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Marketing your Chocolates

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chocotoymaker Sep 30, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm hoping we could share ideas and leads among us similarly minded small business owners. Anyone willing to share how they are marketing their product? How did you begin? Clay have you written any…Continue

Labeling Your Product

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wendy DeBord Sep 29, 2012. 7 Replies

I familar with correct US product labeling requirments but I'm stumped on how to get my correct nutritional data and bar code strips ready for print. I've seen two different software programs that…Continue

 

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Chocotoymaker replied to Wendy DeBord's discussion Marketing your Chocolates
"Ideally you want to research your area and identify all of the vendors that have the type of business/clientele that can afford higher ticket food items ( gourmet chocolates). Then you would want to ensure that your product will stand out amongst…"
Sep 30, 2012
Wendy DeBord replied to Wendy DeBord's discussion Labeling Your Product
"Hugs...........thank-you Sebastian........that's the best list I've seen to date."
Sep 29, 2012
Sebastian replied to Wendy DeBord's discussion Labeling Your Product
"The US gov't absolutely requires labeling of both sugar and fat on nutrition labels. Total Fat 65 gSaturated Fatty Acids 20 gCholesterol 300 mgSodium 2400 mgPotassium 3500 mgTotal Carbohydrate 300 gDietary Fiber 25 gProtein 50…"
Sep 29, 2012
Wendy DeBord replied to Wendy DeBord's discussion Marketing your Chocolates
"I guess I'll start............... I've just begun trying to sell my product. Heck, I'm still working on my packaging and I'm soooo small I've only purchased set-up boxes in 25 box quantities. I've connected with a local…"
Sep 28, 2012
Wendy DeBord posted a discussion

Marketing your Chocolates

I'm hoping we could share ideas and leads among us similarly minded small business owners. Anyone willing to share how they are marketing their product? How did you begin? Clay have you written any articles on this topic for the small chocolatier? Are you going to gourmet food shows? If so, which ones have generated business for you and which ones haven't been very fruitful? How are you introducing your product to your general area? Do you target specific businesses? Have you found some…See More
Sep 28, 2012
Wendy DeBord replied to Wendy DeBord's discussion Labeling Your Product
"Thanks for the help Robyn. I did find a source to buy UPC codes from..........although I never went further to see what kind of prices were involved. Is this the source you mentioned: http://www.gs1us.org/membership/benefits-of-membership ? It…"
Sep 27, 2012
Wendy DeBord replied to eileen h.'s discussion Chocolate Bar Packaging Options - Your experience and feedback
"Hi,  I came across this source: http://gourmetbusinessdirectory.com/ that I've kept in my favorites. They seem to have a lot of useful sources for small food business, that might lead you to helpful sources. Wendy"
Sep 27, 2012
Robyn Dochterman replied to Wendy DeBord's discussion Labeling Your Product
"Hi Wendy, If you know anyone who works at a bakery, deli or the like, you may be able to input your recipe and use their nutritional calculator to output the information you need for free. As far as bar codes, I recently did some legwork on this.…"
Sep 26, 2012
Wendy DeBord replied to Sam's discussion Which Chocolate Spray Gun to Purchase?
"Have you figured this out yet? I'd love to know how you did!   I'm stumped, I can think of how you'd spray very light products..........isn't the over spray as much of an issue as the air pressure? The only way I've…"
Sep 22, 2012
Wendy DeBord replied to Brad Churchill's discussion Bad News About Edible Glitter from SunFlowerSugarArtUSA.com
"Edible glitters and similar are used in cake decorating. Most large cake decorating suppliers sell a variety of similar dusts and glitters. Check out this company: http://www.cakedeco.com/ I can highly reccomend them as well as…"
Sep 22, 2012
Wendy DeBord replied to Wendy DeBord's discussion Labeling Your Product
"Thanks for the quick responses!! I'm not retailing my own product, I'm only selling through other businesses. I've been wholesaling in bulk to restaurants where I didn't need individual packaging labels. I'm…"
Sep 22, 2012
Brad Churchill replied to Wendy DeBord's discussion Labeling Your Product
"Here in Canada, bar codes aren't required.  Having said that, in most cases bar codes will be required by the retailer, as they almost all now use scanning devices to speed check out and manage inventory.  As such, there is a national…"
Sep 22, 2012
Sebastian replied to Wendy DeBord's discussion Labeling Your Product
"Not sure of your question - you seem to be asking two unrelated things...  1) nutritional calculator 2) UPC bar code printer Is it that you're looking for a single program that does both?  There is no requirement to bar code anything…"
Sep 22, 2012
Wendy DeBord posted a discussion

Labeling Your Product

I familar with correct US product labeling requirments but I'm stumped on how to get my correct nutritional data and bar code strips ready for print. I've seen two different software programs that offer nutritional calulators, but neither appear to offer bar code strip printing too. Can someone point me in the right dirrection where I can inexpensively produce my own accurate product labels? thanks,Wendy DeBordSee More
Sep 21, 2012
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