Classes + Webinars

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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.



Small Food Business is proud to offer these upcoming free webinars for food business entrepreneurs. While taking part in the live webinar is always encouraged, we know you’re busy so all webinars are recorded. Registered participants receive a copy of the recording so that you can watch the webinars at a time that’s convenient for you. Space is limited so please register in advance.


Upcoming Webinars:

Raising Capital With Kiva U.S.
Learn more about how Kiva U.S. works to provide 0% interest loans to small businesses to help finance their growth.
January 23, 2-3pPST
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Working Well In Incubator/Shared Kitchen Spaces
Alternatively titled, ‘Playing Well With Others,’ this webinar will share with you insights from kitchen managers about what they love and hate when it comes to working with food producers. Also included will be tips for managing conflict with other food producers, how to build community, and ideas on how you can maximize the time you’re paying for.
February 13, 10-10:45aPST
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What Is Your Desired Customer Experience?
In this webinar we’ll focus on the strategic steps you should take to determine what you want your customer to experience when interacting with your business and then how to help your business get to that point.
March 20, 10-10:45aPST
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Webinar Information & FAQs:

Unless otherwise noted, space is limited for these webinars and registration is required.  Readers who subscribe to the Small Food Business e-newsletter are given advance notice of upcoming webinars and invited to register first. We apologize in advance if a webinar you’re interested in has sold out.

What if that day/time doesn’t work for me?
Webinars will be recorded and made available for 30 days to anyone who has pre-registered. Unfortunately if you don’t pre-register we will not be able to give you access to the webinars after the fact.

How much will this cost me?
Webinars are free unless otherwise noted

What will I need for the webinar?
You will need a computer and internet access as well as a telephone as you will be provided with a conference call number to dial into. Telephone charges may apply based on your agreement with your personal telephone carrier.

I wish you’d do a webinar on….
Let me know if you have an idea for a webinar or if there’s a topic you’d like to see covered. Please email these comments/ideas to info (at) smallfoodbiz (dot) com with ‘Webinar Suggestion’ in the subject line.