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10 02, 2016

Should You Start a Business Book Club?

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:29+00:00 February 10th, 2016|, , |0 Comments

What’s the biggest limiting factor in any small business? What causes the most failure? Is it access to capital? Small markets or lack of customers? Inability to find the right employees, suppliers, or other resources? These all suck and can certainly be business ending. But they aren’t the root cause of business failure. And this [...]

26 01, 2016

Are You Reaching Your Goals?

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:29+00:00 January 26th, 2016|, |0 Comments

Do you make resolutions or set annual goals for your business and personal life? With the holidays past and a bit of New Year reflection, it’s the time of year when we think about how to make the coming year great. Or at least try to shed some pounds, yell less, or be more diligent [...]

4 01, 2016

New Year, New Eat Drink Law

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:29+00:00 January 4th, 2016|, |0 Comments

Why write a blog? That’s what’s been bothering me. It bothered me so much last year, that I just dropped out of writing. To all of you who had been following my writing on the craft food movement and business and legal issues for food & beverage entrepreneurs, I’m sorry and I’m back. You’ve probably [...]

5 06, 2015

Doughnut Sandwiches and Craft Beer? (Mt. Wellington Market, Cooperstown,NY)

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:29+00:00 June 5th, 2015||Comments Off on Doughnut Sandwiches and Craft Beer? (Mt. Wellington Market, Cooperstown,NY)

Perhaps you’ve heard of Mt. Wellington Market near the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown. Perhaps you’re even lucky enough that you’ve gone there. Well if neither is true, I hope this will do you the favor of changing that. Mt. Wellington offers “breakfast, lunch, groceries, beer, NY State products, handmade gifts and much more,” and boy [...]

1 05, 2015

Utica Fine Dining for a Never Ending Winter (The Willows, Utica, NY)

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:29+00:00 May 1st, 2015||Comments Off on Utica Fine Dining for a Never Ending Winter (The Willows, Utica, NY)

The Willows is a fairly new fine dining establishment located at 900 Culver Ave in Utica. My wife and I decided to head there on the last Saturday in March to celebrate the end of another long, snowy, cold, snowy, dark and snowy upstate winter. Turns out we were a bit premature in our reasoning, [...]

27 02, 2015

Selling Your Food Business? This Checklist goes to 11

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:30+00:00 February 27th, 2015|, |Comments Off on Selling Your Food Business? This Checklist goes to 11

If you are growing a substantial food business, there will come a time to sell.  This might come early, when you sell off a portion of your company to investors for cash to fuel your growth.  Or this might come late, when you’ve taken things as far as you want to and it’s time to [...]

20 02, 2015

Fine Comfort Food on a Cold Night (New World Bistro Bar-Albany, NY)

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:30+00:00 February 20th, 2015||Comments Off on Fine Comfort Food on a Cold Night (New World Bistro Bar-Albany, NY)

My wife and I are a bit crazy about movies.  With two kids it is hard to keep up like we did when we were younger, so when awards season rolls around we are always way behind.  Conveniently, the run up to the Academy Awards generally coincides with Valentine’s Day and my in-laws are kind [...]

13 02, 2015

The New American Gastronomy

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:30+00:00 February 13th, 2015||Comments Off on The New American Gastronomy

In preparation for my upcoming trip to Paris, I’ve been reading a book on the rise of French cuisine, looking for an explanation of why French food is so influential in world cuisine.  I will spare you the details of what I’ve learned so far (I will probably do a book review for the blog [...]

6 02, 2015

Beer Flavors for Beginners (Southern Tier Fuse Box)

By | 2016-01-25T23:52:44+00:00 February 6th, 2015||Comments Off on Beer Flavors for Beginners (Southern Tier Fuse Box)

So, when most people start drinking beer, their initial challenge is to decide whether or not they like “beer flavor”.  I’ll admit, when I first tried beer as a youth, I did not like “beer flavor” as represented by mass-market American lagers.  It wasn’t until I discovered craft beer that I actually became a beer [...]

30 01, 2015

Been Caught Stealing? Copyright on the Internet

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:30+00:00 January 30th, 2015|, |Comments Off on Been Caught Stealing? Copyright on the Internet

If you are serious about your business, you have a website.  Even if you don’t really sell or advertise on the web, a website is an important tool that people use to check out your business and see if you are real.  In the craft food & beverage space, your brand can be won or [...]