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Kent Food Business Grow and Thrive Accelerator

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Kent Food Business Grow and Thrive Accelerator is a structured mentor program with expert guidance & advice, perfect for any food business owner who wants to take their enterprise to the next level.

Participants create a strategy for growth by charting a path to future success with 3–5-year objectives working with their current financial statements, operating manuals, marketing materials, etc.

You will also identify issues and improve and diversify your business model and evaluate current operations to determine your path for growth. The course will conclude with pitch presentations, presented before a panel of business professionals, followed by a networking reception.

Although typically a paid course with a class fee of $299, these sessions are being offered for FREE thanks to funding from the City of Kent!

This opportunity is an immersive program with a cohort limited to 12 participants. The course includes an orientation plus 6 live in-person class sessions, spanning a total of 12 weeks. Note: Sessions 1 to 6 meet every 2 weeks.

Each participant can expect to budget 9-12 hours per session to ensure success in this class—this includes 3 hours of class time and 7-9 hours of “pre- & post- session work” outside of class.

These sessions will be held in-person at:

Kent Chamber of Commerce
524 W Meeker St, Ste 1
Kent, WA 98032

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact AmandaT@businessimpactnw.org 

*Priority will be given to businesses in the Kent Valley; however, all businesses are welcome to register. Spots will be filled based on availability.

Grow & Thrive Food Business Accelerator Sessions (10:00am-1:00pm):

  • Orientation (Feb 28)
  • Session One (Mar 6): Know Your Business: Strategic Assessment and Setting Goals
  • Session Two (Mar 20): Marketing & Sales
  • Session Three (Apr 3): Financial Management
  • Session Four (Apr 17): Resource Management: Operations
  • Session Five (May 1): Resource Management: Human Resources
  • Session Six (May 15): Pitch & Networking Reception

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact fbrc@businessimpactnw.org or call (206) 324-4330 x 155


February 28
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Kent Chamber of Commerce
524 W Meeker St Ste 1
Kent, WA 98032 United States
(253) 854-1770
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