Get the resources, accountability and expertise you need to become a profitable business with Food Business Success™
✅ You have a great food or beverage product idea or are currently in farmers markets or on local store shelves
✅ You think you can do it on your own, but you suffer from frustration, exhaustion and stress trying to hustle it alone. This shouldn't be this hard...
✅ You've seen similar products make it big on store shelves and Amazon and wonder how you can get there.
✅ You want to focus on what you love doing, not what you have to do
✅ You're ready to invest in your business and product to get to the next level in the next six months.
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Whether you have a great idea or you are ready to move your side hustle into a real business, you need an expert guide. Food Business Success™ is here to help you avoid the mistakes so many entrepreneurs make, saving you time and money, and even having fun in the process.
There is no one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter approach to help you in your business.
From donuts to jam, cereal to coffee, condiments to kombucha or salsa to vegan ice cream, your product is unique, and so are your business goals.
Food Business Success™ is an online, self-paced program to help you learn the basics of running a food business combined with one-on-one consulting to help you implement YOUR next steps that are right for your goals and your product.
After five years of helping products launch and scale up to get on grocery and Amazon shelves, this is the program I wish I had for my clients back then.
Get everything you need in one place! Take it as fast or slow as you want. Get answers to your questions so you can keep moving forward.
My name is Sari Kimbell and I am a Consumer Packaged Food (CPG) Industry Expert.
My passion is helping people start and grow successful packaged food and beverage businesses.
In 2009 I took a position I had no qualifications for on an organic farm in Colorado to create a small wholesale program to sell our produce, meat and eggs to restaurants and independent stores. Over two years, I built the business to be a significant part of the farm's revenue. Our brand was featured on menus and in stores throughout Colorado and Wyoming and my passion for local food was born.
After three years, I left the farm for Whole Foods Market. First as a buyer, then as local vendor success manager for the region, and then as the Marketing Director for the third highest grossing store in the Rocky Mountain Region. I won awards for growing sales, but my personal mission was to help local producers who worked so hard to get ON the shelves, get OFF the shelves into customers' baskets. This is how a small food brand thrives.
That's me in the farm fields in 2010 for an article in the local paper. ➡️
In 2015, I left Whole Foods Market. I wasn't exactly sure what my next step was. I managed a commissary kitchen and met so many passionate entrepreneurs who just wanted to get their product made, but had no idea what they were getting into and how to actually be profitable.
After working with hundreds of food entrepreneurs just like you, I created Food Business Success to help you feel confident and capable in your business. I give you a process that saves you time and money so you can get to the business of starting their dream. What if you never had to worry if you were doing it "right" again?
The time is right for small producers. We need more products just like yours.
Let's turn your delicious passion into a profitable food business!
The smartest business founders find a guide to get her there faster with fewer mistakes. You decide based on your needs, time and budget and then let's get to work.
Just kicking the tires? I get it. You got to start somewhere.
Check out the resources page, the Food Business Success™ YouTube channel, Instagram and Facebook (@FoodBizSuccess) and lots of podcasts and webinars for a ton of great information to get you started.
When you are ready to stop just gathering information and are ready to go all in on your business, I'm here for you.
Everything you need to learn* to get your product to market legally and set up for success in a self-paced 6 month online program combined with private business strategy sessions to address the unique needs of your business.
The program gives you individual access to me for six months AND lifetime access to the courses and private community group to support you throughout the life of your business.
*If you do want more hands-on help, I do offer a limited number of Platinum packages to work with my team of experts.
Have more money than time? Want it all done for you?
I work with clients individually too. Many who work or take care of their family full time, but just can't shake this dream to start a food business.
Whether you just have an idea and want to get it made into a real product or you are ready to scale up your hobby business to get on national grocery store shelves or online, I do it all (or know the right people who do).
See my clients at Sari Kimbell Consulting or book your free 30 minute consultation call.
I first and foremost want to acknowledge the pain that is happening in our country right now. It is upsetting. It is infuriating. It is tragic.
It's clear that the Black community is in pain right now and I acknowledge that this is not the time to push ahead in my business and agenda. It is time to take action and join the movement. It’s time for the voices of others to be heard and be an ally, even if that means getting it wrong. I am being confronted by my own racism that is inherently in me because I was raised as a white woman. I own this. I am educating myself and willing to go into the discomfort.
I help entrepreneurs succeed and achieve their dreams in the natural food and beverage space- it’s always been my calling and my passion. Not surprisingly, the industry is very under-represented of Black founded brands and products. I want this to change.
We have put together our own list of Black-owned brands local to Colorado and nationally, as well as other resources to educate ourselves and show our support.READ THE FULL POST & GET THE RESOURCES