Launching & Running a Hobby Food Business At Local Markets - Fall Session Start Date!

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018

Local markets have always been a place of opportunity for minorities, immigrants and others who want to start a business but who may not have a lot of money. Are you looking to explore the possibility of turning your hobby into a successful business? Treat your market booth as a business because it is a business. 

Have you discovered Grandma's secret recipe that your friends and family just rave about? Do you have the passion, desire and motivation to start your own food business at a local market? Join our Launching and Running a Hobby Food Business at Local Markets workshop series that explores storytelling, crafting a pitch, accessing funds, and other practical tools for early stage entrepreneurs. We guide you through a hands-on process of clarifying the business idea, finding the customers, evaluating the opportunities, calculating your cost of goods and laying the foundation for the business to thrive.

We will discuss resources that businesses can pursue, and platforms that you can leverage to catalyze you food-business for community good. This module is 4-weeks long and includes a speed-mentoring session on the last week.

This class is right for you if:

  • You want to know how to turn your favorite recipe/product into a marketable product

  • When it comes to a food business, you are:

    • Interested in starting up/in the beginning stages

    • Looking for information on the legal requirements

    • Wondering “what do I do next” as it relates to getting your product to market

    • Unsure if starting a food business is right for you

    • Looking for resources that are available to aid in starting

    • Unsure how to accurately cost your product and price it for retail

Programming designed by In The Business of Food & FoodLab Detroit

Workshop Schedule:
Wednesday, October 24 from 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday, October 31 from 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday, November 7 from 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday, November 14 from 6pm - 8pm

Registration begins in September! When registration opens, it will be announced on our Facebook and Eventbrite pages. Questions about our programming? Reach out to programs [at]



Grand River WorkPlace 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223



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