Planning can help companies grow 30% faster. One study published in 2010 aggregated research on the business growth of 11,046 companies and found that planning improved business performance. Interestingly, this same study found that planning benefited existing companies even more than it benefited startup companies.
This training offers a step-by-step hands on approach for current or future food entrepreneurs for developing a business plan for your food business. It also offers pathways to funding and other support services to help new businesses get off the ground and existing businesses to improve and expand their operations. This program may be of particular benefit to businesses who often struggle to obtain traditional financing.
The classes will cover: Small Business Basics; Market Analysis & Identifying your Target Customer; Business Structure - Taxes, Permitting, & Licensing; Developing your Marketing Plan & Low Cost Advertising; Credit Scores & Financing; and Writing your Business Plan. There will also be a panel of local food businesses sharing their experiences.
Graduates of the training program may be eligible for low interest loans through the Sullivan County Division of Planning and Community Development. Certain businesses may qualify for forgivable loans of up to 25%.
Co-Sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture.
Contact the CCESC office to request any special accommodations.
$50 Per Person Covers All 8 Classes
Extension Education Center
64 Ferndale-Loomis Road
Liberty, New York 12754