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 got here 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. 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, we tailor a step-by-step strategy to get your product launched or scale up quickly to be 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. We want you to get your business up and running. Use our free business checklist and use our resource page to get started.
Ready to go big? Financial risks become greater as you scale-up your business. Our industry experts help you avoid the pitfalls and risks of going it alone to create actionable steps to move your business forward at your own pace. We work along side you and are just as invested in meeting your goals to become a successful local, regional or national brand.
Do you know who your target customer is? Do your customers know about your product? A big picture sell-through strategy is more important than a short-term sell-in strategy. We provide hands-on services in branding, marketing and sales strategies that create an excitement for your brand.
We are proud to work with so many local brands and organizations doing amazing things in the food industry!
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.
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!
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!
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.