Due to an influx of new business builder scholarship recipient clients (see below), we will not be accepting new clients until spring.
In the meantime, there are many steps you can take to develop your business idea: business classes and planning with the Small Business & Technology Development Center, food safety training with Kalamazoo County Department of Environmental Health, and working under Michigan's Cottage Foods Law.
From September 2013 - June 2014, seven scholarships of up to $8,000 will be available to people with food business ideas. Scholarship money will be used for kitchen rental and business incubation support services at the Can-Do Kitchen, business classes, ingredient and packaging materials, food safety licensing, graphic design and marketing, insurance, and promotional support. Scholarship recipients will become Can-Do Kitchen incubator clients, which helps entrepreneurs with business and financial planning, food industry connections, and business support.
Call (269)492-0261 or email Lucy@fairfoodmatters for more information. We are currently in the process of selecting the final three recipients.
Please call Sheena or Lucy at 269-492-0261 or email us for more information. The Can-Do Kitchen is located at 511 Harrison St, in the People's Food Co-op building.