October 17, 2019
Our niche business focus is developing proprietary recipes. We do this in collaboration with our customers. Over the years this has led us to make many variations on the simple cookie.
September 19, 2019
Main Street Gourmet is a custom wholesale bakery providing frozen baked goods, including muffins, cookies, granola, brownies and bars, and other sweet goods to retail in-store bakery (“ISB”) and specialty foodservice customers across the United States. MSG operates out of an SQF certified 68,000 sq. foot manufacturing facility with approximately 160 employees in Akron, OH, and has been an important part of the community for more than 30 years.
August 21, 2019
Main Street Gourmet has been presented with Top Honors recognition for Workforce Development in the International Baking Industry Exposition’s Best in Baking awards’ competition. The IBIE stated, “This category will honor bakers and suppliers who are developing programs
July 25, 2019
Clarifying the purpose of your meetings leads to more productive sessions.
July 17, 2019
There are some things you just can't prepare for but through this article, I'm hoping I can help you prepare for those times you cannot be fully prepared for.
June 28, 2019
Everyone doesn't agree on what is the best/top muffin flavor out there.
May 16, 2019
The first question you need to ask is, Are you looking for off the shelf products from a manufacturer or for the manufacturer to make your recipe as a custom product? If off the shelf...
March 18, 2019
The legendary story of the lumberjack contest teaches business professionals the importance of allowing yourself to take a break during the day in order to “sharpen our axe” and increase productivity. Learn more.
December 10, 2018
When doing business with a potential client, it’s important to understand that email messages can get lost in translation more easily than an in-person conversation. Learn more.
August 1, 2018
Steve Marks, Owner & President of Main Street Gourmet, has had the pleasure of meeting several very influential people throughout his career. Learn how each encounter left him with a very valuable lesson.
April 29, 2018
A proactive, structured approach to planning and understanding the pipeline can reduce the guesswork and unknowns of running a business. Learn more.
November 5, 2017
As an entrepreneur, continual effort at problem solving sharpens your abilities and helps you start to develop systems and approaches that help you solve problems quicker and easier.
September 22, 2017
There is an age-old business question that frequently comes up in business journals and college class rooms; Are entrepreneurs born or made? Learn what Steve Marks, founder and owner of Main Street Gourmet, has to say about being an entrepreneur.
June 2, 2017
When pursuing a prospect, it’s important to make sure that you are doing everything you can to both procure the prospect and try and turn them into a customer that will be with you for many years. Learn more.
February 10, 2017
Over the years of a business career, there are many ideas, circumstances and turning points that define and reveal success. Learn about five concepts that will favorably alter your business path.
November 5, 2016
Turnover is commonplace and inevitable in all businesses; however, it can be frustrating when you are trying to close a deal and you find out your contact left the company. Learn how to recover.
July 17, 2016
Persistence is a valuable building block of any business, and its important to appreciate that most of our plans and desires won’t work perfectly as planned. Learn more.
April 2, 2016
Do you know what the ideal customer or account for your organization should look like? Developing a framework for determining who your top prospects should be is an important task for any entrepreneur. Learn more.