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Food Business Consultant Training – 2/12-13 Livingston – 3/12-13 Ronan
February 12 - February 13
One event on March 12, 2019 at 12:00am
One event on February 15, 2019 at 12:00am
Food Business Consultant Training with Tera Johnson, Food Finance Institute
Level 1: Tuesday, February 12th and Wednesday, February 13th at Livingston Food Resource Center in Livingston, MT
This level provides an in-depth look at what food, beverage and value-added farm businesses need to do to optimize their business model and capital structure for profitability, including a discussion of current market trends, the basics of conducting market research, various business models in food, as well as in-depth case studies of optimization with one of the business models presented.
Level 2: Tuesday, March 12th and Wednesday, March 13th at Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center in Ronan, MT
These sessions build on Level 1 by helping participants navigate the process of raising appropriate debt, strategic investments and equity investments in food, beverage and value-added farm businesses, including a discussion of the legal, financial and governance prerequisites to and implications of raising equity. Level 2 also outlines a process of putting financial packages together to raise money, including case studies relating to specific funding requests for specific business models.
Training also explores acting as a “coach” to leverage the entrepreneur’s network and other resources to support the fund-raising process. This training is provided by the Food Finance Institute and presented by the Montana Food and Agriculture Development Network. Attendants at these sessions are eligible for a Certificate of Participation and are encouraged to become FFI Premier Consultants by working with the FFI Director.