Want to learn about launching a successful gourmet food brand?

The 14th episode of our monthly Business Inspires podcast features Annette Bellisari and Jim Miller of Bellisari’s.

Annette and Jim started Bellisari’s after working together for another food company. Their line of products includes gourmet spreads and sauces with bold flavor combinations such as Blistered Jalapeno & Fig.

Bellisari’s officially launched two years ago. Now their products can be found in stores around Ohio, and even in Indianapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, and more. Look for them in specialty wine shops!

Jim and Annette discuss topics including:

  • Annette’s track dreams and how starting a business is long distance, not a sprint.
  • The importance of gourmet convenience for a busy life.
  • Balancing family life while building a startup business.
  • How to niche your brand in the food industry.
  • Developing recipes, running focus groups and narrowing down ideas.

Jim and Annette even learn a bit about each other during the interview!

Stream the episode above (and find more ways to listen below) to learn about growing a tasty business in the Tri-Village area.

How to listen

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And of course find out where you can purchase Bellisari’s products in your area with their store locator.