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Food Businesses

Whether you are thinking of starting a new food business or taking over an existing one, it is important to get things right from the beginning. The following articles are aimed at those interested in starting or growing food or catering businesses, with advice on financing, registering, safety rules and regulations. Topics covered include finding the right premises, food trucks or mobile vans, trading standards and hygiene, food business ideas, and interviews with foodpreneurs.

Here are some popular articles in this section for those who want to operate a successful food business:

Buying and selling a company

Popular ice cream parlour, cafe and sweet shop for sale

Here, we take a look at a great opportunity to buy a popular shop in an attractive market town in Warwickshire.

Buying and selling a company

Busy Bristol deli and café for sale

Here's an exciting opportunity to purchase a charming establishment in Bristol.

News

Running a small food business: Essential health and safety information

Here are some vital health and safety tips for those aspiring to start their own food business.

Business Ideas & Planning

The food entrepreneur: Building a national brand from scratch

In this piece, we speak to food entrepreneur Julie Waddell about getting her product on British Airways flights, production line scares and diversifying the range.

News

Is your business the next big thing in British food and drink?

A £20,000 marketing package and listing on Ocado is up for grabs in a new competition for promising small food and drink producers.

Buying and selling a company

Popular restaurant and gin bar in Edinburgh for sale

This is your chance to purchase one of Edinburgh’s original Scottish fine dining restaurants.

Advice

How to run a cheese and craft ale shop

How a passion for fine cheeses and craft ales – and a positive response to a Twitter business pitch – spawned a thriving shop in north London.

Business Ideas & Planning

The trials and tribulations of running a macaroon business

Rosie Ginday discusses her experience of setting up a macaroon business and the challenges she faced.

Business management

Post-work pints: Transferrable skills for running a pub

Experience in the pub trade – or at least hospitality – is advisable for would-be publicans. Yet other careers do bestow some transferrable skills in this competitive sector, writes Melanie Luff of BusinessesForSale.com.

Advice

The ingredients you need for a successful food business

Here, chocolate industry guru James Hutchins shares his advice for start-up food businesses.

Setting up a company

How to launch an insect-based food product

Thinking about launching a food company using insects as the star ingredient? You have been pipped to the post by Christine Spliid and her company Gathr.

Business management

The Fish and Chips business: From single outlet to food empire

In this piece, Adrian Tweedale recounts his journey from running a village fish and chip shop to overseeing multiple food outlets.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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