Starting a Licensed Food Business sessions

Starting a Licensed Food Business training will help you understand how to turn your food business idea into a successful commercial reality.

Starting a Licensed Food Business training will help you understand how to turn your food business idea into a successful commercial reality.

Michigan State University Extension and MSU Product Center will conduct a food business planning classes Oct. 19 in Niles, Michigan.

The two-hour session will deal with basic food processing, regulatory requirements, business development resources, and related topics. The program targets individuals who are interested in starting a licensed, commercial food business.

The MSU Product Center helps aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses to develop and launch new product and service ideas into food, agriculture and natural resources markets. A state-wide network of Innovation Counselors is available to counsel individuals interested in starting related business ventures. Last year, the MSU Product Center assisted 687 clients from business concept to sales.

The Niles session will be held 3:00-5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Niles Entrepreneur & Culinary Incubator (NECI) 219 North 4th Street/2nd Floor, Niles, MI 49120. There is a $25.00 fee. Make checks payable to Niles Main Street and mail to 333 N 2nd Street Suite 303, Niles, MI 49120. To register online visit, uncoverniles.com/donate and enter “MSU Seminar Registration” in the notes section of the “contribute another amount here” area. The deadline is Oct. 15, 2016. For more information, call NECI at 269-687-4332.

NECI, a program of Niles Main Street, is designed to help local entrepreneurs start and grow food businesses.

For information on marketing, managing or starting a food, agriculture, bioeconomy and natural resources business, contact the Michigan State University Product Center website or call or 517-432-8750.

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