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Entrepreneurial Training for Food Businesses

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Extension Education Center 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road Liberty, New York 12754

This training offers a step-by-step hands on approach for current or future food entrepreneurs for developing a business plan for your food business. It also offers pathways to funding and other support services to help new businesses get off the ground and existing businesses to improve and expand their operations.

The classes will cover: Small Business Basics; Market Analysis & Identifying your Target Customer; Business Structure - Taxes, Permitting, & Licensing; Developing your Marketing Plan & Low Cost Advertising; Credit Scores & Financing; and Writing your Business Plan.  There will also be a panel of local food businesses sharing their experiences.

Graduates of the training program may be eligible for low interest loans through the Sullivan County Division of Planning and Community Development.  Certain businesses may qualify for forgivable loans of up to 25%. 

Cost is $50 per person, which covers all eight classes! Registration required in advance by contacting Erica at or 845-292-6180, ext 118.

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$50/person for all 8 classes

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Erica Lynch

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(845) 292-6180 Ext. 118

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