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Chocolate/Candy Funnel

I've been making molded chocolate by ladling it from the tempering machine into the molds -- messy and wasteful. I recently learned about c…

Started by Brian Pelletier

3 Jun 16, 2009
Reply by Clay Gordon

How to research my chocolaterie startup idea?

Since I sculpt as a hobby and like to work with chocolate too, I proved to myself that it is possible to make a lots of copies of my works…

Started by Petre

1 Mar 19, 2009
Reply by nikolai

Wholesale/Retail Pricing

I offer chocolate for sale at markets, and from my kitchen (no retail store, yet), and also sell wholesale to local retailers. Does anyone…

Started by Brian Pelletier

5 Mar 1, 2009
Reply by Brian Pelletier

Building a Pitch / Press Release

I think sometimes we have or create a blind spot for our own projects. I've written releases before for other clients in other industries b…

Started by Andy Ciordia

2 Jan 28, 2009
Reply by Andy Ciordia

Marketing Your Services - Chocolate

Hi Andy I think that marketing is a different subject that needs it's own thread. You mention that you want to market to even planners. Cor…

Started by Annette Jimison

9 Jan 9, 2009
Reply by Annette Jimison

Lessons learned from non-success

I don’t like the term failure, shutting down a business is not failure, so long as you learn, it is a natural part of a business life cycle…

Started by Tom

4 Dec 27, 2008
Reply by Tom

Bootstrapping Your Dream

We came into being because of a loss; my father in-law lost his job untimely and we wanted something else to do and something the family co…

Started by Andy Ciordia

9 Dec 23, 2008
Reply by Langdon Stevenson

Chocolate making machinery (part 1) - Buying second hand

This series of articles is not about what machinery you need to make chocolate from the bean. It is intended to help people setting up a fa…

Started by Langdon Stevenson

0 Dec 17, 2008

Make yourself dispensable

The majority of small businesses fail within five years. It is sad to think that all of the hard work, effort, dreams and hopes of so many…

Started by Langdon Stevenson

6 Dec 17, 2008
Reply by Langdon Stevenson

Got Love????

What is it you really want to do for people? What is the product? What is the thing that you are really trying to do here? If it is really…

Started by Annette Jimison

2 Dec 15, 2008
Reply by Annette Jimison

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