Startup To Scale

24. Working with Co-Manufacturers with Ashley Sutterfield, Metzger and Roth

December 20, 2021 Foodbevy Season 1 Episode 24
Startup To Scale
24. Working with Co-Manufacturers with Ashley Sutterfield, Metzger and Roth
Show Notes

Most brands will end up working with a 3rd party contract manufacturer (co-manufacturer) over their lifetime, but many of these partnerships are tenuous at best. I talk with Ashley on how to prepare for working with a co-manufacturer, and what steps you can take to build a successful partnership. A few tips: 

  1. Think of manufactures as an extension of our business and cultivating that relationship will lead to success.
  2. Make sure that your values align with co-manufacturers. 
  3. Manufacturers are expensive, but view it as buying back your time so you can focus on building sales and business. 

Looking for co-manufacturers? Check out our directory of 2069 partners here: Co-Manufacturer Directory

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