Restaurant Business Plans

Preventing Foodborne Illnesses at Festival

You may have heard about the food-borne illnesses linked to the Edmonton Folk Fest Festival (Click here to read the news article).  Unfortunately, I’ve seen and read about many different food-borne outbreaks originating from festivals.  Special events or festivals like the Folk Fest are very common and can be […]

Food Safety and Home Based Businesses

Have you ever made something so delicious that everyone around you, after licking their fingers clean, said – you should sell this?  Many famous brands started with an old family recipe and a home-based operation before moving into a commercial kitchen.

In Alberta, a home-based business is still required to […]

Don’t Eat Poop!

OK, so I’m sure you’ve heard that hand-washing is a good thing.  It’s also a requirement in most food regulations.  If you are a food business owner or a health-conscious person then you probably want people preparing your food to wash their hands.  Staff that don’t wash their hands […]

Why would anyone want to start a restaurant?

Having been around literally thousands of food businesses from large scale food manufacturers, restaurants of all sizes, food trucks, and even convenience stores, I often found myself wondering why would anyone start a food business.  It’s not that these food businesses were horrible, the majority were run by honest, […]

Food Business – Jay’s success story

If you’re starting a new food business, no doubt you’ve  dreamed of an amazing start!  Who wouldn’t want to have their business blow up at the start, pick up some momentum and quickly become profitable.  Here’s a very short story about a food business that did just that…


Two fish and […]

Business Proposals

I am very excited to have just finished a marketing proposal for a new and innovative marketing company!  Working on any project is always exciting and full of new learnings.  Here are some things to keep in mind when putting together a business proposal;

It pays to make them short. […]

By |September 2nd, 2013|Financing Your Food Business|Comments Off on Business Proposals