I am trying to start a food business. I have a food product (sausage) that is unique to my area but is no longer around much anymore. It comes from â€œThe Old Countryâ€, Italy and is something that the â€œold timersâ€ use to make that adults today fondly remember eating as a kid. Anyways, there are a couple of people around here that make it and sell it â€œblack marketâ€. My husband and I also make it and have sold it but we want to sell it legitimately and have a store in Cooperstown, NY that wants to carry the product. We sell the sausage for $25/jar and it costs about $5/jar to make not including our time. We are working with a University that specializes in working with food entrepreneurs and they have tested our product and have given us suggestions on tweaking it to make it compliant with state guidelines. The problem is it takes about 45 days to make and we will soon be approaching our third try. So itâ€™s a lot of just sitting around and waiting. I have ideas for other food products as well- maybe we should start developing them but they arenâ€™t our passion. Iâ€™m trying to stay focused and Iâ€™m having a hard time. My question is what do you suggest I do in the meantime while Iâ€™m waiting? Do you think this could be profitable? Looking for ideas or suggestions.
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