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Mastering Customer Connections Through CRMs

Make City 320 N Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
$10

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems are databases used to unlock access to crucial data, automate daily tasks for improved workflow, and enhance customer experiences. Learn how to leverage CRMs to foster strong customer relationships, improve operational efficiency, and gain a competitive advantage in the market.  About the Speakers:  Ehi Aimiuwu, a staunch advocate for inclusive […]

Starting a Food Business

The Hatchery Chicago - HYBRID 135 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
$40

Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. Join Natalie Shmulik of The Hatchery and Cheryl Balough of Balough Law Offices to go through a food business checklist and make sure you structure your business correctly from the start. This class covers required licensing, certification, financing, and branding.  This event is free for residents of the West Side communities. Connect […]

Maximizing Impact: Strategies for Markets, Fairs, and Trade Shows

The Hatchery Chicago 135 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
$10

Market season is officially here! Join us for a networking event tailored for entrepreneurs and professionals seeking to excel in farmer’s and artisan markets as well as consumer facing events. Hear important deadlines and application requirements while learning from experts and seasoned entrepreneurs on ways to optimize booth setup, engage effectively with prospects, and convert leads […]

Pricing Your Product for Success

The Hatchery Chicago 135 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
$10

About the Event:  McKinsey & Company reports that improving your pricing by just 1% can result in an over 8% increase in operating profits, proving that pricing decisions can significantly influence your bottom line.  This session dives into strategies essential for profitability and competitiveness. It emphasizes the crucial role of the Cost of Goods Sold […]

Optimize Your Menu with Grubhub & Sysco

The Hatchery Chicago 135 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
$10

Food service is a notoriously low margin business, but research indicates that restaurants optimizing their menus witness an average sales increase of 16%. Join us for this collaborative session with experts from Grubhub and Sysco, outlining strategies for ingredient procurement, pricing, menu development, multifaceted product usage, and tools to elevate your restaurant’s profitability in the […]

Brand Positioning

Make City 320 N Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
$10

About this Event:  In today's dynamic market environment, effectively positioning your brand is essential for standing out amidst competition and resonating with your target audience.  From defining your unique value proposition to understanding consumer perceptions, we'll explore the key elements necessary for creating a distinctive brand and where it fits in best in a sea […]

Sales Channel Growth & Management

The Hatchery Chicago 135 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
$10

Sales channel management is essential for sustainable growth and a competitive advantage. Learn from industry expert, Kelly Behr, on how to identify the right sales channels for your brand and how to drive products off shelves with a strong promotional plan and selling tool kit. This class will explore various sales channels, tips for working […]

Label Claims: Legal and Regulatory Overview

The Hatchery Chicago 135 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
$10

As more consumers and competitors carefully examine packaging, new FDA regulations are emerging to ensure that the claims businesses make are accurate. Join specialist attorneys from ArentFox Schiff to learn about the language needed to ensure your food or beverage product meets FDA regulation requirements, satisfies customer inquiries, and prevents detrimental expenses.  About the Speakers:  […]

Starting a Food Business

The Hatchery Chicago - HYBRID 135 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
$40

Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. Join Natalie Shmulik of The Hatchery and Cheryl Balough of Balough Law Offices to go through a food business checklist and make sure you structure your business correctly from the start. This class covers required licensing, certification, financing, and branding.  This event is free for residents of the West Side communities. Connect […]

Retail Success: 3 Steps to Growing Your Emerging Brand

The Hatchery Chicago 135 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
$10

Brands that implement a comprehensive retail strategy can significantly boost their profitability. Join industry veteran Noelle Wagner to discover essential strategies for entering the retail space, with key steps to progress and address common challenges faced by emerging brands.  About the Speaker:  Noelle Wagner is grocery retail expert with over 20 years of experience in […]

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