October 23, 2014
I am incredibly excited to announce that Portland State University is launching a comprehensive 15-week course on ‘The Business of Artisan Food’ starting in 2015 that will cover, in-depth, all aspects of starting and growing a food business. Oh, and it’s being taught by yours truly! 🙂
This online certificate course will be taught through Portland State University’s Center for Executive and Professional Education, part of the School of Business Administration, starting winter term 2015.
The program follows a format similar to PSU’s popular Business of Craft Brewing certificate program, which has been stretched to capacity since it started three years ago. The four-course program will cover topics such as business licensing, health code requirements, food business finance, marketing strategies, sales, and distribution.
The first course is scheduled to begin Feb. 16. Each course is three or four weeks long. They can be taken individually or applied towards a certificate within a three-year limit. The courses are as follows:
- AF501: Mis en Place: Business Licensing, Health Code Requirements, and Getting Started
- AF502: Making Dough: Food Business Finance
- AF503: Whipping Up Sales: Sales & Distribution
- AF504: Come and Get It: Marketing Strategy For Artisan Food Businesses
I’d appreciate it if you’d share this information with anyone you know who may be thinking of starting up or looking for more insight on how to grow their food business in 2015. More information about the course can be found here and you are also welcome to contact me with any questions by emailing info (at) smallfoodbiz (dot) com.