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2 Day Food Business Planning Workshop: Kelowna

February 20| 12:00 pm - February 21| 7:30 pm EST

Providing tools to start, grow, or improve your food processing business. Topics include business planning, marketing, operations, and more.

F or start-up and small-scale food processors planning to grow, and farmers developing value-added products.


  • B usiness Planning: Crafting a plan that works from start to finish.
  • M arketing & Sales: Identify, research, and target a niche to maximize sales.
  • P roduct Development: Scaling up recipes for commercial production and develop new products to meet customers needs.
  • Quality Management: Streamlining operations to make a safe and consistent product.
  • Packaging & Labels: Balancing attractive design with food protection and regulatory standards.


  • P roduction Economics: Gauging the cost of production, operations, and co-packing.
  • F inancial Management: Understanding financial statements and make confident decisions.
  • Logistics: Basics of procurement, receiving, storage, shipping, and timing.
  • Resources & Support: Resources and networking opportunities in your region.

I ncludes: Comprehensive 8 module planning binders, a document library, including regulatory and operational templates supplied courtesy of the SSFPA, and Farm Food Drink business plan templates, and worksheets. Lunch, snacks, and beverages are provided.

P resenter

GREG MCLAREN: Chief Strategist, Farm Food Drink

G reg has over 30 years of experience in business manageent, marketing, and sales operations, and the teaching of these processes. He specializes in marketing, business development, and workshops for farm, food, and drink businesses and organizations.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.


February 20| 12:00 pm EST
February 21| 7:30 pm EST


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#106 - 2648 Kyle Rd, Kelowna, V1Z 2N1
Kelowna, V1Z 2N1 CA
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