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July 2021

Hatchery Summer Networking Event: Inside the Baking & Pastry Industry

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$15

Join us for our Summer virtual #HatcheryNetworking event. Our monthly Hatchery Networking events are a wonderful 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're exploring the vast baking and pastry industry!    About the panel:  Ellen King, Director of Baking Operations & Co-owner, Hewn Bread  Ellen King is the co-owner and Director of Baking Operations at Hewn. She is a classically trained chef…

August 2021

Starting A Food Business

August 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…

Marketing Strategy: Communicate Your Message Beyond Email, Social, or Ads

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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With so many different marketing channels to choose from, it’s hard to know what’s most effective for your brand. Melissa Harris, founder and CEO of M. Harris & Co marketing consultancy, shares how there’s more to marketing than social media, emails, and paid ads. This course will help you identify your target audience and what channels to put your efforts into.   About the Presenter:   Melissa Harris, Founder and CEO of M.Harris & Co began her career as a journalist, capping 15 years in…

Mariano’s Presents: Get Your Product Retail Ready

August 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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A retailer can scale your business from being loved locally to a household name. Join industry leaders from Mariano's to learn the step-by-step process of getting your product on the shelves of retailers. From research and development to pitching your product, these new learnings will help you conquer the challenges of retail before stepping foot in front of a buyer.    About the Presenter:  Amanda Puck, Director of Strategic Brand Development, Mariano’s     Amanda Puck is an established food authority who continues to challenge the conventional grocery…

Price Your Product to Make Money: Retail Pricing and P&L Strategy

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$20

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Setting your business up for success with the right financial plan is challenging. Glenn Backus of Revolution Brands will help set your product price correctly, highlight the most important lines of a P&L (profit and loss) statement, and illustrate the real-world expectations as your sales increase. Use this course to avoid the most common pitfalls for entrepreneurs.   This class will cover the following:   Price elasticity   Margin structures   Logistics costs and brokerage fees.   About the presenter:   Glenn Backus,…

Create an Effective Newsletter

August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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What makes an effective, impactful newsletter that people actually read? Jenn Bane, Creative Director of M. Harris & Co. shows you how to launch a successful newsletter for your small business or improve the one you already have. Building a mailing list Brainstorm newsletter content Get people to click and open About the Presenter: Jenn Bane was the first-ever hire at Cards Against Humanity, the top-selling, most-wished-for, and most-viewed toy or game on Amazon.com since 2011. She led the team…

September 2021

Inflation, Sourcing, and Financial Planning

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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Understanding how inflation affects your food business is important since price changes affect every part of a business. Join Laura Estes  and Karl Riley II of Fifth Third Bank and Bob Kassal of US Foods to learn the importance of your business’s future financial health. This class covers inflation, sourcing ingredients, and anticipating changes without losing profit.   About the Presenters:   Laura Estes is an Executive Director on the Fifth Third Financial Risk Management team. With over 20 years of experience in banking, Laura’s experience includes such big hitters as Federal Reserve…

Starting A Food Business

September 14 @ 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. Join Natalie Shmulik of The Hatchery and Cheryl Dancey 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. To register, email dani@thehatcherychicago.org. About the Presenters:  Natalie Shmulik is The Hatchery’s CEO and go-to resource for launching a successful food and beverage business. With…

Introduction to eCommerce and Shipping

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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Move your product from screen to doorstep by establishing an e-commerce strategy. Join Cheryl Dancey Balough of Balough Law Offices, Anna Maria Viti-Welch of The Viti Companies, and Tony Perrino of UPS to sell online successfully. This class covers digital promotion, e-commerce laws, shipping strategy, and protecting your business from the most common mistakes.  This class is presented in proud partnership with Groupon.  About the Presenters  Cheryl Dancey Balough is a principal of Balough Law Offices with over 10 years of legal experience. Cheryl helps businesses and individuals protect their…

Website Development and Digital Marketing Strategy

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Webinar IL United States + Google Map
$20

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Developing an approachable and user-friendly website is crucial for e-commerce success. Jon Schickedanz of The Alliance Lab and Daniela Bolzmann of MindfulGoods.co will give an overview of different e-commerce solutions and how to choose the right platform for online sales. This class will cover: Amazon coaching, branding, digital marketing strategies, and SEO basics.  This class is presented in proud partnership with Groupon. About the Presenters:    Jon Schickedanz is president and founder of The Alliance Labs. The Alliance Labs has been selling, managing, and producing…

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