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Is it time to open a bricks-and-mortar location? If you're in any product business these days, you have a lot to consider before opening a retail location. Food businesses require equipment (sometimes specialized and code-compliant equipment), community approvals, staffing, signage, and so much more. Although a storefront may be

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Founder of Seacoast Sweets Kirstyn Pearl started selling her grandfather's peppermint patties out of her dorm before she started selling treats year-round and across the country in 2015, with a revenue stream of nearly $100K last year. Up until this January she kept her full-time job as a financial analyst, clocking

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Ingredients: A sensible business plan, a large target market, controlled spending, and a little bit of good karma Celine Ikeler owns Karma Baker, a vegan and gluten-free bakery in the Los Angeles area that serves up just about anything you can think of (ALWAYS gluten-, egg- and

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Sweets weekend begins! Be sure to sample our real life stories of women of the dessert world this month. If you're looking for a light treat, taste these movies featuring foodie founders who bake, cook, and support themselves and others. (If you're a film buff, check out

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