Mark Hantoon is trying to place his honey mustard sauce “Hantoon’s MUNNY” on retailer cabinets. (Photograph: Mark Hanton)
Understanding of a church kitchen in Kimball Township on nights and weekends, entrepreneur Mark Hanton desires to deliver his honey mustard sauce to the world.
Referred to as Hantoon’s MUNNY, Hanton has had the recipe for greater than 20 years. He stated it goes nicely on sandwiches, rooster and even pasta.
“I do know you do not put stuff on steak, but it surely’s that good on steak,” he stated.
After sharing it with individuals he knew and receiving some encouragement, he determined to attempt to make a enterprise out of it.
Michigan’s cottage meals legislation permits residents to arrange and promote sure foodstuffs from their properties, however Hanton stated his honey mustard wasn’t eligible. So he needed to get diet testing executed and discover a industrial kitchen to work in.
Hanton stated he went to the Michigan State College Product Middle, which helped him with the required diet testing. His church allowed him to make use of their industrial kitchen, and he was able to run.
Whereas getting the enterprise up and working, Hanton participated in Bluewater Startups and Entrepreneurs, which affords recommendation and meet-up alternatives for enterprise homeowners within the space. The group’s founder, Matt Brooks, stated the group is open to individuals trying to develop their enterprise ideas in addition to extra seasoned entrepreneurs.
One in all Brooks’ suggestions for these beginning out is to discover a minimal viable product that may be marketed, to make use of as a proof of idea.
“What’s the minimal factor you possibly can create out of your concept,” Brooks stated. “Mainly, validate your concept. See if a stranger will purchase it. Your mother and your greatest buddies will purchase it it doesn’t matter what.”
Hanton stated he is positioned Munny in space shops together with A Little One thing, Weekends areas in Lexington and Port Huron, Nation Fashion Market in Fort Gratiot, Vinckier’s in Yale and Armada, and Nieman’s Household Market, Craft Loft and ACE Household Items in St. Clair.
Hanton stated being made regionally has helped get the product on cabinets.
“Proper now the ‘Michigan Made’ factor is large,” he stated.
Anybody trying to hold tabs on Hanton’s enterprise can achieve this at fb.com/addictivesauce.
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