Top 10 tips for starting a food business

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00
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We have put together a top 10 checklist of things to do when starting a food business to help you succeed.
I was talking to Lani from Yelp Brisbane the other day when she came out to visit our space. Our conversation drifted towards the benefits of hiring a commercial kitchen space as opposed to cooking from home and I realised there were many benefits that are usually overlooked. Our conversation inspired me to write post about it so I decided to compile a list of the top 5 reasons to hire a commercial kitchen for your food business.

4 Habits Of Persistence Every Entrepreneur Should Have

Thursday, 19 February 2015 00:00
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Startup companies can seem fun. Working for yourself, in your own time, getting paid what you make, doing what you love - but it’s not always as it seems. Don’t get me wrong, working in my own startup has been great, and if you have your own passion you wish to follow or are following, I encourage you whole heartedly and say go for it - but with anything good, there often challenges that we will face. It is how we deal with these that will ultimately determine our success. Based on what I have read and learned, I have constructed a list of 4 habits I believe are essential for an entrepreneur to have during the start up process.

Free coffee from community cafe

Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00
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The Idea
So if you have been following our social media at all, you will know that tomorrow we will be launching what we have affectionately been calling our “Book to Cook Coffee Drop”. The idea started from a narrow space between the end of our walk-in freezer and roller door. When building our kitchens, council restrictions prevented us from building too close to the roller door. We always wanted to turn this space into something but it always seemed too small. One day we had an epiphany and decided we could put in a coffee machine and food produced by our customers in our own kitchen.

3 Essentials to kick start your business on social media

Thursday, 05 February 2015 00:00
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Word of mouth is still believed to be the strongest form of advertising you can do. A recommendation coming from someone who has no affiliation with your business is the best kind. They are recommending your services to a friend, so firstly they are a trusted source and secondly they gain nothing from it - so it is a genuine reference.

Whilst, “word of mouth” style advertising is often the strongest, it used to be something we were unable to control; these days however, social media changes all of that.