Michigan Good Food Fund designs workshops and events for entrepreneurs across Michigan’s food system, from farm to fork. Find upcoming opportunities and resources from past trainings below.
WHEN: August 30, 5pm
WHERE: Start Garden, 40 Pearl Street, Grand Rapids
We’re looking for food or farm businesses that help bring healthy, affordable food to Michigan communities, include racial diversity in the ownership and/or employment of their businesses, and are environmentally conscious.
If you think your business is a fit, submit your idea on Start Garden’s website between July 27 and August 22.
Five applicants will be selected to pitch in front of a live audience at the August 5×5 event and one person will have the chance to win $5,000.
Grow will provide the top five with free access to Initiate Prosperity, an online learning platform for entrepreneurs, with resources to support everything from social media strategy to financial analysis to hiring.APPLY HERE
- Loan Preparation for New and Beginning Farmers
Interested in applying for a loan for your farm business, but not sure where to start? Watch recordings from our series to get the tools you need to approach a lender. You will hear from three lenders (GreenStone Farm Credit, USDA-Farm Service Agency, and Northern Initiatives) on what is needed to apply for a loan, alternate types of financing, types of loans available, and more.
- Peer-to-Peer Sessions: Sharing Food Business Solutions
Learn from your peers! Michigan Good Food Fund invites you to watch our peer-to-peer sessions, each focused on different sectors of food business: Healthy Products, Restaurant and Food Service, and Small Farmers.
- Strategies and Tips for Sustaining Businesses
Webinar resources | JPG Resources’ Strategies for Success
The rapidly changing environment resulting from the coronavirus means that product makers need to respond quickly to sustain their businesses and meet customer needs. In this webinar, industry experts at JPG Resources share strategies and tips for sustaining your business in this economic down turn.
- Looking at Cash Flow During Novel Coronavirus
Webinar slides and resources
Economic impacts from the recent novel coronavirus requires small businesses to pivot. This webinar will provide you with strategies for assessing your immediate cash flow situation and addressing upcoming challenges for the short, medium, and long term.