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Restaurant Reviews, Travel Stories, Business Interviews, and More!

Welcome the supplemental blog to the Korean Convenience free allergy friendly app. Here we add more about our experience – whether we’re talking about restaurants reviews, travel stories, business interviews, personal stories, or anything else related to small business and food allergies. 

We hope you’ll share your thoughts and be a part of the conversation too. 

Food Allergy Resources

For Management And Safety Here is a list of organizations dedicated to helping you learn about managing your food allergies and food intolerances. American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology (AAAAI) The American Academy of Allergy,…

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Allergy-Friendly App Updates

New Features Announcement: Save time and find more product details. Adding more prepackaged label information all in one place. We listened to your initial feedback and made some updates. Here are the latest updates regarding the…

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Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness Week

Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness

It’s Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month!  Each time we speak up for ourselves, friends, family, or our kids, we raise awareness. If you would like to donate to the Korean Convenience fundraiser that helps F.A.R.E…

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Food Equality Initiative Highlight

Press Coverage: Sponsor Highlight We are so thrilled to be featured in the Food Equality Initiative Sponsor Highlight and Magazine in their March/April Issue! About Food Equality Initiative F.E.I. mission is to end hunger in the…

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How I Started A Business In South Korea

This guest post is written by Richard, a small business owner who moved to South Korea to teach English to adults.  Eventually, he shifted to opening a successful translation company.  Having traveled to over sixty countries,…

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Save Time And Find New Products

Korean Convenience Mobile App If you love Korean food then you know that it sometimes can be difficult to read ready-made products. Add an allergy or dietary restriction into the mix where reading every ingredient is…

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2021: Year In Review

Mobile App, Korean Studies & Travel I enjoy looking back to reflect. I want to recap recent blog posts, along with some milestones, and my personal achievements. One of my biggest personal accomplishments this year is…

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Get Snacks From South Korea

Favorite Korean Snacks With the massive popularity of Squid Games this year, South Korea’s food and snacks have been on full display.  However, dalgona is not the only candy or snack that’s fun to eat and…

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Best Books For Non-Technical Founders

Best Books For Non-Tech Founders

A Book List For Non-Tech Founders While it’s essential to know how your mobile app works (wireframe outline), you also need to know what to do after you’ve created your layout.  How do you market, sell…

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Where To Buy Korean Food

Korean Food & Snacks Options  Shopping online for Korean snacks and drinks has never been easier than it’s right now.  Bulgogi has been added to the Oxford dictionary as well as several Kpop terms.  However, nothing…

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5 Tips For Working With Freelancers

5 Tips For Working With Freelancers

Tips To Maximize Project Efficiency Outsourcing to freelancers can help save you time, and money. If you’re a one-women led business like mine, and launching a mobile application then you have endless tasks.  Applying for grants,…

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Disneyland Vacation Experience

3 Days & 2 Night Staycation Recently, my family visited Disneyland California Resort and a nearby Fairfield Inn Marriott for a mini-staycation. There have been a number of changes since I last visited Disneyland.  Here are…

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Mobile App Development Costs

Unexpected Costs Of Building A Mobile App I was prepared to pay a set price to develop and publish my mobile application.  However, I was not aware of the additional costs that came along with publishing…

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Giving Back To The Community

Show Appreciation With A Gift Or Donation With the holidays in full swing, I feel especially grateful this year. Grateful for the community of entrepreneurs, and travelers who provide inspiration every day. Grateful to the creators…

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How To Read Korean Food Labels

Tips for identifying brand names, ingredients, and nutritional information  Food labels are already difficult to understand, add in another language and it can become an almost impossible task.  Whether you’re looking for one of the major…

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Advice From A Non-Technical Founder

Document, Timeline & Communication Method As an African American entrepreneur I have my fair share of challenges if I want to build a mobile application. For starters I can’t code, I don’t have a technical co-founder,…

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Season Greetings & Happy New Year

2020 Year In Review Dear Subscribers and Readers, It’s certainly been an interesting year, and I’d like to thank you for your engagement, and participation throughout 2020. Yes, it’s been a tough year, between the pandemic,…

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Let’s Care Podcast Interview

Interview with Matt Scott A notice was sent out to the Seed Spot Entrepreneurs to discuss their entrepreneurial experience this year.  It was a call for individuals who often don’t feel heard or seen in the…

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Songtan Mugs Storefront

Black Business Owner In Korea Interview

Cultural Strides Abroad  Jason Holmes is a black-owned business owner who founded the online business Kimchi Socks LLC based out of America and here in South Korea, Songtan Mugs.  Kimchi Socks LLC is an accessories brand…

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Escapism Amid Pandemic

Stay Safe, Stay Home Playlist Instead of blogging about business topics or what I’ve learned during a recent webinar or conference.  I want to share what videos I have been watching when I need a good…

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Product Marketing Amidst Covid-19

Marketing Strategies In The “New Normal” Recently, I attended the TechInAsia PDC ‘20 virtual Product Development Conference.  This four-day virtual conference took place on July 1-2nd (Indonesia Series) and the 8-9th (Regional Series) via Asia/Singapore timezone. …

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How To Create Products Customers Want

Customer Discovery Process Before I spend money on developing my mobile application I’ve been advised to find out what customers want. Reading various business articles many advisors believe this is a crucial first step.   Customer Development…

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How I Chose A Technical Bootcamp

Product Development Process CAD & CAM Training Recently, I’ve been apart of the first APC Fellowship organized by (LACI) or the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.  Their mission states: “LACI is building a more diverse and inclusive…

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Korean Convenience Store Lessons

AS CONVENIENT AS POSSIBLE! Recently, there have been some questions as to why I suddenly posted a product vocabulary list written in Hangul and English. I want to share the reason why I created this list…

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Entrepreneur Korea Interview

Part of my ongoing effort to keep up to date on events occurring in South Korea, I joined Entrepreneurs In Seoul Facebook group. Tony is another member within the group and he recently launched a new…

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Big Rice Korean Cuisine Review

Bulgogi Lunch Box Spring was in the air as I walked around the Descanso Gardens.  The gardens were filled with happy children waiting to ride the mini train.  Touring the colorful tulip beds, rose and lilac…

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A Platform For Entrepreneurs: Seoul Startups

Seoul Startups Informational Interview In my continuous search to connect and highlight entrepreneurs involved in the startup scene in South Korea, I was referred to Seoul Startups. Seoul Startups is administered by Marta, a native from…

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