“Food for Profit” Workshop Comes to Lewisburg 10/28

BUCKNELL SBDC TO HOST FOOD FOR PROFIT WORKSHOP

Have you ever been told that your favorite homemade bread, or salsa, is “good enough to sell?”

Do you have fruit or vegetables from your farm or home garden that you would like to make into a commercial product?

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.

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The course will be hosted by the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center, 416 Market St, 3rd Floor, Lewisburg, PA 17837 on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“Bucknell’s SBDC is very pleased to be a partner in bringing Penn State Extension’s Food for Profit Workshop to Lewisburg” said SBDC Director Steven Stumbris. “Educational programs like this perfectly complement the services of the SBDC’s consulting team; who assist entrepreneurs seeking to launch and grow businesses with expert advising on topics including testing new business propositions, shaping business plans, investigating funding opportunities, and more”, added Stumbris.

 

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!

Registration Information:

Food for Profit will meet from 8:45 am to 4:30 pm, on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center, 416 Market St, 3rd Floor, Lewisburg, PA 17837.  The tuition cost of $55 per person includes all materials and lunch.

Pre-payment and registration are required for this popular workshop, and may be accomplished on-line at http://extension.psu.edu/food/entrepreneurs/courses/food-for-profit, or by calling the registration coordinator at 717-921-8803. For further information about workshop content, contact Extension Educator Winifred McGee, wwm1@psu.edu, 717-921-8803.

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The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a member of the only statewide, nationally accredited program providing high quality one-on-one consulting, training, and information resources to empower new and existing businesses. The SBDC program is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development, and 18 universities and colleges across the Commonwealth.www.Bucknell.edu/SBDC

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