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Food Biz 101

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday, Mar 13, 8:30-10:30am

at Albemarle County Administration Building, Room 246

An introduction to industry-specific factors to be considered when launching any type of food business as well as best practices for successfully operating an existing food business:  QSR or FSR dining; food truck; caterer; specialty food product manufacturing; bakery; farmer’s market booth; etc.


The always informative and popular VirginiaSBDC speaker, Marc Willson will cover a variety of topics related to the unique aspects of food businesses, including:

  • What makes a good Food-preneur?
  • Rules & regulations to be aware of and resources for the details you must follow
  • Production descriptions:  menu design, label design, required and optional nutritional information
  • Location, location, location:  what are the options and the implications of each
  • Financial norms – COGS; wholesale & retail pricing; appropriate allocations of Operating Profits into labor costs, various operating expenses, and targeted profits
  • Hiring and managing the stereotypical people drawn to employment in food businesses
  • Methods for educating and attracting “new customers”
  • Food business most effective promotional activities

Date: Friday, March 13, 2015

Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am


Registration closed for this event.

Call (434) 979-5610