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your food business

FOOD BIZ CON

March 7th - 8th, 2024 | Independence, MO

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  • Food Biz Con
    Food Biz Con
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Mar 07
    Ennovation Center
    Mar 07, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
    Ennovation Center, 201 N Forest Ave #120, Independence, MO 64050, USA
    This free, two-day food business conference connects food entrepreneurs with education and business support organizations through workshops and networking opportunities that will equip you with the tools to start or strengthen your business.
  • Food Biz Con
    Food Biz Con
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Mar 08
    Ennovation Center
    Mar 08, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
    Ennovation Center, 201 N Forest Ave #120, Independence, MO 64050, USA
    This free, two-day food business conference connects food entrepreneurs with education and business support organizations through workshops and networking opportunities that will equip you with the tools to start or strengthen your business.
About

About the
Food Biz Con

8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

March 7th - 8th, 2024

201 North Forest Avenue, Independence, Missouri 64050

Whether you are currently growing a food business or have an amazing idea for one, you’ll find something valuable at the 2024 Food Business Conference on March 7th - 8th in downtown Independence, Missouri.

 

This free, two-day conference offers topics related to mobile food businesses, manufacturing, restaurants and agriculture. It also will connect food entrepreneurs with support organizations, coaches and information. A variety of sessions, workshops and networking opportunities will equip you with the tools to strengthen your business.

 

Whether you are currently open for business or still have a food business dream, we have what you need to learn, launch and level up your food business!

Resources

2024 Programs

Thursday, March 7th

Jill Silva, Kansas City's James Beard Award-Winning Food Editor & Writer

How to Successfully Launch Your Food Service Business

Look Before You Leap

Panel of Grocery Buyers & Outlets

How to Launch a Restaurant  (In Spanish)

Crafting a Winning Value Proposition

Food Truckers Panel

Developing an Effective Marketing Plan

Developing a Food Product - Productos de Alimentos (In Spanish)

Food Truck 16 Week Startup Guide

Food Product Businesses 101

How to Hire and Retain Great Employees Panel

Food Truck Panel (In Spanish)

Pricing Your Food Products

3 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Buying Meat Directly from a Farm

Essential Steps to Launching Your Food Truck (in Spanish)

Friday, March 8th

 

Shanita McAfee-Bryant, Founder/ Executive Director at The Prospect Urban Eatery

Branding Workshop

Legal Considerations for Food Businesses

Funding Options Panel

Operating a Food Processing Business in Missouri

Crafting a Winning Value Proposition

Food Truckers Panel

Developing an Effective Marketing Plan

Developing a Basic Business Plan

Tracking Money for Your Small Business

The Work-Life Balance Panel

 

Recorded 2023 Sessions

Funding Options

Panel of Grocery Buyers and Outlets

Pop-up Food Businesses

How to Hire and Retain Employees

How to Source Local Ingredients

The Work-Life Balance of Your Food Business

Sponsors

This conference is presented in partnership with the Ennovation Center, Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops, Kansas City Section of the Institute of Food Technology, Kansas Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, Kansas State University, Kansas State University–Olathe Campus, KCSourceLink, MCPL Culinary Center, MU Extension, North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, and Square One Small Business Services by MCPL.

 

This event is made possible in part by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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