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March 2021

Starting A Food Business

March 9 @ 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…

Proud To Be WOB: Inspirational Women Leaders and Funding Strategies

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$35

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In honor of International Women’s Day, we are once again partnering with the Women’s Business Development Center to provide an afternoon filled with information and resources for female entrepreneurs! Join us and the Wonder Women of the Food and Beverage Industry for two important conversations, one focused on the successes and strategies of innovative female leaders in the food and beverage industry, and the other diving into the world of financing your startup.   Find the support you need while…

Proud To Be WOB: How To Become A Certified Woman Owned Business

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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In honor of International Women’s Day we are partnering with the Women’s Business Development Center to provide more information about becoming a certified Women Owned Business and the fantastic programs and initiatives available to female entrepreneurs.   During this webinar we will be learning directly from Cynthia Johnson, the Director of Established Business Services at WBDC on how to become a Certified Woman Owned Business. We will be discussing the types of certifications, long term strategies, application processes, and the organization’s…

Tax Topics: Reporting, Filing, & Entities for Your Startup

March 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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Tax season is right around the corner! As a small business owner, did you know your entity type can benefit you when it comes to filing? Based on your entity type there’s a 20% qualified business income deduction for those who are eligible! Don’t get bogged down and confused, get ahead!  In this workshop, EY will help you understand what you need to know about taxes. Topics to be discussed include entity formation, classification and tax implications of each entity…

Developing A Brand Strategy To Grow Your Business

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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Consumers are looking for brands they can trust and brands today are challenged to respond to newer needs and redefined meanings of trust, quality, and ‘essential’. This session will take Food and Drink CPG Entrepreneurs in concept or growth stage through the key building blocks to develop a brand and help them see the value in continuing to refine their brand. Attendees will see how strong branding can be leveraged to grow their business in today’s consumer-driven marketplace.   You…

The Five Best Practices for Social Media

March 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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What makes for a good Instagram post? How often should I post on Twitter? Wait — do I need to even be on Twitter? Creative director Jenn Bane will break down how to use social media for your small food business. This webinar will show you what to do and how to do it. Three things you'll leave with this webinar: 1. How to write a clean, concise post for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn 2. Never post without an…

Hatchery March Networking Event: Julie Smolyansky of Lifeway Foods

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$15

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Join us for our March virtual #HatcheryNetworking event! 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 in honor of International Women’s Day, our guest speaker this month is Julie Smolyansky of Lifeway Foods.     Julie Smolyansky became the youngest female CEO of a publicly held firm when she took over Lifeway Foods at the age of 27 in 2002. Since then, Julie has continued…

April 2021

Packaging Basics: Design Strategies

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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This is a topic to enter at any stage in your process in case there is something here you have not considered yet. Even if you think you have already finished your package design you can see opportunities to further expand and explore your brand in the future. Expect to learn different packaging design strategies directly from a package design specialist for standing out against your competition on shelf and online for now and the future. Some topics include Matrixes, Archetypes,…

Starting A Food Business

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

Enrolled in the Sprouts Program? Look for this icon designating participation requirements to complete your program.

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…

Brand Messaging: Setting the Tone for Your Business

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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A brand that matters is crisp — crisp enough to startle; is free of jargon; and has a why that rallies sales and allies. We won't tell you how to do this; you'll actually start building your brand messaging in this seminar.  During this webinar you’ll learn:   To create clear messaging   The right messaging to fit for your brand,   Most importantly, being jargon-free  About the Presenter:    Melissa Harris, founder and CEO , M.Harris & Co.  Melissa Harris began her…

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