Introduction to Business Readiness

There are many business supports that small scale food processors could benefit from. In this section, there is introductory material for those considering starting and scaling a food processing business. This does not take the place of a full course or the benefits available from consultants. Rather, this section provides you with material that introduces you to some key concerns, concepts, and tools that you will need to understand as you prepare yourself for starting your business. Over time, several tools that are in the process of development will be uploaded to this section so please check it out from time to time. A small scale food processing business is certainly similar to other small businesses, but because of the regulations and the intricacies of the food system, there is an extra layer of understanding and preparation that is needed to ensure that a business can thrive. Canadians need more regionally produced good food. So, as well as all the business supports we offer, we wish you good luck and be proud of your good food product!

Industry Overview

Structuring your business, planning for viability, and the journey of a successful small scale food processor.

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Financing Readiness

Lending, investment, and how to secure funding.

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Business Planning

Recipe testing, scaling, and inventory tracking.

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