Are you interested in starting your own Cottage Food Operation (CFO) or Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation (MHKO) and unsure of where to begin? As part of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC EATS Program, we will be hosting a FREE startup series to teach you how!
In just six weeks, you will gain the information and skills to start your very own food business.
Classes will be held every Wednesday, August 3-September 7 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. See schedule below:
Class One | Wednesday, August 3 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- Starting and Owning a Business
- Products and Meals
- Market Research
Class Two | Wednesday, August 10 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Business Structures
- Fictitious Business Name (FBN)
- Business Licenses
- Licensing and Permits
Class Three | Wednesday, August 17 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Recipe Conversions
- Master Inventory List
Class Four | Wednesday, August 24 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Cottage Food Operation Labels
- Food Handlers Card
- Managers Certification
Class Five | Wednesday, August 31 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Digital Marketing
Class Six | Wednesday, September 7 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Financial Management and Accounting
- Financial Projections
- Access to Capital
- Financial Literacy
You will also have the opportunity to schedule a virtual, one-on-one, consultation with our Food/Restaurant consultant to discuss information tailored to your own business. You will be required to attend all six courses.
Registration is REQUIRED. Have a question? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (909) 983-5005.