Are you an aspiring entrepreneur in the food industry? Queens Library is running a FREE lecture series about the realities and requirements of running a business in the food industry. The 5-part lecture series will be running on Sundays from November 20 to December 18, covering various topics relate to the food industry. See below for details on each session.
At the end of the lecture series, participants can apply for Jamaica FEASTS, a food business incubator, taking place in January. While the lecture series isn’t a prerequisite for acceptance, applicants who attended the lectures will receive extra points on their application to Jamaica FEASTS.
Register and attend all 5 sessions to get a full view of the food industry!
Realities of the Food Industry
Sunday November 20, 2pm-4pm
This session provides an overview of entrepreneurship in the food industry and aims to dispel the common myths of starting and operating a food business.
Food Business Time Management
Sunday November 27, 2pm-4pm
This session identifies strategies for aspiring and current food entrepreneurs to navigate the challenges of time and business ownership through the learning of successful planning skills.
Food Business Planning Basics
Sunday December 4, 2pm-4pm
This session aims to teach aspiring and current food entrepreneurs how to write a successful Business Plan.
Food Business Finance, Licenses and Regulations
Sunday December 11, 2pm-4pm
This session informs students of the financial and legal necessities of owning a food business and provides resources for identifying their specific business needs.
Food Business Marketing
Sunday December 18, 2pm-4pm
This session offers a basic look at marketing for Food Businesses and aims to inform students of common and best practices for marketing success using various forms of media.