My husband and I began a gourmet food business about three years ago. I hand mix, package and sell our line of dips, soups and other gourmet products. I work full time in the business and my husband helps out with weekend sales events. Our volume of business has reached a point where I can barely keep up the pace. Does anyone have any thoughts on the best course of action to pursue next? I realize that hiring someone to help might be one solution but since my business can be stronger in certain seasons of the year, a full time employee is not the answer. I am interested in researching the possibility of purchasing a small mixing-packaging machine. However that idea may be too expensive.
Any thoughts and ideas on where to start looking for the small packaging machine or alternative ideas are welcomed. My husband keeps reminding me that there came a time when Henry Ford needed help making cars. What would Henry do?