If you are planning to start a small food business or have one already but now need some help, stick around and you will discover honest practical actionable and easy to follow solutions to help you operate with efficiency.
A little about myself and why I started this blog.
Having been in business for many years and experiencing both good and bad with the bad outweighing the good, I don’t wish anyone to go through my experiences of hell a few years ago. My experiences have taught me well and I am now better equipped to steer away from hell and also help others stay on track.
Like many people who go into business, I thought I knew everything that I needed to know to jump in and make a success, but having reached a crossroad, I decided to do a post-mortem of my troubled years and it wasn’t pretty. My findings lead me to start this Blog to help others not make the same mistakes I made.
Start Small Food Business-Is it right for you?
For the many considering a business to break free from the shackles of life, one of the ideas that will be ready at the forefront of their thought will be to start a small food business. The fuel to this thinking is the comfort and shelter of one’s own kitchen from where you can dare and dream.
Many people make quick emotional decisions to start small food business because they are mostly led by passion first and not logic. The consequences of not thinking things through in this business are all too evident when we read the horrifying statistics showing closure after closure as a result of failing to plan.
Despite the scary statistics, it’s not all doom and gloom and there will be many success stories, especially for those who have a Plan. The planning must include your vision along with measurable goals to take you from (A to B) on a straight line without going off course.
If you are already in business, you may be enjoying success or you might be facing some challenges. Either way, the posts here are to share my food biz experiences in the hope it will help you and your business.
Anyone considering going into this business should weigh up all the positives and negatives first and be truthful to yourself on whether you can make it work for you and still retain some quality of life to spend with your family.
One of the key ingredients to the success of any business is the support of family, and food business is no different, so get them on board early. If they are with you from the start, the hard work and long hours will not seem permanent and you will not be trading time for money.
So, you have a great small food business IDEA living in your head and you now want to set it free. Well, Fooddadi can shine some light to help you to realise your dream.
Food business is one many happily go into because it’s more passion-driven than most other conventional options.
Passion is definitely a plus point in any business but there are many other things to factor in if you want to give your food business a chance to succeed.
This blog is here to help you focus on both the obvious and the not so obvious to give you the understanding you need to help you make the right decisions for your business success.
Here you will find the latest trends, the story makers, the best suppliers, cost reducing tips, recipes and & more—–
So, shall we start and see how much of the scheduled tasks fit in with your plans and then ask if any changes are needed.
Questions ???? (Is this for you?-steps 1 to 5)
1. Identify who you are! This is easier said than done and is not just about discovering your name. This means asking questions about you the person to find your character and get to know the real you.
- Are you? a people’s person, leader, charitable, God-fearing, responsible, willing to learn, a literal or lateral thinker, environmentally conscious.
- Can you? trust others, think laterally, handle adversity.
- Have you? ambition, moral values, business experience.
2. What are you good at? These are your strengths and transferable skills. Ask if they are a good fit for this type of business. You will be the best judge of this, so list them down as you know best.
3. Who can benefit from your offering? Be specific and identify your audience. Look at the demographic, age group, type of service, affordability, comfort and convenience.
4. What do your prospects want & need? This is so often forgotten when people set out on their business journey. It’s vital you differentiate yourself from competitors and identify your customers wants and needs as opposed to trying to sell something you want. Don’t underestimate this step as this will almost certainly lead you to failure.
5. How are you able to help them? From the first four steps, you now know who you are, your strengths, your target audience and also their needs. Now, look at ways to package all your findings to deliver your product or service with efficiency. To gain a competitive edge, you may want to consider disruptive marketing. Disruptive marketing is the term used to describe the re-shaping of an existing product or service to satisfy the needs of unsatisfied customers. (simply doing things the others are not doing).
The above questions can help you determine your suitability not just for food business but any type of business you wish to go into.
Knowing who you are will help you identify people similar to you. Some of these could be relatives or people within your other circles. Once you know who they are, ask yourself what you like and dislike about them, and whether you will qualify them as a good fit for your planned business. Your findings will have a bearing on your decision-making process.
Over the coming weeks, we will look at many more steps in starting a small food business in a structured fashion for you to add to your business plan.
LOOK OUT FOR NEXT STEPS! –