Should I Stay or “Indiegogo” to the Gluten Free Expo?

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HEROIC! BBQ Popcorn with and without Nuts. Tasting held at Los Angeles Economic Development Committee Meeting in March 2014.

Some will say “It’s about time”, but how do you sum up your life on one page?  Still, I finally got around to adding an About (me) Page for BBQ Catering Confidential. It is still a work in progress, but is good for now. In other news, we recently decided to have a go at Indiegogo.

Indiegogo what? Some may ask. [It was me (asking) about six months ago]. Of course, most people have heard of Kickstarter.com, where Celebs go for help funding their movie projects. Indiegogo is supposedly the second most popular crowd funding site. It gives campaigns the advantage of collecting any pledged funds, even if they fall short of the specified goal. If anything, Indiegogo may be good practice in case we decide to do the big Kickstarter show in the future.

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HEROIC! comes in 2.5 oz. and 5 oz. bottles. Popcorn not included.

Here,  I should quash any rumors that the Rub company is in trouble. Au Contraire, it is just getting started. We plan to be in more Retailers than ever by Memorial Day 2014. However, it is true that when launching a Brand, the start-up costs keep rolling in. Long before you have a chance to sell the thousands to units to cover them.

The Gluten Free Expo is a great opportunity that I just heard about. Having never been to a Gluten Free Expo, or sponsored a booth, it will  be a learning experience. Will definitely let you know how it goes. However, the event isn’t until June 7th, which may be too close to the 4th of July to add many more Retailers. As much as I’d like to go, the current budget is better spent on Memorial Day promotions. Big Retail Contacts made in June may not become active until Summer 2015.

Enough “Business Strategy” session. Anyway, I will keep you posted on the Indiegogo Campaign. If nothing else, it is a good opportunity to present what the company is all about on one page. And it led to us creating our first professional video, starring yours truly. Check it out when you have a chance.

Also, we got a chance to create a new line of swag from American Apparel that (for now) is exclusively available through the campaign. Also, there are Gift Certificates for Catering and BBQ Cooking Lessons from Tastee BQ Grilling Co.

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Campaign Perks include Long Sleeve T-shirts from American Apparel, Aprons and unique BB Caps.

I am still playing catch-up, having recently returned from a trip to Chicago. Will get you dispatches from there soon. The overall report is that Food is just fine in the Windy City. Along with making some contacts and visiting family, I got to come face-to-face with an important piece of my family Food History. They showed me a 1956 ad from my father’s yearbook promoting the Friendly BBQ Cafe owned by my Grandfather in Longview, TX. You can see it and more on the new About page. Until next time, Eat and Be Well.

Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Catering, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and the new California Gold BBQ Rubs. He is also author of web serial blog “The Adventures of Tastee BQ.” Email- Mick@TasteeBQ.com

LINKS

Indiegogo Campaign- https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/get-heroic-to-the-gluten-free-expo-june-7th-in-pasadena-ca/x/6670233

Website http://www.californiagoldrub.com/

Blog http://cagoldbbqrecipes.wordpress.com/

Recipes http://californiagoldbbqrubrecipes.wordpress.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaGoldBBQRubs

HEROIC! Product Press Release http://www.prlog.org/12289136-california-gold-bbq-rubs-introduces-the-worlds-1st-heroic-gluten-free-bbq-rub-with-superfoods.html

To Food Bloggers- Get HEROIC! & Write a Recipe: Win a $100.00 Amazon Shopping Spree

by Mick Brown

#glutenfreebbqrub #heroic!

New HEROIC! Rub is not just for BBQ. It is a blend of some of the most delicious and beneficial Spices and Herbs. Many are used as Medicines in some cultures.

Yes. I am a Newbie at writing a personal Food Blog. All the same, I will ask for your help. What’s in it for you? You’ll be among the first to receive a Free Bottle of my company’s new Spice Blend HEROIC!. If you enjoy it, I hope you will be inspired to write a recipe and/or blog about it. Plus, my staff will be rewarding a $100.00 Amazon.com Gift Certificate to our favorite recipe received by May 1st, 2014. Up for the challenge?

Whether or not you win the prize, once you try HERIOC!, I hope you’ll agree that it is worth writing about. I have done my very best to make it delicious, nutritious and fun. Great for kids. It is an all-natural Superfood herb & spice blend that is gluten-free, with no added salt, sugar or preservatives. I felt it was important to give people the option of adding their preferred form of sodium and/or sweetener to their personal taste level. So when you cook with HEROIC!, you can add whatever you have in your kitchen.

Any published Food Blogger (web or print) can request a Free 2.5 oz. bottle of the new spice blend by writing Media@CaliforniaGoldRubs.com or by submission form at BBQCateringConfidential.com* (at the bottom of this page). You can also try making our patent-pending recipe for all natural Homemade BBQ Sauce. Use HEROIC! for baking, frying, sauce making, snacks, a raw vegan dish or anything you are inspired to make. I have included a link to our recipe pages for ideas.

Enter the contest by sending your recipe/blog link to Media@CaliforniaGoldRubs.com or posting it on California Gold BBQ Rubs pages on Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest. More instructions on how to submit recipes by May 1, 2014 will be sent by email to all participants.

If you or someone you know has a cooking product you want me to try, I would be more than happy to return the favor. Please, no BBQ Rubs or Sauces (unless they want a biased opinion). Quantities of Free HEROIC! could get limited if response is bigger than expected, so request your bottle today. No product will be sent after April 23, 2014 to allow time for shipping and recipe formation.

Feel free to share this Free HEROIC! offer on your blog, or with blog-writing friends. Thank You and Good Luck!

Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Catering, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and the new California Gold BBQ Rubs. He is also author of web serial blog “The Adventures of Tastee BQ.” Email- Mick@TasteeBQ.com

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*[Small Print] Free Shipping Offer limited to the Continental United States. Submitted recipes can use HERIOC! Herb and Spice Blend as an Instant Dry Seasoning, Marinade or Barbecue Sauce and are free to add any other products or ingredients of their choice (including any forms of Sodium or Sweetener). Contact Media@CaliforniaGoldRubs.com for more product/contest info or media inquiries. No Phone Calls Please. By receiving a free bottle of HEROIC!, you are under no obligation to write a recipe or publish a blog about product (especially if it is not to your taste). Unpublished recipes are eligible for prize consideration if submitted by email to Media@CaliforniaGoldRubs.com by May 1, 2014. Winning recipe is expected to be announced by May 10, 2014.

LINKS

California Gold BBQ Rubs:

Website http://www.californiagoldrub.com/

Blog http://cagoldbbqrecipes.wordpress.com/

Recipes http://californiagoldbbqrubrecipes.wordpress.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaGoldBBQRubs

HEROIC! Product Press Release http://www.prlog.org/12289136-california-gold-bbq-rubs-introduces-the-worlds-1st-heroic-gluten-free-bbq-rub-with-superfoods.html