Visit the Institutional Food Market Coalition website for information on local sourcing for large volume buyers and Wisconsin producers.
The key to any successful food production enterprise is a sound business plan. Whether your marketing goals are a farmer’s market, CSA, farm store, or other methods, it is vital to learn the best methods to determining if your product is likely to sell.
- “Start-up Resources” Handout
- “Funding Opportunities” Handout
- “Business Management” Handout
- “Networking Opportunities” Handout
- Fresh Market Enterprise Budgets
- Financing Healthy Food Options
- Healthy Food Financing Initiatives
Interested in starting a food business? Be sure to visit the UW Madison Food Safety & Health website for information on licensing requirements and other helpful information.
Got Moo-La? This resource was assembled by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Division of Agri-Business as a tool to help small businesses develop and grow their value-added business using money, information, and technical assistance from outside their organization.
The Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network (WEN) provides entrepreneurs with access to a statewide network of resources and expertise, identifies high-potential entrepreneurs and helps move their businesses forward, facilitates collaboration between entrepreneurs and between organizations that assist entrepreneurs, and helps create and grow minority-owned businesses.
Whether you want help with the skills of starting, running or growing a business, the UW-Madison’s Small Business Development Center is your business education resource. They teach seminars, answer telephone questions and perform one-on-one counseling for business owners in Dane, Columbia and Sauk counties.
Best Management Practices in Culinary Tourism fact sheet and resource links.