Craft breweries and microbreweries produce beer in limited quantities when compared to large breweries (generally under 10,000 barrels per year) and usually distribute their beer within a limited geographic region. Craft breweries often specialize in specific styles of beer, and focus on providing customers a superior product, using traditional brewing techniques. Certain craft breweries sell beer directly on their premises, and are called brewpubs. Craft breweries are known to develop clever marketing strategies with limited budgets in order to connect with their target markets. The Craft Brewery / Microbrewery Accelerator Guide is a collection of the best online and library business resources related to the brewing industry, collected in one convenient location. This Accelerator Guide will give you the information you need to start your own craft brewery or microbrewery.
Bakeries are establishments that produce and/or sell quality baked goods such as bread, cookies, cakes and other products. Bakeries usually sell freshly made products, and may also provide customers with an eating area for immediate consumption. Other bakeries may instead focus on the production of large quantities of baked goods, for sale to other wholesalers or intermediaries, and may have minimal retail operations.
This industry is comprised of business establishments such as bars, taverns and nightclubs that are primarily engaged in serving alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption on premises. These establishments may also provide limited food services. The Bar / Nightclub Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to both online and library resources relating to this industry. This Accelerator Guide is an excellent resource to begin researching the bar and nightclub business.
Canadians love coffee shops. Coffee shops are establishments that sell a variety of beverages for instant consumption. In addition to coffee, many shops offer customers a selection of other goods and drinks such as pastries, cookies, sandwiches, tea and/or cold beverages. A coffee shop is often a 'gathering place' within a community, and creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere can help to attract customers. The Coffee Shop Business Accelerator Guide is a collection of the best coffee related information resources, to assist you with starting or expanding a coffee shop of your own.
This guide is designed to help you to research opportunities for manufacturing or retailing sugar, nuts and other confectionery products.
A restaurant is an establishment that prepares and serves food and drink to customers for immediate consumption. Restaurants most often serve food on premises, but many also have take-out and delivery services. The restaurant category includes establishments such as full service restaurants, coffee shops, cafeterias, short order cafes, taverns, and sandwich stands. Restaurants can be independently owned and operated, or part of a restaurant chain or franchise. The Restaurant Business Accelerator Guide is a collection of the best restaurant and food service related information resources to assist you with starting or expanding a restaurant business.
Specialty food refers to items that cater to a specific audience such as organic, gluten-free, halal or artisanal food products. Specialty food retailers may offer a broad array of goods or focus entirely on one type of product. Retailers may also be food producers themselves, selling wares online or through a home-based business. Effectively running a specialty food business as a producer or a retailer requires knowledge of pricing, industry trends and marketing. Whether you want to open a gourmet retail location or create home-based food production business the Specialty Foods Accelerator Guide provides you with the resources necessary to start your research.
Street food is food that is obtainable from streetside vendors that operate from some form of portable stall, mobile food cart, or vehicle. Street food is generally reasonably priced, and served without pretense. Most street food vendors specialize in a particular ethnic food such as falafel, kebabs, samosas, injeras, roties or souvlaki. The Street Food Vendor / Mobile Food Service Business Accelerator Guide is a comprehensive collection of street food related resources in one convenient location. In this Accelerator Guide you will find general industry information, as well as information on customers, competitors, business regulations, and street food marketing.
The wine industry is a fast growing and highly competitive industry that encompasses a wide range of activities. These include: operating a full fledged winery, growing grapes, running a wine specialty shop or a u-bottle facility, or offering wine marketing services.