After launching a few startups (which is no easy feat), Lisa Liguori founded a company that presents awards to food products that meet a high standard of excellence. You may know her company, ChefsBest, by the gold seals and ChefsBest Awards that appear at the
Fact: Six cities have a soda tax in place on sugary beverages.
What should you do? Do your research! Make sure you know the regulations and how it will affect your business. If there is no way around it, put the sugar down! Find an equally as delicious
“There isn’t a worthwhile thing in the world that can’t be accomplished with good hard work. You’ve got to want something first and then have to go after it with all your heart and soul.”
-Margaret Rudkin, Founder of Pepperidge Farm
Read more about Margaret Rudkin's story and how
Interested in food and technology? Danielle Gould, the CEO and founder of Food + Tech Connect, single-handedly changed the food tech industry. Food + Tech Connect is a company provides information and other connections to people who are re-engineering food systems. She has even launched a separate program
Fact: About 80% of millennials would choose to spend money on an experience rather than a product.
What should you do? In millennial terms, an experience really means something that is Instagram-worthy. Whether it's creative packaging or a great backdrop or unique entertainment in your restaurant, serve-up more than
Shannon Ronan and Breelyn MacDonald, co-founders of Two Chicks Beef Jerky, created an all-natural version of an all-time favorite guilty pleasure, beef jerky. Meat snacks comprise a $1.6 billion market in the U.S., but most brands are created and marketed by men.
These two wonderful women
Fact: Nearly half of all food produced is wasted.
What should you do? Review your process. You can learn from others how to use your produce more efficiently, getting more product while shrinking your carbon footprint! Here are some practical tips from Mashable on reducing food waste.
A mother-daughter duo, Val and Breezy Griffith, started their company, Skinny Dipped Almonds, as a goal to spend more time together after the passing of a close family friend. Their idea grew after eating chocolate covered almonds that had a little too much coating on them.
Fact: The number of farmers markets in the U.S. grew 180% over seven years!
What should you do? Explore a market near you. Many vendors are women-owned businesses. You'll eat healthier and support your fellow entrepreneurs!
“To protect your energy…
It’s okay to cancel a commitment.
It’s okay to not answer that call.
It’s okay to change your mind.
It’s okay to be alone.
It’s okay to take a day off.
It’s okay to do nothing.
It’s okay to speak up.
It’s okay to let go.”