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May 18 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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What is the Food Business Lab?

Food Business Lab is 7 week business planning program with ongoing support that will change the course of your food startup. You will work with experienced coaches and facilitators to launch or grow your food business over the course of the class.

Who is the Food Business Lab™ for?

The Food Business Lab™ is for early-phase food and beverage entrepreneurs. This is defined as a range of businesses from those that are at the idea phase and have not yet started selling to those selling up to $5,000 per month in product. Food businesses can include value-added farm products, restaurants, food trucks, packaged food and value-added producers, artisanal beverages (including wine beer, mead, soda, and spirits), baked goods, pet treats, and more.

What: Hands-on exercises, learning tools, dialogue, access to seasoned entrepreneurs, accountability for completing a business case document and business case presentation, and building a peer network.

Why: Food Business Lab™ provides proven, practical business tools and builds confidence — you are the future of our local economy — and increases your chances for success significantly. Use Business Lab™ to build the vehicle to carry your idea, product, and dreams forward.

When: Seven class sessions over a seven-week period. Three hours of meeting time per class.

Where: The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, Keene, NH

Benefits of the Program

Food Business Lab™ for business is a collaborative program. You will work with the instructor and other participants to discuss your business and dive deeply into the components of your business. The instructor’s role is to help facilitate the discussion and offer insight, where helpful.

We also invite a number of community-based entrepreneurs to share their expertise and experience with either starting a business or supporting growing businesses. Guest speakers include business founders, service providers, working professionals, and all-around wise sages.

Food Business Lab™ offers an ideal setting for discovery, hands-on application of practical business tools, and the ability to clearly communicate the value of your product or service, and the benefits your business offers.

Clarity – You will leave knowing the answers to these questions:

  • Who is my target customer?
  • What value am I bringing to them?
  • Who are my critical partners in building this business? (hint: nobody builds a business in a vacuum)
  • What critical resources will I need?
  • How do I grow and scale my business?
  • How much cash do I really need to start and grow?
  • And more!


  • The network of fellow entrepreneurs will become your support system for years to come
  • You will have access to the network of business coaches at the Hannah Grimes Center


May 18
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship
25 Roxbury Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreurship
(603) 352-5063
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