Webinar Series – Cooking Up Success

Recipe for Growing Place-Based Food Businesses

Co-hosted by CAMEO and NALCAB

For many new business owners, food entrepreneurship means family-sustaining wages. Add a dash of passion, need, and economic security and what you have is a recipe for building wealth in Latino and immigrant communities. 

The ecosystem in which a business operates has an enormous influence on its success. Join us as we explore the five Cs of a strong Local Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Coaching, Capital, Connections, Climate, and Culture.

This webinar series is food for thought on how to support emerging entrepreneurs and transform the entrepreneurial environment for Latino and immigrant families engaged in neighborhood-based small business activity. The ultimate goal is to ensure our food entrepreneurs are successful and communities are sustainable.

WEBINAR 1
Lifecycle of Food Businesses: Start with a Seed

Thursday, January 23, 2020
12:00 pm (PST)
Do clients come to you with their grandmother’s mole recipe and want to develop a business around it?  For many Latino and immigrant families, small business development has an outsized financial and cultural importance, often making up a critical element of household income and providing an opportunity to express identity.

Where do they start?  What is their growth trajectory? What are the different paths a food business can take? Join us as we talk to coaching experts who will share best practices and strategies to help people start their food businesses.
WEBINAR 2
Growing Your Clients’ Food Businesses

Thursday, February 6, 2020
12:00 pm (PST)
For growth, businesses need capital. Latino and immigrant entrepreneurs face well-documented barriers in accessing capital from mainstream banks, and non-profit CDFI business lenders play a critical role in meeting their capital needs.
 
Join us for a look at some of the resources available that can help food businesses grow and find markets and learn more about the critical connection between capital and place-based sustainability.
WEBINAR 3
Ensuring a Fertile Regulatory Environment for Food Business

Thursday, February 20, 2020
12:00 pm (PST)
Latino and immigrant small business owners are critically important contributors to local economies. The viability of small businesses is connected to the vibrancy of the neighborhood where the small businesses are located. 

When it comes to food-based businesses, policy, laws and regulations play a BIG role. Local policies on everything from community investments, zoning and land use, licensing and permitting and more, create the climate that can either support or hinder small business economic growth.

Join us to find out what can advocates and governments can do to ease the burden on food entrepreneurs and foster start-ups and growth.

Thanks to NALCAB for co-hosting