Family favorite foods make traditions. Convenience foods are in high demand. Bold new flavors wanted! Are you a Food Entrepreneur that thinks outside the box? Penn State Extension’s Food for Profit is a one-day workshop to help you work through the maze of local and state regulations, food safety issues, and business management concepts that all must be considered in setting up a commercial food business.
The course, sponsored by Jump Start Incubator, will take place at the Berks County Community Foundation, 237 Court Street, Reading PA 19601, on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Penn State is an affirmative action, equal opportunity university, and all interested individuals, regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability, are encouraged to attend. Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our office at (717) 921-8803 in advance of your participation or visit.
How Can Food for Profit Help Me?
Food for Profit will take you step-by-step through the entrepreneurial process. It will provide you with the information and skills to assess if your idea will be something that will sell at a profit. Conducting a feasibility study (to see if yours is a good business idea), performing marketing research, and beginning to draft a business plan are a few of the concrete tools taught by certified instructors and business experts. By attending this class, you can learn how to evaluate the opportunities on paper before you look for funding or take action (saving money and time).
Who Should Attend the Course?
If you want to develop the skills to be innovative and visionary in your business – to grow your food venture – you will enjoy and benefit from this course. If you’re searching for innovative ideas about how to get your enterprise off the ground, this program is for you!