Food Business Conference

Date: 
Thu, 04/11/2013
Location: 
Governor James G. Martin Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
Details: 

Conference East:
Thursday, April 11, 2013, Governor James G. Martin Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2013

Conference West:
Friday, April 19, 2013, Burnsville Town Center (Yancey County), Burnsville, NC
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2013

Cost:
$45/person for registrations received by March 15, 2013
$50/person for registration received after March 15, 2013

Who should attend?
• Food business owners looking to expand operations and markets
• Food business owners looking for new approaches to reaching customers
• Food business owners seeking a better understanding of the “business side” of their operations

Registration Form

Registration Fee:
$45/person – if postmarked by March 14, 2013
$50/person – postmarked March 15, 2013 and later

Schedule: 

Conference Agenda

8:30 – 9:00: Breakfast & Networking

9:00 – 10:00: Demystifying your Financial Statements – A look at the information your financial statements tell you about the health and growth of your business

10:00 – 10:30: Getting a Loan – What lenders are looking for on your loan application and who is lending to small business

10:30 – 10:45: Break & Networking

10:45 – 11:45: Environmental Sampling – A look at how to develop a sampling program that reduces your risk of contamination and helps you prepare for the proposed FSMA regulations

11:45 – 12:30: Lunch & Networking

12:30 – 1:30: Environmental Sampling, con’t.

1:30 – 1:45: Break & Networking

1:45 – 2:45: The Changing Faces of Your Customers – Demographic trends and market changes that you need to know to help your business grow

2:45 – 3:45: Building a Business on the Web – Find out what it takes to reach customers with a web-based business

3:45 – 4:00: Wrap-Up & Evaluations