The Small Business Accelerator Group is a great way to advance opportunities for your business through unique services, networking and learning opportunities.

Early enrollment before July 1, 2018 gains extra promotional benefit as a charter business!

  • Market research data
  • Inclusion in a focus group as applicable and defined by CIFT
  • Free attendance (1 person) to CIFT food safety annual training
  • Operational forms template for production documentation
  • Food recall template
  • Networking with other similar food businesses
  • Buyer Connections
  • Discounts to training and programming events
  • Assistance related to process authority services
  • Industry updates and notifications
  • Nutritional labeling services
  • Promotional events
  • Marketing opportunities
  • Bi-annual discussion groups or lunch-and-learn programs
  • Priority notification of unique opportunites


$350 annually for NOCK tenants
$500 annually for non-tenantsĀ 

Fee payable July 1 each year; not prorated based on timing of inclusion.


Less than 25 employees and less than $1M in sales.


Paula Ray
Small Business Coordinator | 419-535-6000, ext: 117