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Business Foundations

How To Start A Food Business



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Date: 23 February 2024

Time: 9.30AM to 11.30AM

Location: Online (O)

Cost: 20.00

Duration: 2 Hours

About the Presenter

Dee Simich

Dee Simich is an experienced Business trainer and consultant whose focus is working with business owners to increase profits through language and communication. With a career starting as an Accountant to an unchartered journey in Sales, Dee has travelled and worked extensively in Australia and overseas. In New Zealand she helped one corporate organisation increase their sales revenue from $450,000 to over $5 million over a 3-year period. While in Perth, Dee has worked with Lorna Jane, Telstra, Astral Bricks, Home Base Expo, Mi:Skn and Upper Reach Winery. In the last 10 years Dee has qualified as a business trainer. This has sharpened her superpower of translating complex business concepts in a way that is easily understood using stories, case studies and personal experience.

About the Course

Please note: this event is run by the Small Business Development Corporation for small business owners in Western Australia only.

This workshop provides practical guidance to anyone who is considering starting a food-based business – whether it’s a simple market stall, a mobile food van or a commercial café/restaurant.

Key topics covered include regulations and licences required to start your business and how to comply with health and safety standards and local legislation. You will also be taken through how to work out the cost of setting up and running and how to conduct market research to test your business ideas.

This topic covers:
  • The benefits and challenges of being your own boss
  • Market research and pricing
  • Finding a suitable location
  • Low cost marketing opportunities
  • Choosing packaging and minimising wastage
  • Licensing and regulations

This workshop is for people who are planning to start a food business.

This workshop is offered at a reduced cost thanks to substantial funding from the Government of Western Australia.

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Western Australia

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2 Cantonment Street,
Fremantle WA 6160

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