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Our blog is your source for concession industry tips and tricks. Whether you’re looking for unique ideas for fundraising, want information on creating a successful sweet shop in your grocery store, or need new ways to promote your gourmet popcorn business, we have plenty of information to inspire you. You’ll find new menu recommendations, marketing ideas, seasonal suggestions, and more. Feel free to scroll through all of our posts or browse by category to find relevant information for you.

How Do You Prevent Small Business Owner Burn-Out?

When you first become an entrepreneur, it is exciting and fully engaging. Your dreams are becoming reality. You are more than willing to put in the long hours and commitment that running a successful business requires. Unfortunately, after a few

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The History of Funnel Cakes

The sweet, crunchy treat known as a funnel cake, is enjoyed by many every summer at fairs and festivals—but how were they created? Funnel cakes made their first appearance in Anglo-Norman medieval cooking manuscripts under the name “mincebek” or sometimes

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Impress & Retain Your Employees With Work-Life Benefits

There is increased focus on the quality of life a job or career can allow employees to have. While large salaries, bonuses and other benefits may attract some employees, others are looking for employers that offer other types of benefits

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The Evolution Of Popcorn Toppings

Although popcorn has been around since approximately 4700 BC, it’s taken on many transformations then, as far as toppings and flavorings are concerned. How did they all end up on one of America’s favorite crunchy snacks? While several countries around

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Should A Small Business Have An Employee Handbook?

Many small business owners that only have a few employees may think there is no need to have an employee handbook or guide. With so few people it may seem reasonable that anything that needs to be communicated can be

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Caramel Corn vs. Kettle Corn

Caramel corn and kettle corn; both sweet treats made from popcorn, but which is better? Which do you prefer to snack on? What’s the difference between these two unique crunchy sweets? Caramel corn is made from regular popping corn. Once

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The Easiest Way For Your Business To Start Using Social Media

Social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ are extremely effective marketing tools for any business. They also are easy to use and accounts are available at no cost to businesses and consumers alike. The free use of social

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Unique Concession Food Ideas

Over the last few years, concession stands have gotten creative with their menu items. After taking the risks, the benefits are paying off as customers show their willingness to wait in line for these unusual treats. As if bacon wasn’t

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