Starting a Licensed Food Business

Starting a Licensed Food Business training will help you understand how to turn your food business idea into a successful commercial reality.

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension and MSU Product Center Educators will conduct food business planning classes May 23 in Niles, Michigan in collaboration with Niles Main Street.

The two-hour session entitled, Starting a Licensed Food Business, will deal with basic food processing, regulatory requirements, business development resources, and related topics.  The program targets individuals interested in starting a licensed, commercial food business. 

The Niles session will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 15 at the Shelflife Community Bookstore 223 North 4th Street, Niles, MI 49120.   Niles Main Street operates the Niles Entrepreneurial & Culinary Incubator (NECI) which is designed to help local entrepreneurs start and grow food businesses.

The MSU Product Center helps aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses owners to develop and launch new product and service ideas into food, agriculture, bioenergy, and natural resources markets.  A state-wide network of Innovation Counselors offers free counseling to individuals interested in starting and expanding food- related business ventures.

The registration fee is $25.00.  Make checks payable to Niles Main Street and mail to 333 N 2nd Street Suite 303, Niles, MI 49120, or register on-line using the donate tab at Niles Main Street. At the web site, enter “MSU Seminar Registration” in the notes section of the “contribute another amount here” area.  The deadline is October 11, 2019.  For more information call NECI at 269-687-4332, or

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