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Food Biz Day Conference

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

insight education and marketplace

Food Biz Day is a daylong event focused on providing insight, education, and networking for food entrepreneurs. The day will be a combination of speakers, breakouts, and panel discussions followed by a food entrepreneur’s marketplace where newbies can table their products alongside more seasoned food business owners. The following is a breakdown of the days activities:

    • Food Entrepreneur Speaker will kick off the day with a high energy speaker addressing the importance of diversity in food entrepreneurship.
    • Breakout Sessions will focus on helping food entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses. Topics to include:
      • How to use market research to grow your business
      • Building a solid business plan
      • Understanding financials and knowing your margins
      • Navigating the permitting process
      • Introduction to lean manufacturing
      • Starting your catering business
      • Home-based food businesses
      • Packing and Labeling – tips and tricks from a graphic designer
      • How to source regional produce
      • What you need to know about food traceability and FSMA
      • Food Truck 101
      • Grocery buyers tell all: what they look for and what they need from you
    • Panel Discussion this year will focus on diversity in food entrepreneurship. Hear from a panel of entrepreneurs and leaders working to break down barriers and expand diversity in the food industry.
    • Mid-day Meal & Resource Fair
  • Food Entrepreneur Marketplace from 4:30-6pm will feature selected food business entrepreneurs with less than $50,000 in annual revenues the previous year get to table for FREE. Business with more than $50,000 annual revenues will pay $100 to secure a table alongside a ‘newbie.’ Food Biz Day attendees, the general public, food supporters, and regional grocery store buyers will get a chance to taste and buy products from some great regional food businesses.


March 7
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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1437 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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