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Mike Lewis

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  • active 4 days, 21 hours ago

    Sometimes packaging is just as important as the product itself. What do you need to include on your labels? When does functional also mean stylish? Talk to others about creative packaging ideas, where to buy […]

    Public Group / 77 members
  • active 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Licensing, inspections, training, insurance, taxes, and zoning — these are all things you need to be aware of when building your business. What challenges are you facing, and how do you manage costs while […]

    Public Group / 94 members
  • active 1 month ago

    Once you hit the limits of your cottage food law, it’s time to consider going commercial. When should you make the leap, how do you find a commercial kitchen, and what else do you need to know? Learn from others […]

    Public Group / 37 members
  • active 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Before customers can love you, they must notice you. Powerful marketing can help you stand out in a crowd and be the difference between turning a profit or loss. What have you struggled with, and what have you done well?

    Public Group / 59 members
  • active 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    What equipment do you use in your kitchen? Do you have any tips that make food prep easier? Learn about how to make your working environment a professional one.

    Public Group / 36 members
  • active 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    This group covers baked goods that do not fall under cakes, cookies, and bread. This includes pies, pastries, cones, pretzels, dried fruit, rice krispie treats, graham crackers, granola, nuts, seeds, trail mix, […]

    Public Group / 37 members
  • active 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    How do you get products to customers? Should you sell from home, at local markets, or online? Should you offer pickup or delivery? Share ideas with others about where and how you sell your products.

    Public Group / 35 members
  • active 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Almost all states have exemptions for selling certain types of homemade, if all proceeds go to a nonprofit or similar cause. This group is for those who want to provide homemade food for their community without […]

    Public Group / 15 members
  • active 2 years, 3 months ago

    Talk with others about the cottage food industry in Massachusetts

    Public Group / 11 members