WORKSHOPS

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.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Michigan, Let’s Eat! Storytelling Training for Your Food Business Pivot
    The Michigan Good Food Fund, MSU Product Center, and Entre-SLAM have joined forces to teach you how to tell your food story, then share the magic behind your food to inspire and hopefully spark new customers and earn new lifelong fans. Application period is now closed.
  • Michigan Cottage Food Law Online Training
    Are you considering starting a home based food business to earn extra income? This training program will cover the rules before you get underway. This course is presented by MSU Extension and costs $20. For more information or to register online, visit: https://bit.ly/MICottageFood.
  • Battle Creek Food Mixer
    Event dates to be announced soon | Record Box, 15 Carlyle St., Battle Creek | Learn more
    Are you a food business looking for answers on real estate, kitchen space, food processing, marketing or financing? Join local business support organizations for networking and conversation. This free event is presented by Battle Creek Unlimited and Michigan Good Food Fund. Registration is encouraged.

Past Workshops

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.

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 entreprenuers.

  • Webinar: Looking at Cash Flow During Novel Coronavirus (held April 3, 2020)
    Video recording | 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.
  • Webinar: Strategies and Tips for Sustaining Businesses (held March 27, 2020)
    Video recording | 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.

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.