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

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 CompetitionWin 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

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

Register for any and all workshops at!
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