Alameda County SBDCOakland, CA

Food Business Entrepreneur Training Academy

Food Business Entrepreneur Training Academy

Monday, April 3, 2017 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Alameda County SBDC and the Alameda County Community Development Agency offer a free ten-part seminar on “Running Your Own Food Business” for participants interested in launching and growing food businesses in Alameda County.

In this series, you will learn the basics to start and grow your own food business. Do you have a great idea and a burning desire to start a food product or restaurant/cafe business, but don’t know how? This series will help turn your idea into reality.

Participants who attend eight of the ten sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion. The sessions will run Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm from April 3 to May 3.

Space is limited! Registrants will be asked to reconfirm during the week prior to the start of the course.

Session 1 - Defining Your Concept In this session, we will discuss how to begin to take an idea for a new food company, and begin to explore how you can expand an idea into a business plan.

  • Product - What (distribution channel options)
  • Target market - Who
  • Unique Selling Proposition (USP) - Why
  • Defining Success - Bottom line, triple bottom line, environmental and community impact
  • People
  • Shareholders/Stakeholders
Dublin Library
200 Civic Plaza Community Room

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It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.
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