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Getting Started in a Food Business Part 1

Tue 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you have an old family recipe that you would like to develop into a business? Love baking, and think you can generate some income from your goodies? Getting Started in a Food Business is an introduction to taking your recipe from the kitchen to the marketplace. In this two-part workshop, you will learn: Deliverables: • The types of recipes you can make yourself to sell to the public • How to get inspected to go into production • Guidelines for packaging and labeling • Ideas for finding the right kind of market for your product • Basics of product pricing • What to do if you cannot process your product yourself Topics covered: • Regulatory basics • What to expect when you’re inspected • Packaging and labeling basics • Marketing basics • Financial basics

Speaker(s): Annette Dunlap is creator and managing director of AB Dunlap Consulting, a company that specializes in community development, small business, and agriculture & food. She is retired from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, where she worked as an agribusiness developer. Prior to joining NCDA&CS, Annette owned a management and marketing consultancy, focusing on financial institutions, medical practices, and locally owned businesses. Annette holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. Annette is a published author of three non-fiction books and over 100 newspaper and magazine articles. She lives with her husband in southeastern Cumberland County, where they raise cattle.

This will be an online seminar. You must be pre-registered. Access link will be sent 24 hours prior.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 336-838-6166


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1328 South Collegiate Drive Wilkesboro, NC 28697
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