Stages of Growth

Seed Stage (Startup)

Laying the groundwork is fundamental to sowing seeds of success.

Through our 1-day classes and 2-day workshops you’ll learn the many facets of the food industry and build on your understanding of a solid business plan.

If you need more, you can take your business to the next level with one-to-one meetings where each session is tailored to meet your needs.

  • One-Day Workshop
  • Two-Day Workshop
  • Coaching Sessions

Sprout Stage (Emerging)

You’re established as a local favourite!

Consumers find you at farmers markets and local events. Retailers are accepting your product, — if not today, soon.

You’re doing your own distribution. And you’ve piqued your consumers and retailers’ interest in a long-term supply.

Product cost is top of mind. A plan for greater distribution is needed.
Now’s the time to consider a coaching grant to support your next move.

  • Two-Day Workshop
  • One-to-One Coaching
  • Grant Program
  • Retail Connections Program

Growth Stage (Expansion)

Distribution and sales have picked up. But elements are holding you back.

Your challenges are specific to your product, operation, distribution, sales.

This is the time to talk to the right people – those who have launched food products, secured financing for business and have built and operated food manufacturing plants.

You need access to industry expertise and financing.

  • One-to-One Coaching
  • Grant Program
  • Advisory Board