On-Demand Videos & Classes

These on-demand videos, made specifically for food entrepreneurs about the topics that are important to you, enable you to get the information you need on a schedule that works for you. Stop, start, and rewatch these videos at any time.

Creating The Business You’ve Always Envisioned

In this 32-minute on-demand video, we’ll talk through the steps you want to think through before you start drafting that business plan. This will be time well spent to help you create a type of business that actually leads to the type of life you want.
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The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Of Selling Online

Throw up a website and the world is your oyster, right? Unfortunately it’s not quite that simple. In this 28-minute on-demand video, we take a look at the components to consider when it comes to selling your food products online.
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Developing A Competitive Analysis

A short 10-minute on-demand video outlining what type of information you need to know about your competitors in order to best position your business for success.
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Choosing Your Business Name

What’s in a name? Turns out, quite a bit! In this 12-minute video we talk through the considerations you should take into account when deciding on a name for your business.
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Getting Your Financial House In Order

Like it or not, your personal finances do play a very large role in your life as an entrepreneur no matter if you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for many years. In this 15-minute on-demand video we cover those things from your personal financials that may impact your business plans so you can tackle them now, before they become a problem.
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Planning For A Successful Farmers’ Market Season

In this 40-minute on-demand video, we look at what you need to know – from operational logistics to marketing – to help you have your most successful farmers’ market season ever.
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Setting Business Goals

Your goals are the roadmap for your business. In this 30-minute on-demand video we walk through the steps on how to set smart, measurable goals that will make a difference in your business.
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Managing Production
Managing production to ensure you have enough product and not too much waste is an integral part of food entrepreneurship. This 13-minute video covers some of the key points when it comes to production to help get you on your way in as smooth and orderly a fashion as possible.
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Home Made: How To Start A Home-Based Food Business 

This 3+hour online on-demand course covers all aspects of starting and running a home-based food business from understanding the regulations you might face to business and marketing strategy.  Created on the Udemy platform and available for $89, this course is yours forever to watch, re-watch, rewind, revisit as much as needed.  The course also comes with downloadable worksheets to help you through the planning phases.   Check out the 2 minute promotion video about the course by clicking here and, when you’re ready, click here to sign up.

 

paycheckIn-Person Classes

If you are in the Seattle area or planning a trip to the Emerald City, join an in-person food business course at North Seattle College.  These non-credit, one day courses are offered several times a year and we cover the specifics of starting a food business, including required permits for Washington food businesses, how to plan for success, and how to avoid costly mistakes.