Food Entrepreneur Boot Camp
OCT 12, 19 and 26 1pm – 6pm
Optional in person or virtual attendance (register for your choice)
Launching a new food business can be a daunting task. Thousands of new food products hit the grocery store shelves in the U.S. each year, but a very low percentage have a lasting effect in the market.
CIFT is hosting an intensive, highly-informative “Boot Camp” for food business entrepreneurs and small business owners, over the course of 3 afternoons in October. This event will be a hybrid model so you choose to attend in person at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK) or virtually. Speakers will be participating in both forms.
This is a unique opportunity for early-stage food entrepreneurs to learn about developing and growing your business. Presentation from business and technical experts, including food processing, retail, packaging, government, account and expects.
The topics of discussion include:
Researching Food Trends
Components of a Successful Business Plan
Legalities of starting a Food Business and Patents and Trademarks
Understanding Your Costs/Pricing for Profitability
Gaining Access to Funding - Tax Breaks
Overview of Food Regulations and Labeling Requirements
Sales Channels: Wholesale, Retail, Online Sales
Social Media and Digital Strategy
Food Entrepreneur Testimonial and Q&A
This is your chance to get your questions answered, learn from people who are in-the-know and make your dream a reality!
Cost is $100 or $75 for current NOCK tenants or onboarding clients.