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April 2019

Starting a Food Business

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

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Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. The Hatchery's cornerstone curriculum course will help you launch a successful food and beverage company. Learn all about the food entrepreneurship space as well as required licensing, certification, financing, and branding. Each attendee will receive our Starting a Food Business checklist, taking you through each license and certification you need to consider, so you'll get started on the right track. An experienced business attorney will also cover the many…

Garfield Park Neighborhood Market at The Hatchery

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Free

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No ticket needed to attend as a guest! This is an open event. Join local community entrepreneurs and members of The Hatchery Chicago for the indoor Garfield Park Neighborhood Market at The Hatchery this Spring! Shop products from the entrepreneurial community of the West Side and support the Garfield Park Garden Network. The first indoor market in February hosted thirty vendors, 80% of which were based on the West Side! The Garfield Park Neighborhood Market, which began on the vacant…

Accounting & Finance for Start-Ups

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

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In this introductory course, we will take a look at the basics of accounting, financial statements and financial analyses - specifically as it relates to food & beverage companies. We'll go through accounting methodology for important aspects of the business, as well as key KPI's to track as you grow. Time and again, incredible companies with amazing visions are unable to scale because they lack a good handle on their finances. Don't let this happen to you! Let's take a…

SOLD OUT – The Hatchery Chicago Grand Opening Event: Explore the Future of Food

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$75

With months of construction finally behind us, we're looking ahead to the future. Join us for a special experiential evening exploring the future of food. Drink innovative cocktails, enjoy an array of unique dishes made right here in The Hatchery's private kitchens by our resident entrepreneur chefs, and sample innovative CPG products from Hatchery entrepreneurs and trendsetters from around the country. Somewhere between digging into a crispy whitefish kimchi po' boy, making your own functional foods trail mix, and eating…

Winning on Amazon: Strategy, Sales & Optimization

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

Join us for a comprehensive session on Amazon strategy! Beekeeper Marketing is an experienced and savvy team of online marketing and management professionals with a passion for helping consumables companies succeed in a crowded online marketplace. Products on White Photography will present a brief overview of product photography for the Amazon platform. Hatchery partner UPS will discuss fulfillment strategy. About the presenters: Beekeeper Marketing Beekeeper has been around since Amazon first started selling consumables online. Over the years, their relationships with Amazon have…

May 2019

Develop Your Value Proposition Workshop

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

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Do you know your customer? What problem is your offering solving for them? Why would they purchase from you and not from your competitors? A guided workshop will help you master your Value Proposition through better understanding of your customer, competitive and market environments, and design an offering that your customers actually want to buy.  The workshop will also cover market research techniques on a shoestring, which will help you not only with the initial Value Proposition development, but also…

Trademarks, Trade Secrets, & Copyrights: Protecting Special Features of Your Food Business

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

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Have you come up with a creative name, slogan, or logo but don’t know how to protect it? Or are you not quite sure what gives a trademark strength? What are trade secrets? How can you use them to make your food business more successful? What steps must you take to protect a trade secret? Are there any aspects of your food business that are protectable by copyright? Cheryl Balough, an intellectual property attorney, will review trademark basics, give you…

Garfield Park Neighborhood Market – May

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Free

Join local community entrepreneurs and members of The Hatchery Chicago for the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market at The Hatchery this Spring! Shop products from the entrepreneurial community of the West Side and support the Garfield Park Garden Network. This event is free and open to the public.

Your Logo’s Great, But How’s Your BRAND?

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

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When you hear the word "brand", what comes to mind? Is it a logo, a color, a name? The most impactful and successful brands consider elements far outside this basic scope. In this seminar, we'll pull back the curtain to look at what the big brands know about activating loyal customers. Discover how to fully capitalize on your brand and how you can effectively communicate your brand identity to customers, buyers, and investors by using crafty and affordable methods. Attendees…

Starting a Food Business

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

This icon denotes an event or class that is free for West Side residents. Please click on the event listing for registration instructions and to learn more.

Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. The Hatchery's cornerstone curriculum course will help you launch a successful food and beverage company. Learn all about the food entrepreneurship space as well as required licensing, certification, financing, and branding. Each attendee will receive our Starting a Food Business checklist, taking you through each license and certification you need to consider, so you'll get started on the right track. An experienced business attorney will also cover the many…

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