The New Food Entrepreneur: Start & Run a Small Food Business (Hyde Park, NY)

Do you have a passion for food? Would you like to earn money doing what you love? With minimal start-up money, anyone can turn his or her dream into a part- or full-time business. Whether you have always envisioned yourself with a small food business, would like a second source of income, or seek to own a small business that fits your lifestyle, this class will guide you step-by-step through the entire process. You will learn how to implement market research; price, label, and package products; find wholesale and retail customers; set up a simple bookkeeping system; and begin the process of obtaining legal permits. You’ll leave class with a business plan and a checklist for moving ahead.

As a participant in this class, you will enjoy lunch and receive a copy of Start & Run a Home-Based Food Business to take home.

Please note: About a week prior to class, we’ll send you a business plan. Please complete the form and bring it to class with you, along with any product you may want us to evaluate.

About the instructor:
Mimi Shotland Fix, author of Start & Run a Home-Based Food Business and Home Baking for Profit, began a licensed home kitchen business in 1979. She has since owned and operated several successful retail bakeries, worked as head baker and pastry chef for multiple restaurants, was featured in Cooking Light magazine, developed products for corporate food companies, and tested ovens for a major appliance company. Later, she returned to school for an MA in writing and food studies. Ms. Fix owns a culinary consulting firm and teaches business and hands-on baking classes in several local colleges. Her website,, provides continued support for small food businesses.
No sections of this course are currently being offered.