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Featured CourseFermentation and Pickling
If you're setting up your own artisan food business or planning to do so then this two-day food business start-up course is for you. Ideal for those wishing to explore or establish an artisan food business, this course provides all the guidance and resources you need.
Join Yvonne O’Donovan - the School’s Head of Business and Enterprise - as she guides you through an outline business plan using workshops, practical exercises and live examples. By the end of the course you will have a clear action plan which will map the route to a successful launch.
The flexible business model Yvonne has designed will be suitable for and deliver in any food sector, scale of ambition or geographic location, whether in the UK or overseas.
You will be encouraged to discuss your specific areas of interest and invited to share in the challenge of a new food venture.
There may be the opportunity to visit the Welbeck Farm Shop and other artisan food production businesses on the Estate (dependent on schedule and availability of businesses).
Refreshments will be available on arrival and throughout both days as well as an informal buffet lunch cooked by our fantastic team of chefs.
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12 is the maximum number of students on this course. We like to keep our group sizes small and personal to ensure you have one-to-one opportunities with Yvonne.
Who is this course for? This two-day course is ideal for those exploring options or who have specific questions about how to take their concept forward. It is equally relevant for those already trading and who have an outline plan in place. Together we test assumptions and see if they are achievable.
Do you expect participants to have made progress with their chosen ideas before attending the course? Participants can range from those with no idea to those already trading. Using the artisan food start-up toolkit you will turn desires into reality.
What would you expect participants to gain from the course? The course is not an academic overview of entrepreneurship. It is an intensive experiential two days with a focus on fast-tracking critical decisions in the initial phase of your food business. It is built on the experience and knowledge of Yvonne, who has worked with hundreds of businesses over many years. The course provides the foundation to build a viable business model in this dynamic and vibrant sector.
'It gave me a lot to think about and highlighted gaps in my ideas and potential problems. It has also given me enthusiasm to continue on my journey.'
'Yvonne has a lot of knowledge and experience in this area and the fact that she has so many real business examples to share, gave us all such a great practical insight as well as the theory.'
'It has given me a more coherent timeline and actions. Well worth it. What it also gave me was a connection with others in similar positions, helping to contextualise and step outside my own thoughts. Would I recommend this course? Absolutely.'
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