How to Start a Food Business from Home
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How to Start a Food Business from Home

If your friends and family are raving about your recipes, you can't afford to miss this course.
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
11 students enrolled
Created by Andy LaPointe
Last updated 2/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 16 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will understand how to take your recipe from concept to kitchen to store shelf. This course focuses on providing a proven step-by-step system so you can start your very own food business.
  • You will learn how to price your products for maximum profitability in all five distribution channels.
  • You will better understand the laws that allow food entrepreneurs to create their recipes in their home kitchen. This course provides real-world examples and solutions so you can start your food business with confidence.
  • You will learn how to create a business plan and complete marketing strategy to create multi-streams of income for your food business.
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  • Students Must Have A Strong Desire to Start Their Own Food Business
  • A desire to share their great tasting recipes with the world
  • Not all states permit food entrepreneurs to make and sell recipes from their home kitchen. Even if you’re state doesn’t allow you to make recipes in your own home kitchen, you’ll learn three additional strategies to follow and start your very own food business fast.

You'll learn how to take your recipe from your kitchen to store shelves. It doesn't matter what type of recipe you have, you'll learn everything you need to know to share your recipes with the world. This step-by-step course will teach you strategies that are battle-tested and proven to work in the real world. You will also learn how to avoid the most common and some not-so-common mistakes, too. Mistakes, if you didn't learn them in this course, could cost you money and time.

The reason I know the information in this course works is these are the same strategies and techniques we use in my own food business on a daily basis. You see, my wife and I started our food company in 2001. We started in our home kitchen with a single product. Since then, our company has grown to include over three dozen recipes and our food products are distributed in 42 States in the United States and 5 countries across the globe.

In addition, my company has won 26 national food awards at America's largest and most competitive food competitions.

We are the #1 award winning super fruit company in America. We also have a number of photos of Hollywood celebrities with our products and several celebrity video and written testimonials about our products, too.

This course will cover everything from product creation, product marketing, label design, getting your products on store shelves, making money at street fairs and festivals, getting celebrity testimonials and more.

But most importantly, you will learn the same strategies we use in our own food business on a daily basis. The main focus of this course is providing proven strategies to get your products to market fast. No matter where you live you will learn strategies and techniques that will work in almost any market and location. 

The information in this course was created from real world experience. This is a result-orientated course walking you every step to start your very own food business.

If your friends and family are raving about your recipes and you want to learn how to take your product from concept to store shelves, this is the course for you. Sign up now!

Who is the target audience?
  • Those with a desire to start their own food business
  • Those who has a recipe family and friends rave about
  • Those interested in working from home and owning a part-time food business
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
Introduction - Steps to Getting Started
1 Lecture 04:56
The 4 Different Options to Start Your Food Business Fast
11 Lectures 28:58
You Produce Your Own Product in Your Own Kitchen

Examples of the Types of Food that Can be Produced in a Home Kitchen

Where Can You Sell Your Cottage Foods

Product Labeling for Cottage Foods

Overview of the Requirements for Listing Allergens on the Label

What are Maximum Annual Sales for Cottage Foods

Overview of the Additional Restrictions for Making Cottage Foods

Using a "Shared Kitchen" to Produce Your Recipe

Using a Co-Packer - Also Learn the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Co-Packer

Case Study: What You Need to Have Prior to Working with a Co-Packer

PL - You Don't Even Need a Recipe
How to Create a Comprehensive Business Plan for Your Business
7 Lectures 18:35
What is a Business Plan and Why You Need One

Description of Your Business Model and Target Market

What is Your USP?

What are Your Business Goals?

What is Your Marketing Plan?

What is Your Action Plan?

What is Your Profitability and Budget Forecast?
Setting up your Company to Best Protect You, Your Family and Your Company
2 Lectures 07:18
Selecting the Best Business Structure

Selecting the Right Accountant and Attorney
What is Your GMP?
1 Lecture 02:10
How to Create GMPs
Determine Your Profit and Your Expenses
2 Lectures 18:04
Calculating Food Business Related Expenses

Step-by-Step Guide to Determining the Most Profitable Prices for your Products
Getting Your Recipes Ready for Mass Production
1 Lecture 04:11
How to Standardize Your Recipes for Mass Production
Product Labeling and Label Design
1 Lecture 03:36
Product Labeling and Design
Creating Buzz About Your Recipes and Your Brand
4 Lectures 15:08
How to Prove Your Recipes are the Best

How to Add Sizzle to Your Brand

How to Get Instant Freeback from Hundreds of People in a Day - Fairs/tradshows

How to Manage Your Social Media Accounts for Maximum Profitability
1 Lecture 04:10
How to Streamline Your Social Media Efforts
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About the Instructor
Andy LaPointe
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56 Students
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Trainer, Educator and Consultant

Andy is a full-time lifestyle entrepreneur working out of his home office in a small town in Northern Michigan. He owns several online and offline businesses.

Prior to leaving the corporate world in 2009, he spent 15 years as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), mutual fund wholesaler and Series 7 stockbroker.

During his corporate days, he was responsible for training Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) on multi-generational wealth building and wealth preservation strategies in seven Midwestern states.

Since leaving the corporate world, Andy has focused his time on building a health and wellness business that his wife started. Since 2009, his products have won 26 national food awards and are distributed in 42 states in the United States and in five countries across the globe.

In addition, he is the author of 24 books on the subjects of personal development, small business consulting, entrepreneurship and wealth management. He has been quoted in numerous publications and websites including Bank of America, American Express Small Business and more. Andy is a frequent speaker and has spoken to audiences ranging in size from 5 to 1,500 participants.

He is a strong believer in giving back to the community and is involved in local volunteering and is very active in his local community.

His favorite quote is “Help as many other people get what they want and you'll be able to enjoy all life has to offer" Author Unknown