The Business of Craft Foods

Business of Craft FoodsDandelion Foods and the Mississippi Mills Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce a new workshop series aimed at individuals and businesses looking to start, grow, and expand their craft food business.

The Business of Craft Foods aims to help local food entrepreneurs transform their passion for food into artisan and value-added food businesses. Through a series of expert speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities, these sessions will offer participants critical and time-saving information needed to launch a successful food business.

The kick-off event takes place on Thursday, April 2 from 7:30-9:30am at the Almonte Legion, and the $10 admission includes a buffet breakfast. The morning will feature presentations from successful food entrepreneurs (including Equator Coffee Roasters’ owner Craig Hall), an overview of business resources from Susan Fournier of Valley Heartland, a panel discussion, and more. Subsequent sessions will include topics such as Laws, Labeling, and Marketing Strategies; Developing Your Business Plan & Financing Strategies; and Building Your Brand and Getting to Market.

Learn about the resources available for getting starting, discover lessons learned from successful local food businesses, and connect with other entrepreneurs, producers and suppliers. Register online today!

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