Food Business Start and Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

Food Business and Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

  • Time

    10:00 - 17:00 

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Tutor

    Yvonne O'Donovan

Artisan food and drink is fast-growing and exciting sector which is evolving constantly. As increasing numbers of customers seek food and drink produced with provenance and integrity there has never been a better time to transform your business idea into reality.

The demand for artisan food and drink is growing. This unique four-day workshop has been designed to support aspiring food producers at the point of launching a business or those producers who have started operating.

As a multi award-winning education provider with a reputation for training aspiring food producers, The School of Artisan Food - along with tutor Yvonne O’Donovan - has developed a unique series of engaging and dynamic workshops, practical exercises and evidence-based case studies to create a specialist four-day course.

Head of Business and Enterprise at The School of Artisan Food, experienced coach and mentor Yvonne O’Donovan, has a deep understanding of small business start-ups having worked with a broad range of community, culture and agriculture projects as well as having established her own food, music and education companies.

With her expert guidance, Yvonne will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and drive to get your idea off the ground.

Whether you are a career changer, an early retired or an aspiring starter, whatever your age, responsibilities and background, irrespective of the scale of your ambition, this course will take you on the exciting journey to commercial sustainability.

This unique four-day course will support you to develop your ideas whatever stage you are at in your career. Perhaps you have just a spark of a business idea, a hobby that you’d like to transform into something more, or perhaps you are already trading.

The School of Artisan Food is committed to inspiring and training a new generation of food and drink producers. Ever since The School opened in 2009 it has been dedicated to delivering business and entrepreneurship training.

For more than ten years Advanced Diploma and Foundation Degree students have been receiving engaging and sector specific business classes in order enrich and enhance their practical skills

Many of The School of Artisan Food’s graduates have established successful and award-winning bakeries, butchers’ shops, charcuterie businesses, dairies, chocolatiers, community led food initiatives as well as a wide range of micro-food businesses.

This course explores five core areas which act as building blocks for you to developing a successful food start-up business, which are:

  • You and Your Business
  • The Marketplace
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • The Busines Plan

What you will learn:

  • How to develop an idea and take your business concept forward
  • How to write an outline business and marketing plan, with consideration to finances
  • How to develop a clear action plan to launch your own artisan food business
  • How to build a viable business model.

Join a collective of like-minded food entrepreneurs of the future and work together to test your idea and kick start your artisan food enterprise. By the end of full course, you will have the essential tools to make your business happen.

The School of Artisan Food is nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest on The Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire, just a few minutes from the A1 and M1.