Building Blocks for the Food Entrepreneur is a series of free workshops put on by Growing Hope, with partnership from the MI Small Business Development Center, SCORE – Washtenaw County, the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC, and SPARK East Incubator. Support comes from Growing Our Local Economy: Washtenaw County Act 88 funds.
Becoming a Vendor 101
New and prospective food entrepreneurs ready to up their game as a farmers market vendor or through a home-based business. Join one or all of the following Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm at SPARK East, 215 West Michigan Ave in downtown Ypsilanti (April 11 session at 9 S Adams). FREE! Register at http://growingthehope.eventbrite.com.
April 4 Understanding the Cottage Food Law: Can you sell your product at market?
April 11 Marketing, Displays, and Branding: How to make your products fly off the stand (this class only at 9 S Adams)
April 18 How to Become a Vendor: Learn from veteran vendors and market managers
April 25 Mock Farmers Market Set Up Competition: Win a free season at the market!
From Cottage to Commercial
Food entrepreneurs wanting to sell to restaurants, specialty stores and grocery stores. Join us Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm at SPARK East, 215 West Michigan Ave. FREE! Register at growinghope.net.
April 5 How to Become a Licensed Food Producer: Learn the ins and outs
April 12 How to Write a Business Plan: Gain tools to develop a north star for your biz
April 19 Developing your PItch: Hone your plan into a concise speech for the public
April 26 Building Blocks Pitch Competition