Workshop: planning for success in your good food business


This year, Food Forward is expanding our Food Entrepreneur Training Program to offer a series of workshops to provide budding entrepreneurs with practical training, lessons, and education in different aspects of starting and running a good food business. Future workshops will focus on different aspects of planning, including financing, marketing, product development, and regulations.

Our first workshop of the year in partnership with the Sustainability Network and sponsored by The Big Carrot, will offer an introduction to developing a business plan by David Alexander from the Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre who facilitates award-winning business training. This will be followed by facilitated discussions and problem solving with other start-up food businesses, with time for meeting and connecting

If you're thinking of starting a small business, or you're off the ground running and want to do some planning & get some ideas, this workshop is for you. It's especially suitable for food business ideas that focus on healthy, culturally diverse, local sustainable food, or social development. 

You will leave with:

- an understanding of the aspects needed to develop a business plan

- resources and readings on starting your business

- connections to opportuntities for business planning, and food business experience of several kinds

- networking opportunities to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and foster potential business relationships

- Food Forward membership for information on future events, promotion and collaboration opportunities

Time: 6:30-9:00PM, Monday, March 4

Location: Whole Connector Room (first floor), CSI Spadina, 215 Spadina Avenue

Registration: Cost is $25. 

$5 for Supporting Members/monthly contributors

To register, please fill out the online form HERE and make your payment by paypal or mailing a cheque. You may also inquire at or calling Darcy at 416-459-9975.

Snack to be provided.