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Food for Thought: Food Manufacturing is More than having a Great Product

February 21, 2018

Finding and Listening to your customer, understanding competition, offering your product at the right price, being open to the market (even if it's not where originally thought), knowing your numbers and managing business are all parts of starting and growing a food-based business.   

Tammy Ogren PhD joins the Ennovation Kitchen Classroom as an instructor focused on helping class participants address their market, price in the marketplace, and building the analytical-strategy to manage effectively a food-based business. 

In 2014, Tammy opened a snack food manufacturing business, Spicy Guys…Pretzels with an Attitude, turning a family favorite snack food into a quickly growing business, currently in over 200 retail locations in five states.


Dr. Ogren is dedicated to the growth and development of organizations and individuals. Her passions and proven experience in evaluating concepts and strategies, creating and implementing efficient operational systems in accordance with measurable business goals and objectives, and leading others toward excellence have been repeatedly demonstrated through a proven-track record of successful organizational and marketing initiatives.

Taking Bites of a National Marketplace

January 30, 2018

Helping food production companies understand the dynamics of scaling to a national level is only one of the key ingredients of the Ennovation Kitchen Classroom.   

Featured instructor:

Joyce Hrinya- Managing Partner at A&R Strategy Partners, LLC- draws from her 29 years of experience leading companies in efficiently building profitable consumer brands. 

Joyce brings to the Ennovation Kitchen Classroom curriculum key experience in executive leadership positions in general management, marketing, strategic planning, & business development including interim CEO for Famous Brands International, the owner of Mrs. Fields Cookies and TCBY and as current Operating Partner; Global Omnichannel Brand Builder. 

Joyce will share her expertise in Brand Differentiation and Positioning to help participants understand place and position in the marketplace. She will also lead the Sales Distribution course module which shares leading edge strategy to identify the sales needed to succeed and thrive.



Understanding Your Business- Let the Ennovation Kitchen Classroom Series Begin!

The Ennovation Kitchen Classroom Series cohort is about to begin!  The first step for participants is understanding and thinking intelligently about the food business they are growing.    Pat Shore with Intelli-Think LLC provides facilitated, meaningful structure for innovative and intelligent thinking around the company's food-based business that results in actionable steps for improvement.   This helps launch key steps to knowing and understanding food product and building sound blocks upon which to grow. 

To learn more about the idea of intelligent thinking - check out the GoToBiz Pro Series with Intelli-Think on the Ennovation Center You Tube Channel.  

Class for Food Entrepreneurs comes to KC

Everyone wants to know "how do I sell my product". Rarely do food entrepreneurs say, "I want to go into food manufacturing, how do I grow that business?" Add fierce competition for shelf space or on-line competition, and the financial impact of starting a food business just became “real”. 

The ennovation kitchen classroom is a 12-week course designed to help food businesses launch faster into the marketplace, with fewer costly startup mistakes.   Class sessions are planned to begin late Jan 2018.  For more information contact lee@ennovationcenter.com  or call 816-463-3515.

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