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How to launch a Cottage Foods Business~PART ONE

How to launch a Cottage Foods Business~PART ONE

Monday, October 5, 2020 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join chef Mani Niall for this two -part webinar course to jump start entrepreneurs on launching a Cottage Foods business. 


Dates are  Monday 10/05 and Monday 10/12. 

From creative decisions to legal requirements, this course covers topics you need to know to successfully initiate your home-based business. 
-What are Cottage Foods? A subset of artisan foods, local and regional by nature
-The legal requirements from permitting and licensing
-Define your Product, Goal Setting and Branding
-What to consider with packaging, sales and delivery
-Food trends and finding your market
-Create an online presence
-Promote and connect with buyers and customers
-Maximize your online and social media visibility with tips and insights from our team

Mani Niall is a chef, baker and entrepreneur, founder of two
successful bakery-cafes, former Executive Chef for national
wholesaler Just Desserts and author of four cookbooks.
As a hands-on food R&D chef, he has worked with everyone from start-ups entering the food field to creating bench samples for nationally known brands. Check out his website ( and follow him @manistestkitchen on Instagram.
Working on his second cookbook, Covered in Honey, led to a deep concern for bees and honey. He is a regular contributor to the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center.



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It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.


As concerns continue about coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re here to help you navigate available resources, answer your business questions and be a trusted partner for your business
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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation.