From understanding the basics of starting a food business to individualized step-by-step assistance to the marketplace, the Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program is the place to begin. Since 1989, this nationally recognized program has been helping entrepreneurs, from throughout the country, achieve their dream of starting a food business.
As a new or potential food entrepreneur, it is often difficult to find an accurate source for the information necessary to successfully launch a business in the food industry.Ensuring a food product survives and prospers in a highly competitive marketplace requires informed decisions, careful planning and precise execution.
The Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program is the source for assistance through all phases of establishing a food business - from developing a product formulation and process through introduction to the market.
This unique and comprehensive program begins with a one-day seminar, "Recipe to Reality", offered on many dates and locations throughout the year. The seminar provides entrepreneurs with a basic understanding of the issues crucial to deciding to start a food business. For information on upcoming seminar dates and locations, click here.
Following the seminar, affordable, confidential services are available to those participants who decide to launch their own food business. In "Product to Profit" our team of experts will help you navigate every step of the way by providing comprehensive assistance tailored to your specific business venture. Assistance includes business development, product development, labeling and regulatory compliance, processing facility location, product pricing, promotional material development. All services can be provided long distance meaning you never need to come to our location to receive our comprehensive business assistance.
If you are already in business, with a desire to grow, the Food Processing Center provides customized assistance in all areas of market analysis, product development, business growth and long term planning. Visit our website for detailed information (fpc.unl.edu) Our team will meet with you to discuss your specific goals and how we can assist you in realizing your dreams.