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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.
The Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) will host an intensive, highly-informative “Boot Camp” for food business entrepreneurs and small business owners, for two consecutive Tuesdays starting Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 from 4 – 7 p.m. The second of two sessions will take place Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 from 4 – 7 p.m.
The Oct. 28 Boot Camp will focus on various startup needs for a food business, including the legalities of starting food business, patents and trademarks, food safety and health regulations, accounting/labor/finance, packaging/storage, labeling, using local resources and business strategy.
The Nov. 4 Boot Camp will involve product pricing, brokers/distributors, co-packing, working with retailers, branding/marketing, along with a panel of industry experts.
The cost is $165/person for both days, or $95/person for one day. Participants must bring an outline of their food company/product(s).
Advanced registration is required. Visit ciftinnovation.org to register and pay online, or contact 419-535-6000, ext. 140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.