The true cost of shipping for small businesses | Balanced Bites Blog

The true cost of shipping for small businesses

Diane Sanfilippo Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, Business Leave a Comment

The true cost of shipping for small businesses One thing many folks don’t realize is that the cost of shipping anything, especially items that weigh over two pounds, has increased significantly over the last decade. Add to that any special handling, packing materials, and expedited service for perishables, and it can often feel overwhelmingly like the cards are stacked against …

What does small batch mean? | Balanced Bites Blog

What does small batch mean?

Diane Sanfilippo Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, Business 2 Comments

What does small batch mean? As a premium food product company, we pride ourselves on making items that you’ll love, with flavors, textures, and quality that surprise you at every bite. One of the ways we achieve the flavors and textures that we have is that we make products in small batches. Small batches of organic spices. In our case, …

Our Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan | Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods

Our diversity and inclusion action plan

Diane Sanfilippo Business 2 Comments

I’d like to take this opportunity to address you all – our community of readers, supporters, and customers – about our efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive small business. While it’s always been been top-of-mind to consider how we can give back to our community, admittedly, the more global conversation around diversity and inclusion as an everyday part …

Balanced Bites Spices - New Jars | Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, Diane Sanfilippo

New Balanced Bites Spices Jars FAQs

Diane Sanfilippo Balanced Bites Wholesome Foods, Business, FAQs, Featured 6 Comments

We recently released brand new Balanced Bites Spices in regular sized jars, and with that launch came a handful of questions. In this post, I’m going to share answers to your questions as well as the background on why we made the shift to regular sized jars (away from large jars), and what I learned in the process. First, let …

Why I *don't* just talk about food. #DIANEDIRECT | Diane Sanfilippo

Why I don’t just talk about food

Diane Sanfilippo Business, Diane: Direct 9 Comments

Part of what I’m here (in the world) to do is to WAKE people up. Whether it’s to the fact that we have control over our health largely through what we eat, by shining light on the uncomfortable conversations that *need* to take place, or opening up and dismantling the judgment and criticism that this social media-based world somehow makes …

Stop holding yourself back. #DIANEDIRECT | Diane Sanfilippo

Stop holding yourself back (a little tough love)

Diane Sanfilippo Business, Diane: Direct 45 Comments

I’ve heard from many of you recently that you’re stopped in your tracks, afraid to share something you feel passionate about with the world. Or unsure of how to start. Or simply worried what people will say… Don’t wait to serve the world with your gifts until you (or your work) appear in a way that some people deem acceptable. …

Balanced Bites Podcast | Diane Sanfilippo & Liz Wolfe

Podcast Episode #282: Social Media: Creating & Consuming Content

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Topics  News and updates from Diane & Liz [3:25] Something new that I’m digging: Feedback from the new edition of Practical Paleo [ 8:40] Social media; creating and consuming [13:29] Handling the trolls; putting yourself out there [24:33] Favorite things about social media accounts [ 34:12] Social media etiquette [46:05] Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to The episodes are …

Why Are You Afraid #2 - Diane Sanfilippo | Build a Badass Business

Build a Badass Business Podcast #2: Fear, Part 1 – Why Are You Afraid?

Diane Sanfilippo Business Coaching, Business Podcast, Marketing 1 Comment

Topics: In this episode I talk about my own thoughts on why I didn’t let other people’s fears direct my path. I want you to ask yourself some hard questions:  When/where were you told you couldn’t do something? Where does your fear come from? Why are you worried? Who are the people who are influencing you to be afraid? What …