in order to stand out in the eyes of potential customers.

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Topics: Small Business, Growing a Business, Food

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