Business ‘Boot Camp’ for food is offered


Launching a new food business can be a daunting task. Thousands of new food products hit the grocery
store shelves in the U.S. each year, but a very low percentage have a lasting effect in the market.
The Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) will host an intensive, highly-informative "Boot
Camp" for food business entrepreneurs and small business owners, for two consecutive Tuesdays
starting Tuesday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK). The second session
will take place Nov. 4, also from 4 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday’s Boot Camp will focus on various startup needs for a food business, including the legalities of
starting food business, patents and trademarks, food safety and health regulations,
accounting/labor/finance, packaging/storage, labeling, using local resources and business strategy.
The Nov. 4 Boot Camp will involve product pricing, brokers/distributors, co-packing, working with
retailers, branding/marketing, along with a panel of industry experts.
The cost is $165/person for both days, or $95/person for one day. Participants must bring an outline of
their food company.
The NOCK/AIF is located at 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green.
Visit to register and pay online, or contact 419-535-6000, ext. 140 or
[email protected].

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