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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 106- The New Normal and Adapting to COVID and Pandemic Disease

The Smallholder Food Business Development Institute Podcast

Episode 106- The New Normal and Adapting to COVID and Pandemic Disease

The Smallholder Food Business Development Institute Podcast

Episode 107- Authority and Your Business
There is jurisdiction and there's authority. Who has what where in your business and what does it mean for you and your relationship with your regulators?
October 22, 2020
Episode 106- The New Normal and Adapting to COVID and Pandemic Disease
In the 6 step framework I introduced in Episode 103 I said it can be used for anything. Well, today we are going to deploy it for how to keep on keepin' on as COVID is our reality for some time. Today's episode will go over who is on your response team, what the scope of the problem is, who solutions apply to, what the heck the solutions are and the steps for implementation and continuous process improvement. This is a very important episode folks. Tune in, take notes and think. Helpful Links:
October 15, 2020
Episode 105 - Interview with CheFarmer Matthew Raiford of Gillard Farms
Matthew is one of my favorite people and I am delighted to speak with him about his journey. He and I have worked together on a number of projects. His wisdom and care and heart centeredness in the agricultural world is a breath of fresh air for entrepreneurs everywhere. Need more goodness? Check out his brand new podcast on Heritage Radio Network: Jupiter's Almanac
October 8, 2020
Episode 104- 90 Day Validations
Do you do what you say you are going to do and is it helpful... I am sorry to say that it isn't enough to just write your HACCP plan. You've got to make sure it works. And you've got to make sure all the SOPs that support it work to. You do that by doing a 90d validation. Learn how and where you can get more help on this episode.
October 1, 2020
Episode 103- The 6 Steps to Get You Started on Any Food Safety Plan
There are 6 steps to ANY food safety project whether it is SOPs, or HACCPs or employee training... Learn what they are and how to get them to work in your business.
September 24, 2020
Episode 102- Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessments
If you are a company trying to pass an audit...tune in because you need a food fraud vulnerability assessment. And I got a program for that. In today's episode we are going to cover... What is food fraud? What are the commonly adulterated foods? How do you do a food fraud assessment?
September 17, 2020
Episode 101- Doing it All, All at Once
Ready for the next 100 episodes? Because I am.  Let's set the stage though... Goals. You've got 'em. You love setting them, they feel awesome. Are you using them to beat the stuffing out of yourself? Probably.  Which makes you feel bad. So you set more goals for yourself because that makes you feel good and productive. Welcome to The High Achiever Goal Cycle. Let's get off that hamster wheel and onto running awesome businesses. Listen in, and start observing where you are doing all.the.things. and whether or not that is working for you. Then join us over on The Proofing Box (the FREE Facebook group) and let's talk about the goals. Over the course of the next 100 episodes we are going to talk about food safety and business planning What's working What's not working And what are we going to do differently. HACCP Business planning Life Get ready
September 10, 2020
Episode 100- Running a Family Business with Andrew
It's been 8 1/2 years on our business journey It's been 14 1/2 years on our marriage journey What works? What doesn't work? What are we going to do differently? Tune in and find out.
September 3, 2020
Episode 99 - Interview with ASI
Are you ready for a 3rd party audit? Well, if you've ever wondered what you need to do to prep, this is the episode for you. Join me as I interview 2 auditors from ASI on what goes into an audit and what you can do to make the whole process easier.
August 27, 2020
Episode 98- Testing and Environmental Monitoring a year on
When I last covered testing and environmental monitoring we talked a lot about the how of what you do... Today we talk about the why... Doing product testing and environmental monitoring well gives a lot of insight into your food safety culture. Get on board with how to do the testing and what it means for your company.
August 20, 2020
Ep 97- Preventive Maintenance for Fun and Profit.
How much time do you spend in preventive maintenance...and how much in urgent and emergency maintenance... Next awful does all that emergency maintenance feel. Awful, right? What if you instituted PM and made this all suck less? What if your maintenance dept had FUN at work once in a while? Imagine how much more they'd get done my friend! Join my on this week's episode live on The Proofing Box and let's talk about how to make that happen.
August 13, 2020
Episode 96- The Language of Food Safety
I say HACCP, you say HACCP...and we mean different things... Say wha?! Crazy, I know. But join me for this podcast and learn about the vocabulary! Let's clear all that up so that you can get your plans written!
August 6, 2020
Episode 95- How to be a product of your product
You food changes lives. How do I know this? Because it's changed mine. Yours, my clients, the whole smallholder food changes lives. And changing lives is tough work and requires a lot of you. And when the going is rough, I want you to think about the opportunity you have to be a product of your product. I am going to tell you how that process works with me, and how you can incorporate that into not only your every day work, but your SOPs and how you work in your business.
July 30, 2020
Episode 94- Interview with Tracy Hoth
What's the mindset around being organized? That's the real question. Anyone can 5S their facility once...but it takes a lot more brain work to keep your facility and stuff under control.
July 23, 2020
Episode 93- Attachment versus Commitment
We talk a lot about goal setting around here and it is easy to go down the rabbit hole of attachment to goals. Commitment though, is much more powerful. Both can be useful, but commitment will get you everywhere, where as attachment doesn't. Tune in to learn the difference. And when you are ready to a call.
July 16, 2020
Episode 92- You and your business
Let's diving into your relationship with yourself...what are the things you build your life on? Are they what you want to bring forward into your future?​ The foundations of freedom and opportunity are pretty simple... Wealth Community Compliance When we work to understand these we build assets. PERSONAL assets.... 1) Your relationship with yourself 2) Your relationship with others 3) The products of your life 4) The processes of your life 5) The capital in your life Where are you with the personal assets in your life?
July 9, 2020
Episode 91 - Interview with Matt Kuchera of Vet Pivot
Vets- listen up! This vet is talking to another awesome vet this week. Matt runs Vet Pivot, works in finance and is the walking definition of amazing.  We cover lots of awesome stuff for non vets in this one as well, so you will all want to tune in!
July 2, 2020
Episode 90- Interview with John Stoj
Talking finance and small business today on the podcast. We've got a fun interview with John Stoj out of Sandy Springs, GA. He's a whiz at all things finance for small business. Finance and the world we live in today is no easy task, but John makes it wicked fun.
June 25, 2020
Episode 89 - Inclusive Excellence Part 2
Last week I talked about the mindset around racial justice. This week is the how.  - Learn how to go through a SOP so that it works for you. - Learn the 3 key pieces of implementing an Inclusive Excellence SOP. Need the SOP? Join us at the Proofing's in the files section
June 18, 2020
Episode 88 - Inclusive Excellence in Food Production Part 1
The goals of Inclusive Excellence are - to center to conversations of our colleagues of color and other cultures in ways that they wish to be centered - to be an example of what is possible when we dig into discomfort - to be an example of what a white woman can do to be part of the conversation and be brave and make mistakes Join me for the transformation
June 11, 2020
Episode 87 - Interview with Paula Horne
Join us for this fascinating interview with Paula Horne, entrepreneur extraordinaire. Learn how she's transitioned out of the military and into a world of hot sauce. Our conversation is fun and chock full of what you need to know as you are getting your business started.
June 4, 2020
Episode 86 - Monitoring and verification
I get think monitoring and verification is wicked boring/tedious/hell of a lot of work Here's the deal, you can change your whole outlook on your business by approaching monitoring and verifications as activities that create wealth, community and compliance. Join us to learn how and the dive into those question by joining us on The Proofing Box.
May 28, 2020
Episode 85 - Interview with Jeff Hahn
Jeff Hahn is the owner and principal of Hahn Public. Jeff focuses on brand crafting, message development and crisis communications and I ask desperately is that needed right now? Grab a pen and be prepared to take notes on how you can lead through effective communications. This is so important right now.
May 21, 2020
Episode 84 - Providing value changes people's lives
As local food has its moment, we are finding out a LOT about value and pricing. What do we mean when we say value? How are making sure you are delivering value to your customers? How does that affect your profit? Grab your pen, paper and brain and let's find out.
May 15, 2020
Episode 83 - Interview with Larry Shiller
This week I talk to Larry Shiller, an educator and practitioner of how grit and resilience can be used in our lives and workplaces. How gritty are you? Find out here
May 7, 2020
Episode 82- Tracing and Lotting
How does something so prosaic as trace and lotting create wealth and freedom?  Such a great question, I am glad you asked! Because this episode will not only tell you how freedom lies on the other end of a functioning trace and lot program, but, how to do one. It's VASTLY easier than you think. So get to work. Want help with that? Book a call with Dr. P to get into the Power Group for May. 90 days to build the foundation of your business.  
May 1, 2020
Episode 81 - Interview with Cristina Roman
Are you ready to get your time management game on? Join me for an amazing interview with Christina Roman of Pique Coaching She's an expert at helping you focus and get your work done, quite getting distracted and get the results you want in your business and life
April 23, 2020
Minisode- Mobile Slaughter
There are so many questions out there about mobile slaughter, and this episode is all about answers... Humane handling Water/sewage- and errata here...I am off by an order of magnitude it is 0.3 gallons of water per pound of value added processing. Join us at The Proofing Box with questions.
April 19, 2020
Episode 80- CCPs and CLs
That is Critical Control Points and Critical Limits Know 'em, love 'em and execute them with perfection. Find out how...
April 17, 2020
Episode 79 - Interview with Sheila Austin
Join us as Dr. P talks to Sheila Austin. Sheila is doing some really interesting things in small ruminants in FL. Her experience and insight is invaluable if you are thinking about going into processing.
April 9, 2020
Episode 78 - All boats rise, a pathway to a secure regional supply chain
I have a radically new approach to regional food supply chains. This is information that our communities need, right now. How do you approach your supply chain? How do you manage your supply chain? What if it isn't all as hard as you think?
April 2, 2020
Episode 77 - Interview with Barbara Shepherd
Join me as I interview Barbara Shepherd a cannabis entrepreneur. This fascinating conversation covers a wide range of things you need to be thinking about as you start your cannabis venture.
March 26, 2020
76- Justifying your decisions in your hazard analysis
In this week's episode we are covering some discussion about corona virus to start and then we are diving into justification for decisions in your hazard analysis. Really...why are hazards NRLTO or RLTO? Even know what that means? Well listen in and find out!
March 19, 2020
Episode 75 - Interview with Felicia Broccolo
Felicia is an amazing coach who really gets performance. She started her coaching business from a conversation about clean eating and body image. Do you know what conversation your target market is having about their foods? Tune in to find out.
March 12, 2020
Episode 74 - Interview with Kelly Hanlin McCormick
Anxiety. It might actually be a public health crisis. I have anxiety, you might, or someone you know and love might. Join us for a magical conversation with Kelly, a superb life coach who focuses on transforming anxiety from something something you can live with.
March 5, 2020
Episode 73 - How to do a hazard analysis
We've gone through the five pre-steps of HACCP and now we are on to the meat of the matter as it were. And here is where everyone gets stopped. Stopped in confusion and overwhelm and regulations and AIGH ISN'T THIS SUPPOSED TO BE A CCP. That overwhelm all comes from a fear that you are going to do it wrong and nothing is going to work and all your efforts will be for nothing. Stop. Breathe. I get it. I've been there. I was once new at this too. Listen, you aren't writing the Bible or any other Holy Book. You are writing a food safety plan. It is ok if it isn't right on the first or even 10th try. It won't be. Write it anyway. Write it in fear and loathing and failure. Know that is what you are going to feel when you write a hazard analysis. Plan on it. It is the tax you get to pay for building the business of your dreams.
February 28, 2020
Episode 72- Branding with David Lemley of Retail Voodoo
Branding. Live by it. If your brand ain't working for you, it ain't working. Join us as I chat with David Lemley of Retail Voodoo on how to get your brand squared away. And then of course, it is off to the welders with you so you can get one for your cattle! JK, we freeze brand them now.
February 20, 2020
Episode 71- Productive Negative Emotions
Negative emotions can be in us and drive us forward and... nothing is going wrong. Feelings always create actions. You get to figure out if they are going to drive actions that move you forward.
February 13, 2020
Tech Talk- Corona virus and zoonotic disease
I get it, folks are worried. But, listen, this doesn't have to overwhelm you. Simple measures around handwashing and biosecurity are the name of the game. If you've got questions head on over to The Proofing Box and ask 'em!
February 11, 2020
Episode 70- The 5 Pre Steps of HACCP- Step 5 Verify your Process Flow Diagram
A verified Process Flow Diagram. You either have it or you don't. Many is the time I've walked through a plant and said "did anyone actually LOOK at this?" because "umm, no" is usually the answer. Let's fix that shall we? 
February 6, 2020
Episode 69 - Intro to The Proofing Box Pt 4- Leadership and Service
Are you ready to create results? Leaders create results.  What would your life look like if you stepped into leading yourself? It sounds simple, and it can be. But, acknowledging and stepping into your own leadership is a profound journey. Local food needs leaders, it needs you. Join me on this journey, won't you?
January 30, 2020
Episode 68- Intro to the 5 Pre-Steps of Food Safety Planning Step 4 Process Flow Diagramming
Seriously, what could be more fun than process flow diagramming? The ANNOUNCEMENT I am coming out with for my veteran community. How do we do it around here? We build community.
January 23, 2020
Episode 67- Book Yourself Solid Part 2
In this episode I go over the STRIVE questions and the thought management process that I use to create trust and credibility. It doesn't matter what you are selling, you need to manage your mind to achieve the results you are looking for.
January 16, 2020
Episode 66 Book Yourself Solid Part 1
What if everything you knew about marketing and sales was wrong? Join me for this first in a 4 part series on exactly how to sell to grow and scale your business .
January 10, 2020
Episode 65- Managing your Inventory Part 1
Join me with Charlie Tidd (my awesome brother) as we talk about managing inventory inputs. This episode is going to change everything about how you see all that stuff stacked up in your walkins, your coolers and freezers.
January 2, 2020
Episode 64- The 5 Pre-Steps of Food Safety Planning Step 3
Step 3 of pre planning for success is understanding your customer and understanding how your customer consumes your food.  The bigger question here is how are you providing value to your customer, and then tying that value to your food safety plan.
December 27, 2019
Episode 63- Intro to The Proofing Box Part 2: Leadership
The underlying stability of The Proofing Box is the mindset management around leadership. What is it, how do you understand it and how do you practice your own leadership?
December 19, 2019
Episode 62 - 5S your Food facility
An encore presentation of our 5s discussion with Charles Tidd. Join us this week on the podcast where Dr. P and Charlie Tidd talk about the basis of 5S in food manufacturing and how they can help you in your own facility.
December 12, 2019
Episode 61 - The 5 pre steps to food safety planning series: Step 2
You've formed your team. Now what. Now you have to describe what you make. It shouldn't be hard...and yet.
December 5, 2019
Episode 60- Introduction to The Proofing Box- Leadership and Your Minimum Viable Product
Why is leadership tough? How have you go about solving your leadership problems and what hasn't worked? What is your MVP and how can you use this concept to drive your business forward?
November 28, 2019
Episode 59- Feeling Marginally Less Awful
Let's not shoot for the stars just yet... Let's just start with the 3 steps to feel marginally less awful
November 21, 2019
Episode 58- The 5 Presteps of Food Safety Planning Intro and Step 1
You've decided to embark on a food business. Now you need a food safety team. Why? Food safety is a team sport! Listen in for the history of food safety planning, how we got here, and how to start on your documented food safety plan.
November 15, 2019
Episode 57- Obvious Results
How do we look at the obvious results?  - Health - Wealth - Relationships Why do we look at the obvious results? Because telling ourselves truth, even if it is optional thoughts, creates clarity and allows us to manage our minds, which is the KEY asset in a business. When we serve up truth to ourselves, we have our own back. We learn that we belong to ourselves, and so many of us have a story of not belonging. Being vulnerable to the truth in our lives allows us to decide.
November 8, 2019
Episode 56- Feed and feeding of food animals
On today's episode we are going to cover what to feed your food animals. Primarily cattle and hogs. Let's get some feed biochemistry going my friends!
October 31, 2019
Episode 55- Questioning Assumptions
One of the best tools in my mind management toolkit is questioning assumptions. What assumptions do I make in around my thoughts? Asking this question takes thought work to the next level and can create massive breakthroughs in your life. Learn the 5 questions I ask myself during my own self coaching and work them into your life.
October 24, 2019
Episode 54- African Swine Fever
I've gotten a ton of questions on ASF. Well, here are some answers. The short version...if your pigs are blue and dying, call your state vet. The podcast covers a bit more than that though, so tune in!
October 17, 2019
Episode 53- Stop Hugging the Cactus
Guess what? Negative thoughts about everything...are totally optional. What would happen if you decided that your negative thoughts, when they happen, aren't serving you? Miracles, that's what. You'll feel like you lost 20# in an instant. Join me and learn how to stop hugging the cactus. Learn how dropping negativity builds assets and creates wealth (no, I am not kidding). Learn how I drop the negativity in my head It's an amazing episode!
October 10, 2019
Episode 52- On farm/initial production QA programs for animal based proteins.
Let's talk how you know you are making what you are making. It's through putting systems in place. Today we are talking on farm quality assurance systems, I promise they aren't as scary as you think! Join us to learn about PQA Plus, BQA, LQA, FQA Find out about the first, easy step you can take to create an on farm quality assurance system. Links from today's podcast:
October 3, 2019
Episode 51- The Cost of Doing Nothing
When we choose anger over empowerment When we choose to avoid food safety planning by being angry it costs us a LOT It costs our health, our wealth, and our relationships. What is your inaction or your anger costing you?
September 27, 2019
Episode 50- Chemical Hygiene Plans
This is one of those topics where people just simply tune out. They know that they are supposed to do it, and they just don't. Why is that? Cause it is boring Cause it is hard (not really) Cause they are afraid of it Let's clear that up shall we?
September 19, 2019
Episode 49- Food Safety Behaviors
Food safety is all about action. Often times, we act first, believe second. So what are those actions? How do we actually mitigate risk? What does that mean for leading and serving ourselves, our teams and our customers?
September 12, 2019
Episode 48- Internal Audits
What could be more fun for a food facility than doing internal audits? Well, I love to do them, and now you can to! But seriously folks, internal audits are the difference between the results you have and the results you want. Why? Because if you decide to do the work, they allow you to show up to your product, process and people. Be brave my friends. Come learn how to serve up truth with internal audits.
September 6, 2019
Episode 47- Next level thinking
Join me on a trip through a thought download. What does it look like when I confront the thoughts that keep me up at night?  Thought work is a learned and learnable skill that requires vulnerability. Join me on this amazing journey.
August 29, 2019
Episode 46- Calibration
What if how you did calibration was how you did everything? Listen in and learn what I mean...
August 23, 2019
Episode 45- Finding Your Purpose
What does finding your purpose look like? Sit and think Health, Wealth, Relationships What are some themes that have run through your life? What does your future self think? How did I do it? Why bother at all?
August 16, 2019
Episode 44- Testing and Monitoring
Testing doesn't have to be complicated. I promise Join Dr. P as as she walks you thru both FSIS N60 testing and USDA/FDA environmental monitoring for Listeria.  If you are still overwhelmed, book a call and we'll get you straightened out
August 9, 2019
Episode 43 - How to keep the doors open
A follow up to the emergency call y'all heard about last week. How do you keep the doors open? 1) Observe 2) Train 3) Act 4) Document Now you know how to keep the doors open.
August 2, 2019
Episode 42 - Wealth Creation encore
This is an encore presentation of Wealth Creation.... 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.
July 26, 2019
Episode 41- Stop Overeating part 2
How much time do you spend thinking about what you are going to eat next? Or regretting what you ate? How much time would you have if, say, you didn't do that? A lot. A lot more time to go out and solve the problems you were meant to solve in the world. Listen in to find out how, and stick around for the awesome download at the end!
July 18, 2019
Episode 40- Product Defect Waste
OK you even know what your product IS? Let's define that first. THEN let's talk about how to measure defects. What are the best ways to measure defects? Listen to the end to get the handout that is super easy to start with TODAY.
July 11, 2019
Episode 39- Stop Over Eating for Food Execs
I mean seriously, who else but Dr. P is gonna tackle stop over eating in the food industry. In this episode we talk about the reasons we over eat and how to bring awareness to your eating process.  And guess what? Feeling your feelings is the trick to everything.
July 4, 2019
Episode 38- The 8th Waste of Lean
You’ve heard me talk about the importance of lean processing before on the podcast and how following this methodology helps eliminate waste in your facility. But today we’re going to talk about the importance of one of those wastes specifically: The waste of human potential. Yes, you pay your employees to do a job and give them the tools they need to do it, but I’d like to ask you an important question: Are you getting the best work out of your people? If you don't engage an employee’s knowledge and expertise, how do you expect to improve the process? These people on the front lines are the most capable at identifying problem areas. And more importantly?  They can develop the solutions to your problems. Join me on the podcast this week where I talk about the importance of truly engaging and utilizing your employees so that you can eliminate waste and create sustainability and profit.
June 27, 2019
Episode 37 - What do you want to believe
Join me on the podcast this week where I talk about the unharnessed power of your beliefs. And how when you believe in the power of the future—YOUR future—you harness the power to decide who you want to be and how you want to grow your business.
June 20, 2019
Episode 36 - FDA Regulations and Foodpreneurs
Join me this week where I’ll cover what it means to be regulated by the FDA and the steps to take to be compliant. Plus, scroll down to download our handy white paper to help you get prepared.
June 13, 2019
Episode 35 - Shame, vulnerability, and courage
Join me this week on the podcast where we talk about the importance of managing your feelings and how working with a coach can set you up for true success when building your dream business.
June 6, 2019
Episode 34 - 5S your Facility Part II
This week is more of  Dr. P and Charlie Tidd discussing the basis of 5S in food manufacturing and how they can help you in your own facility.
May 29, 2019
Episode 33 - 5S your Facility
Join us this week on the podcast where Dr. P and Charlie Tidd talk about the basis of 5S in food manufacturing and how they can help you in your own facility.
May 23, 2019
Episode 32 - Courage and Commitment
Join me this week on the podcast where I’ll teach you the one thing that will allow you to summon the courage and commitment to be able to do absolutely anything you put your mind to.
May 16, 2019
Episode 31 - Facilities
Join me this week on the podcast where we talk about the amazing asset your facilities program is and how it, when invested in, builds wealth for your company.
May 9, 2019
Episode 30 - Failing ahead of time
Join me this week on the podcast where we’ll talk about how scheduling weekly epic fails allow you to become familiar—and ok with!—failure so you can reach your goals faster. Get ready for an amazing episode, folks!
May 2, 2019
Episode 29 - Decision making and failure
What if decisions were neutral? How fast would you make decisions if you knew that your life was going to be amazing no matter what? That you could do anything given any decision that you make? You'd make more money (indecision is the primary way that my clients waste money) You'd feel WAY better You'll sleep better because you'd know that you were doing it all just right How? Because you'd have decided that the way you decided, was just right for you. Don't fall into the trap that it is the result that tells you if the decision was good or bad. Because it isn't. It is what you THINK about the result that makes it good or bad. So go ahead. Make decisions. It's amazing.
April 26, 2019
Episode 28 - Impossible Goals
      You can live in your future, even when you don’t know the how. Crazy ehh? Here's what we are going to do today: 1. Decide on your impossible goal 2. Write it down 3. Schedule actions over the next month where you’ll fail forward 4. Coach yourself on what happened   We are in business, when you fail forward, you are going  to learn so much and do everything so much faster you’ll get to profit faster you'll have less anxiety you'll sleep better you'll learn to stand in discomfort in service of your goal you can meet your goals without knowing the how
April 18, 2019
Episode 27 - Having the hard conversations
Dr. Pfannenstiel appeared on the Exemplar Global Food Safety Expo to teach STRIVE. This powerful tool allows anyone to solve any problem at work by addressing the root cause of problems...our thoughts.
April 11, 2019
Episode 26 Trace and Lotting
What if you could  track things from your customer to your supplier? After this episode you are going to know to to know where everything is! You are going to find out way more about your inventory and inventory cost that you thought possible  This will lead to Much less anxiety and much better sleep Do lotting well and you will drive waste out of the system and create profitability.
April 4, 2019
Episode 25 - The Value of Coaching
Approaching your life and your business with openness and intentionality will help you achieve the results that you want.
April 2, 2019
Episode 24 - Receiving, refrigeration, and storage
When you do receiving, refrigeration, and storage right, you will be vastly more efficient. You will have higher profit margins. You will be more secure that all your cold storage is cold. You will sleep better. You will have time to do other, more interesting things to drive growth in your business (and not in your cooler).
March 22, 2019
Minisode 2: Stop overdrinking for foodpreneurs
Do you overdrink? Do you not want to. Listen in to find out how we tackle overdrinking here at SFBDI
March 17, 2019
Episode 23- Time management
Foodpreneurs This week, we are covering time management Why? When you show up to getting your stuff done, you will make more money. Not only that you’ll make more profit because you will be vastly more   efficient by making decisions ahead of time You will have more emotional energy for the things you want to do. You’ll have more capacity to think and drive creativity You will have so much less anxiety  You will not only be building the business you are meant to build, you’ll be building the life you were meant to build You can do it. Learn how
March 14, 2019
Episode 22- Tech talk: Preventive and Productive Maintenance
Maintenance, I get it, it's a pain. But if you follow the plan and do it, here's your results... Have   more uptime   More uptime equals more profit   More uptime means you have more emotional energy to go and do the stuff that   drives your business forward   Sleep better because your machinery is working   Create the production system you want and need   Shift the way you think about maintenance and bring uptime into your life
March 7, 2019
Episode 21- Emotional Adulthood
When you rely on yourself to feel good, you have better ideas to drive your own prosperity When you stop relying on other people, on circumstances to make you feel good,   you will take control of yourself and your own feelings You are going to become aware of what your feelings feel like in your body. What it feels like when you  surrender power to someone else When you leave emotional  childhood and step into emotional adulthood, everything changes. You ARE the person the universe calls you to be.
February 28, 2019
Episode 20- Tech Talk: Observations
What would happen if you found out how things really work in your facility?? Observations help you learn your truth. Truth creates wealth Standing around observing people in your facility? Teaches you to be brave. Being brave at work changes everything. Did you know observations actually build core strength? cause standing around and actively observing is actually pretty isometric! Foodpreneurs...being in your truth allows you to build the business you   were meant to build. Be brave and build it
February 21, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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. 
January 4, 2019
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
December 31, 2018
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!
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.
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
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
October 17, 2018