Posted: Thu 5th Aug 2021
The UK food and drink industry is booming. It’s also fickle and highly competitive so you have to stand out from the crowd. The Enterprise Nation community is overflowing with ambitious entrepreneurs looking to combine their love of food with a desire to be their own boss.
In this post you’ll find all the resources you need to give your food and drink business every chance at success. You’ll also meet expert advisers who are on hand to help you get it right first time.
Let’s tuck in!
When starting out, it's important to have a business plan to give you a sense of direction and prioritise your first steps.
This guide will walk you through how to create your own business plan and includes a detailed template for you to follow.
Meet Petra Barran, founder of KERB, and hear how to start and grow a food business - from idea to plan.
Whatever stage your business is at, there’s a range of funding opportunities to consider – from government grants to crowdfunding campaigns.
Explore what funding options are available and how to raise money for your start-up.
Market research should never be underestimated. Conducting regular market research allows you to understand both your customers and competitors, and to stay abreast of market trends.
Not sure how to get started with your market research? This guide will help.
This webinar discusses how to do market research to identify consumer trends and new customers.
From company formation and bookkeeping, to securing finance and filing your tax return – there’s lots to consider when starting your business.
This article will help you choose the correct business structure, register your business and make sure your intellectual property is protected.
In this webinar, learn how you can start managing your accounts and make them feel less of a chore!
There’s more to building a winning brand than simply whipping up a logo. It also includes your company’s offering, message, values and personality.
Discover why and how to build a brand identity for your business.
People eat first with their eyes, so social media is perhaps the easiest way to get your food brand out there. A solid social media strategy will help you reach new audiences.
Discover how social media tools can help you to plan, monitor and manage your social media.
There are many ways you can utilise social media for your business. Here are three videos that’ll help get you started.
Is your dream to see your product on the shop shelves? Competition is fierce, but with a little guidance you can secure your spot in the supermarket aisle.
Checkout this definitive guide to finding and pitching supermarket buyers with your product.
Discover what James Bailey, Managing Director of Waitrose, is looking for when stocking the aisles and discover how you can come to the attention of the buying department.
From fast food outlets and street food vendors to full-service eateries, food service accounts for more than half of all food sales. Making your retail space work for your business is vital.
If you own and operate a food business it’s highly likely that you also have a landlord. This article is all about how to negotiate lease terms as a hospitality business.
Pop-up shops can be a great opportunity for e-commerce brands to meet customers in person and test physical retail. Find out what it takes to successfully set-up and sell in a pop-up.
In the world of physical retail it’s not enough to have a high quality product. Your retail space needs to get people talking too. Dara Coko Mihajlovic designs remarkable spaces that deliver on dreams. Book a discovery call with Dara.
Develop a profitable product ecosystem and maximise every sale.
This webinar will provide some practical tips for making your food business more profitable.
Exporting goods can make small businesses more competitive, innovative and productive. While it can be intimidating and time-consuming to explore international opportunities, it’s easier than you think.
This article will help you to understand the rules of origin and how to comply with them.
Discover how to prepare for export in a post-Brexit world.
Nicola Thomas is passionate about helping food and drink businesses build sustainable and profitable sales overseas. She’ll deliver practical support programmes for new and experienced exporters. Book a discovery call with Nicola.
E-learning support: Get access to exclusive e-learning with the Food Fellowship programme. From developing your idea to creating an online presence, the e-learning modules will allow you to accelerate your food and drink business. Sign up here.