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Food Industry Entrepreneurship Class

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Emily Griffith Technical College

1205 Osage Street

Denver, CO 80204

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Free 6 Week Program:

Held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

includes Two Saturdays:

April 28th and May 12th from 9:00am – 4:00pm

You Could Even Win Free Seed Money to help Launch your Business

Topics Covered:

Phase I: What does it mean to be a food entrepreneur?

  • Understanding what it means to be an entrepreneur
  • Understanding the food industry in the U.S. and in Denver
  • The 3 Ps of successful entrepreneurs
  • Learn strategic management, business models, and planning
  • Principles of accounting and setting financial goals for a food business
  • Marketing 101, 4Ps of marketing, identifying your target audience, maintaining key relationships
  • Marketing 102: How to promote a food business, use social media, and build your customer base
  • Your logo, branding message, and low-cost promotional tools
  • Let’s get funded (Expert panel of Micro Financers, Banks, and VCs)

Phase II: Food Industry Skillsets

  • Food Safety and Handling (learning and teaching techniques)
  • Types of Food Businesses (food carts, food trucks, catering, restaurants)
  • Registering your business and obtaining necessary licenses
  • Making Your Menu: balancing authenticity and knowledge of the American palette
  • Allergies and dietary concerns: Get creative with your cooking
  • Pricing strategies (determining food costs, tracking waste, and setting profit margin goals)
  • Commercial kitchen use, commissary affidavit, and choosing equipment for efficiency
  • Adaptability: Knowing when to make changes in a challenging industry

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Onsite Parking is Free

What can I bring into the event?

You do not need to bring anything to the class. All materials and resources will be provided.

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