Foodpreneur® is an 11-hour certificate program tailored to new food entrepreneurs who have a great specialty food idea but are unsure of the next steps. Participants will be introduced to the Foodpreneur® business model template designed to clarify their vision and business model; help participants identify and understand what their product is; and learn how the product should be produced, marketed, and sold.

The Foodpreneur® 10-Step Recipe for Success
Does everyone tell you that you should be selling your salsa or brownies to the masses? You know that you have a great recipe, but do not know how to turn it into a viable product? Take this course to get an overview of what you need to consider as the key ingredients for success (3 hours). Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 50146 Tue, Sep 29 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Transitioning Your Ethnic Business to Mainstream Customers
Have you found a loyal client base among your Latino, Asian, African American, Indian or another group for your ethnic product? Mainstream retailers are looking for these products. Learn how to take your successful ethnic product or service into the mainstream market for more business success (3 hours).
Course fee: $59
CRN 50147 Tue, Oct 6 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Basics of Importing
Have a product that you would love to see distributed in the United States? Learn what it takes to go from another country’s port to the United States. An overview of all key points you need to consider will be covered (3 hours).
Course fee: $59
CRN 50148 Tue, Oct 20 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Product Barcoding
You have a product idea and are on your way to making it a reality. However before you get too far along, you will need to obtain a barcode. Learn how do you do that and what does it do for you and your customers (2 hours).
Course fee: $39
CRN 50149 Tue, Dec 8 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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