Maybe you have been making your grandmother’s recipe for friends and family and they just can’t get enough. Or maybe you have identified a problem that your food or drink idea can solve. No matter how you came to your idea for a food or drink product, the steps to go from idea to launch can be much more involved than other startups. In addition to sales and marketing, regulations, local, state and federal licensing, testing, packaging, ingredient sourcing and so many more requirements can creep in and quickly overwhelm you, or worse, squash your passion entirely.
No one said starting a food business was easy. There is definitely a right way to go about it and a wrong way. The wrong way involves much more waiting around, wasted money, deadness and frustrating phone calls and can turn out to be one very expensive hobby. Having an industry expert as your guide in the process can help ensure that you get your business off and running correctly from the start. Depending on your goals and the talents you bring to the table, we tailor a step-by-step plan of attack to get your product launched or scale up quickly and financially profitable.
Ready to start your food business? We get it. You are bootstrapping your business and this is probably not your full time job. At Cultivate, we want you to succeed before you need us. Download our free business checklist and use our resource page to get started.
So you have tested your idea at farmers markets, small wholesale or maybe even dabbled in e-commerce. Cultivate specializes in helping small food businesses scale-up to become a regional brand including distribution, larger wholesale and big-ecommerce.
As you scale-up, getting your product off a shelf and into shopping carts is just important, if not more, than getting onto shelves. Step back and take time evaluate your branding, marketing, sales and social media strategies with our expertise.
At Cultivate, we specialize in food-related marketing services with a deep understanding of the industry and the customer.
We are proud to work with so many local brands and organizations doing amazing things in the food industry!
Sari is strategic and smart. She maximizes her budget and works closely to develop partnerships that work for both businesses. She consistently demonstrates a keen ability to balance inside marketing and community outreach. She is an asset to any business she partners with!
We met with Sari as we are growing our granola startup, Just Plain 'Ola. It's difficult to navigate the food startup world, but Sari gave us invaluable advice and a path to growth. She is incredibly knowledgeable and approachable. I would highly recommend Sari & Cultivate Consulting to anyone who is just starting or trying to find the next steps to grow their business.
Thank you for everything you do to assist small makers. I appreciate it beyond measure. I had so many folks come to my booth because of the bites you promoted at the CSA Fair. Again, thank you.
Sari is exceptional at strategic planning and connect to the right people to promote the programs at The Cooking Studio. She is a talented in marketing, communications and social media. In addition to that, she is an excellent Chef Instructor. A very well rounded and well connected consultant!
Sari has been the most amazing support system with starting my new kombucha business here in Fort Collins! She has provided me with so many helpful tools that have helped my company idea grow into a real business! She has years of knowledge in the natural foods industry and is asset to the local community. I would highly recommend anyone to Sari & Cultivate Consulting when they are thinking of starting a food-business!