The Smallholder Food Business Development Institute Podcast

The Smallholder Food Business Development Institute Podcast

By Michele Pfannenstiel DVM
Join Dr. Michele Pfannenstiel, food safety expert, business coach, life coach and blow your own mind with possibility. What if there was a totally different way to do a food business? Where profitability was front and center and employees and senior management work together to build the business? At the Smallholder Food Business Development Institute, we show you how. We have the technical expertise for your trickiest questions and the tenacity to ask the hard ones. Make more money, know your business inside and out, sleep better and build the business the universe is calling you to build.
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Episode 19- Manuals and boundaries
What are manuals and boundaries? What if you could release people, including yourself from them What if you let go of all the manuals; see people how they really are, see yourself for how you really are. See reality for what it is.   I've got to say the financial benefits of not arguing with reality are pretty awesome. You spend your time on stuff making money When you drop your manual for yourself, you take a massive   step of living free from shame. You'll get so much better sleep Believe me, showing up to the world as who you are is amazing. Join us.
19:02
February 14, 2019
Episode 18- Tech Talk: Hazards and hazard based plans
Today we are going to clear up what we mean by hazards and hazard based plans. Then, let's get some clarity on what is and is not a HACCP plan   Next, decide on whether or not you need a HACCP or preventive controls plan. Remember, decision making is wealth making.   What if you could feel like you understand where you are in your hazard based food safety planning by actually thinking and understanding the process? Amazing!   Of course, you'll sleep better because you know you are controlling   your hazards (which you must do, HACCP plan or no)   When you understand hazard and hazard based food safety plans you'll stand in your truth of where your business is and make amazing decisions from there.
31:32
February 7, 2019
Episode 17- Food safety as wealth creation in your business
What would happen if you opened up your business plan and put Food Safety costs in there? The real costs? I kid you not, you would build wealth in your organization and your life by doing   food safety well You'll have a more realistic cost structure so that food safety costs don't smack you in the face. You'll find out that telling your financial truth builds wealth.  I promise, you'll have less anxiety and sleep better When you stand in your truth of what your business needs to succeed and thrive you will actually build the business that you were meant to build.
13:35
January 31, 2019
Episode 16- Tech Talk: Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions
How you do corrective actions is the metric of your food   safety culture At the end of this episode you can download the CAPA Program, so stick around! Do you stand in the truth of your organization? When you do, you will make decisions faster. Faster decision making means getting through issues faster and wasting less time. You'll have less reputational damage whether internal or external reputation! The faster you show up to your truth, the better you will feel. You will sleep better and have less anxiety Folks, there is no substitute for standing in your truth Learn how.
21:23
January 24, 2019
Minisode 2: Thinking overwork
Are you over thinking your problems in lieu of being uncomfortable in the actions of solving your problem? Think, feel, act, fail, learn, grow.
03:40
January 24, 2019
Minisode 1: What sets your heart on fire?
As we move into the new year, ask yourself: - what do you want to be an example of? - how do you want to show up in the world?
07:45
January 20, 2019
Episode 15- Entrepreneurship mindset
What is the Entrepreneur Mindset magic formula? (hint, it is deceptively simple, but not easy) A flexible mind is your greatest asset as an entrepreneur.   Doing your thought work is the quickest way to get from point A to point B   You will have clarity on who you are and where you are going.   You will make decisions faster and make more money   You will have authority and agency in your own life   I promise, you'll sleep better Show up to yourself and your business the way that you are supposed to show up. Find out how.
15:39
January 17, 2019
Episode 14- Lean Manufacturing. We have GOT to talk about this in small food.
Foodpreneurs, today, we are going to introduce lean manufacturing into   local food Learn how to take the 8 wastes of lean, and observe your processes to drive dramatic results. You are going to see your facility in a whole new light. When you waste less, you reduce expenses and increase profit. It is pretty much that simple. The clarity lean processes bring you is unsurpassed.  Efficient business where people are clear about what’s being made, where they are going and what they are doing are businesses that can live into the future.
28:38
January 11, 2019
Episode 13- Buffering
Buffering is when we use external things to change how we feel emotionally. It’s something we do to keep from fully experiencing our lives, to hide from reality, to procrastinate, to not show up and face the music and face ourselves and our feelings. We don’t want to face the truth of our lives because we don’t want to experience any type of negative emotion. We feel entitled to feel happiness and pleasure all of the time. We feel entitled because we have been TAUGHT that we are supposed to be happy all the time. When we aren’t happy all the time, we think something is wrong. And then we buffer to stop feeling like something is wrong in our lives. But, when you stop buffering,  you move to the 50:50 balance that most of life is. You stop using your limited mental energy on the false pleasures buffering provides and instead use it on what drives your life forward and gives it meaning. 
16:53
January 4, 2019
Episode 4: Tech Talk- Supplier Approvals
Garbage in, garbage out folks. What supplies do you use in your food and how are your customers mitigating the risk of your food? Learn what everyone needs to know from meat and poultry, to fish to produce, and everything in between!
30:57
December 31, 2018
Episode 11: Time Management
What if we could stand in discomfort and make massive progress? People who are willing to stand in discomfort are able to do anything Imagine: You will stop beating yourself up and telling yourself you’ll get things done, cause you’ll actually get things done You'll sleep like a baby (though, given how my kids sometimes slept, I think we should change this phrase to you'll sleep like a teenager on a Sunday morning) You will show up to the world the way you were meant to
14:41
December 31, 2018
Episode 12 Tech Talk: Verification and Validation
Verification and Validation, they are a headache and half to most folks. You've written your food safety plan, and now you have even more work? Seriously??  So how do we actually do verification and validation? It is actually pretty simple:  Figure out what you said you were going to do Figure out if you did it Fix it if you didn’t.   This brings clarity.   Writing down what you said you were going to do = being   decisive. Being decisive = making more money   Stand in a place of clarity and know your truth   Be more calm and centered and know your own discomfort   Being sure of yourself is incomparable, you will build what you were meant to build when you create clarity in your business and in your life.
20:20
December 28, 2018
Episode 10 Tech Talk: How to survive a recall.
What if during a recall you thought "I can handle anything" Learn how to manage your mind to: - Reduce the time associated with a recall and save money - Change your entire outlook on how a recall affects your business - Actually get some sleep and stop worrying even during the recall - Know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you can handle anything
27:06
December 14, 2018
Episode 9- Future Focus
Are you creating a future built on your past? Or do you want to create a future based on who you are going to be in the world when you have the results you want. Listen in and learn how.
12:05
December 7, 2018
Episode 8- Audits for fun and profit!
Let's talk audits. Do you need one? What kind are there? When should you get one?
19:01
November 30, 2018
Episode 7: S.T.R.I.V.E
How do you overcome all the obstacles in your business and your life? Through S.T.RI.V.E. Join us on this amazing journey
29:47
November 16, 2018
Episode 6: Tech Talk: Sanitation!
Cleaning and sanitation. There's no substitute for understanding your process and doing it right. Learn how. And then, go download our pre-op checklist
19:55
November 9, 2018
Episode 5- Get more clients and make more money
Learn the system I've used to grow my business by 50%, year after year. I am not kidding.
30:45
November 2, 2018
Episode 3 Stop selling food, and start selling results
Stop selling food, start selling results Let's talk about why people don't buy food and why your sales conversations are super frustrating Don't you wish you could get to your target market so you can make more money/sell more product to those who want your awesome food? What if you confidently understood and served your target market? You'd sleep better, make more money and build the business you were meant to build.
18:25
October 17, 2018
Episode 2 Tech Talk: GMPs
Are you creating the conditions to create safe food? Well, that's what GMPs do! Tune in to find out the actions you need to take to make a difference. Listeners that stick out through the end will find out how to get our special bonus Facilities SOP!
35:40
October 17, 2018
Episode 1 Intros and The Model
Guess what? Falling into overwhelm and confusion is EXPENSIVE. What if you could Understand how the facts of the world around us, our thoughts, feelings, actions and results are related? You could looking at yourself and look at your surroundings and not freak out. Imagine a life with less anxiety. Imagine a life being free from past limitations to create the business they've always dreamed of.
25:35
October 17, 2018
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