Michigan Good Food Fund offers workshops aimed at growing the business acumen of good food enterprises. See below for our latest offerings and sign up for our updates to stay in the loop.
- Michigan Good Food Pitch Competition
Does your food business help bring healthy food to Michigan communities in an equitable way? We want to hear your pitch! The Michigan Good Food Fund wants to hear from good food, Michigan-based businesses during this year’s Making it in Michigan virtual event. Two businesses will be selected to pitch live and receive capital and resources to invest in their business. Apply by April 11.
- 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!
- Hey Michigan! Let’s Eat! Storytelling Training for Good Food Businesses
Michigan Good Food Fund, in partnership with the MSU Product Center and Entre-SLAM, created a virtual training opportunity for food businesses across Michigan to shape their food story and attract new customers by creating new videos highlighting their products.
- Argus Farm Stop Training: A New Approach to Selling Local Food
The Argus Farm Stop training team led an intensive training to 13 promising good food entrepreneurs across the state, sharing how businesses can adopt Argus’ approach to sell more local food
- Neighborhood Grocer Training: Bringing Fresh Food to Neighborhood Grocery Stores
Neighborhood grocery and corner stores have long been recognized for the huge role they play in the health and well-being of their communities. Michigan Good Food Fund designed a new training program to help neighborhood stores increase their healthy food inventory in a profitable way.
- 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.
- COVID-19 Business Resources | Workshops
During this time, Michigan Good Food Fund is providing a series of online business learning and networking events designed for good food entrepreneurs. The latest topics include: looking at cash flow during the novel coronavirus and tips and strategies for sustaining businesses.
- Business Assistance Workshops
Michigan Good Food Fund has offered periodic business assistance workshops, including a Battle Creek Boot Camp, Flint Boot Camp, Grand Rapids Boot Camp, Detroit Grocer Training, and Bodega Boot Camp.
See all Michigan Good Food Fund projects for more.