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Blogging For Food

2:00 pm EST, February 13, 2014. Presented by Connie Hancock.

Presented by Jennifer Lewis, The Soup to Nuts Resource for Artisan Food Entrepreneurs 

Starting your own business is not an easy task especially if you are involved with the food industry – after much research it was evident there were few...

Crafting A Consistent Marketing Message!

2:00 pm EST, January 9, 2014. Presented by Connie Hancock, Glenn Muske.

Getting the attention of customers is harder today than ever before.  Learning how to craft a marketing message that draws customers to your website where the information you provide benefits them personally.  Crafting the message involves understanding landing...

Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business

2:00 pm EDT, October 10, 2013. Presented by .

Join presenters Marilyn Schlake and Carol Welte, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension as they review what business owners need to know about the new Affordable Healthcare Act. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) large employer (play or pay) mandate has been delayed...

Are You a Supermarket Vendor or a Super Market Vendor?

2:00 pm EDT, June 13, 2013. Presented by .

While marketing your products at a farmers market is a great way to sell direct to customers and garner instant feed back about your products, it does require you work at providing customers with the best shopping and purchasing experience possible, if you want repeat...

Tracking Sales to Learn What Customers Really Think

2:00 pm EDT, May 9, 2013. Presented by .

You have a great product! Your prices are right in line with the competition! Your quality is outstanding! So, what is the next step in direct marketing success? Well a good place to start is by learning who your customers are, what they think of your products and who is...

Food Safety for Farmers Market Vendors

2:00 pm EDT, April 11, 2013. Presented by .

Join Londa Nwadike, University of Vermont Extension Food Safety Specialist, for the first of a 3-part series on direct marketing.
Farmers Markets are a great venue for food producers and value-added processors to introduce their products to consumers, make sales,...

Pinterest for Your Business

2:00 pm EDT, March 14, 2013. Presented by .

Learn how to better utilize Pinterest for your business when you attend!

Just when you thought you’d gotten a handle on social media by getting on Facebook and maybe giving Twitter a try, along comes Pinterest. Pinterest is now the number three most-popular social...

Top 10 Trends and Cool Tools in Social Media

2:00 pm EST, February 14, 2013. Presented by .

Julie Fox joins us again this year for a popular session on what's new in social media. This fast moving session goes beyond the latest statistics to demonstrate what's working and show you how to benefit from the latest social media trends and tools.

Best Practices for Food Safety in Value-Added Foods

2:00 pm EST, December 13, 2012. Presented by .

Value-added food producers and processors of all sizes want to produce the safest food possible for customers and consumers. While not all food producers and processors are legally required to follow specific regulatory requirements due to their size of operation or the...

Using Social Networks to Build Local Economies

2:00 pm EST, November 8, 2012. Presented by .

Agriculture in its many forms is still a powerful economic force. Healthy agroecosystems, however, require a number of connections, or reconnections, of farms with: people and communities, economic opportunities, biodiversity, healthy soils. In particular, building local...

Establishing a Microenterprise Lending Program

2:00 pm EDT, October 11, 2012. Presented by .

For a microenterprise development program to be successful, there must be both access to capital and technical assistance. The presentation will be a "how to" on development of a micro-lending program that helps to level the playing field for entry into business ownership...

Retail Layout and Design for Horticultural Businesses

2:00 pm EDT, September 13, 2012. Presented by .

Whether you have an existing retail outlet or are contemplating one, it is important to know how consumers shop and what tangible and intangible cues encourage...or discourage them from walking through the store.

Learn strategies and techniques, ranging from wall...

Preparing to Transfer Your Family Enterprise: How, why, when and to WHOM?

2:00 pm EST, December 8, 2011. Presented by .

Business transitions are always difficult and when the business is a “family business”, the task is even harder. This webinar will examine what you need to think about and how and when to communicate transitions plans to family and employees.

The 1099 Economy

2:00 pm EST, November 10, 2011. Presented by .

This presentation will include a conversation regarding the increasing number of Americans who don't have a "regular job" but instead work on individual contracts with employers or customers.

You Are Here! Maps for Business

2:00 pm EST, March 10, 2011. Presented by .

Learn how to create and use interactive maps and geo-location tools to bring clientele to your doors. Many people are using their computers and handheld technology to make decisions about their next stop or purchase.

Entrepreneurs and Their Communities COP