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November 2020

Media Readiness: Selling Your Best Self

November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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The spotlight is on. The applause has finished. The camera is rolling. You are live, either on TV or in front of a large crowd. The nerves are real, and the stakes are high.   During this talk, Melissa Harris, the CEO and founder of M. Harris & Co. and a former Chicago Tribune business columnist, will provide introductory media training on how to talk on live TV or in front of a large audience. Live TV is the toughest…

Starting A Food Business

November 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$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…

Hatchery November Networking Event: The Future of The Restaurant Industry

November 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$15

Capturing Taste: Food Photography Basics

November 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar IL United States
$20

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In this webinar, Isaiah will go behind-the-scenes of a professional photoshoot and discuss what makes a good photograph and how to create images that fit a brand’s identity. He will also discuss photography for packaging, ad campaigns and creating your own images for social media. About the Presenter:    Isaiah Jay is a photographer and cinematographer who for over 15 years has focused on bonding his on-location expertise with the work he does in the studio. Throughout his career, Isaiah…

Accounting & Finance for Startups

November 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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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…

December 2020

Building The Why: Story Branding Fundamentals

December 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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In this seminar, I'll present the fundamentals of the Storybranding framework and cover how start-ups can work on creating clear and simple messaging to their target audiences. In addition, I will cover how you can differentiate yourself through design and content. Takeaways from the class: Storybranding 101 Branding fundamentals Addressing the "why" of your business Value of content and design as it relates to growth About the presenter: Neal serves as the Managing Partner and Chief Strategist at Theydo, a…

The Hatchery Chicago’s Annual Holiday Fundraiser

December 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$50

Save the Date! Join us virtually on December 10 at 5:00 PM for The Hatchery Chicago's Annual Holiday Fundraiser! This year's theme is Arts & Crafts: How Food and Art Will Shape Our Future.  Experience a multi-sensorial, digital event like no other as we explore the power of food & art. From product innovation to packaging design and the future of retail, we will hear from food and beverage leaders and local entrepreneurs on how brands continue to find new ways…

January 2021

Starting A Food Business

January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$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…

The Neuroscience of Empathy for Entrepreneurs

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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Empathy is a critical skill that everyone needs more of these days, especially leaders who wish to lead, inspire, get results. Research conducted by Businessolver shows that 82% of CEOs agreed that an empathetic workplace has a positive impact on business performance, motivating workers, and increasing productivity.  What is empathy, and how can you strengthen your empathy muscles?  Empathy is often misunderstood and confused with sympathy, or “being nice,” but empathy is really just “the ability to demonstrate you recognize the situation of…

Hatchery January Networking Event: A Taste of 2021 with Datassential, IRi, and Mintel

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$15

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Join us for our first virtual #HatcheryNetworking event of the new year!!  Our monthly Hatchery Networking events are a great way to meet entrepreneurs and other members of our community and dig into the big topics impacting the food and beverage industry.  This month, we are exploring all the trends to come in 2021! We are excited to host our friends at from Datassential, IRi, and Mintel, who will translate their data into trend predictions and actionable insights you can use in…

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