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Building a Foundation for Food Startups Training: Optimizing Business Models for Profitability and Growth


  • Sunrise Bank Headquarters 2525 Wabash Avenue Saint Paul, MN, 55114 United States (map)

Do you work with multiple food businesses that will need financial investment in the future? Do you have expertise in food, but wish you knew more about the financials and available business models paths for entrepreneurs?

This 1.5 day training is designed to build a stronger technical foundation for those who actively support/consult with packaged food startups, restaurant owners who want to sell retail products or farmers looking to do value-added food production so they can better assist their clientele.

What can I expect?
This 1.5 day interactive “train the trainer” session training is a deep dive into the financial side of building a profitable food business.
Topics Include:
• Current market and industry trends
• Deep dive on the different types of business models (and their implications)
to create an economically sustainable food business
• Highlights of Minnesota specific resources and programs available to entrepreneurs

The training will be led by Tera Johnson, the Director of the Food Finance Institute in Madison, Wisconsin and Founder of teraswhey®. She has led this training all across the country, and we are excited to bring her to Minnesota. Learn more about Tera and the Food Finance Institute here.

Agenda:
April 19th: 8:30-4:00pm (with a happy hour afterwards)
April 20th: 8:30-1:00pm

Participants are required to attend both days.

Registration Fee: $50
Scholarships are available based on need, email hello@grownorthmn.com for details

Program costs are off-set through the support of the Grow North, Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul Departments of Economic Development, and Renewing the Countryside.