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Starting Your Own Food Business

2022-08-30 18:00:00 2022-08-30 19:30:00 America/Chicago Starting Your Own Food Business Interested in launching your own food business? Learn what you need to know about industry regulations and kitchen requirements, pricing your products, building your brand, and more. Santori Library - N125/N126 Combo

Tuesday, August 30
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-08-30 18:00:00 2022-08-30 19:30:00 America/Chicago Starting Your Own Food Business Interested in launching your own food business? Learn what you need to know about industry regulations and kitchen requirements, pricing your products, building your brand, and more. Santori Library - N125/N126 Combo

Santori Library

N125/N126 Combo

Interested in launching your own food business? Learn what you need to know about industry regulations and kitchen requirements, pricing your products, building your brand, and more.

Do you have a special recipe for a food product and want to launch a business selling your products? There are a lot of things food entrepreneurs need to know about the food industry before getting started! Sybil Ege, CEO of The Business of Food, will help you understand how to start your business on the right foot and plan a path to run it successfully.

In this workshop, you will learn what you'll need to commercialize your favorite bakery, candy, or other food products while complying with cottage laws, kitchen requirements, and more.

Sybil will discuss: 

  • General Rules and Regulations for Small Businesses
  • Illinois Cottage Law for Home Kitchen Users
  • Commercial Kitchen Users
  • Retail vs. Wholesale
  • Selecting Distribution Channels
  • Pricing Products
  • Building Your Brand

You will also learn about The Business of Food, Sybil's kitchen incubator, and its food business curriculum.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Illinois SBDC at Waubonsee Community College and the Women’s Business Development Center.

SPEAKER BIO: Sybil Ege
Sybil Ege is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Business of Food, LLC, located in Sycamore, IL. She has extensive experience building businesses. Throughout her corporate career, she grew a company from 12 employees to over 850. She has served as a center director for the Illinois Small Business Development Center and a business coach at the Next Level Northwest business accelerator. Sybil's specialties are business planning, marketing, and franchising, but she mostly loves watching other entrepreneurs bloom into successful business owners.

Santori Library

Phone: 630-264-4117
Fax: 630-892-5648
Branch manager
Tom Spicer

Hours
Mon, Sep 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
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Wed, Sep 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 30 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 02 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

A state-of-the-art center for technology, information, literacy creativity and community. Equipped with a Makerspace, local history and genealogy room, teen space, and study rooms.

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