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The Carrot Project: Deepening Roots, Growing Success Business Training
January 28 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm$10
Attention Boston Urban Farmers & Food Processors!
The Carrot Project is excited to announce Deepening Roots, Growing Success, a business training program for start-up urban farmers and food processors in Boston! This training is for you if you are interested in starting or are already operating a Boston-based urban farming or locally-sourced food processing business.
— 1 Saturday Intensive crash introduction on January 28 from 8:30am-5:00
— 8 Monday evening sessions from January 30-March 20 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
The Saturday Intensive will help orient you to the burgeoning local urban agriculture and food processing scenes. During panel discussions and presentations, you will hear from local experts such as The Urban Farming Institute and Commonwealth Kitchen, as well as local business leaders, and become acquainted with resources to help you move forward in your business ideas and plans. Additionally, there will be a networking opportunity during lunch where representatives from The Carrot Project, The Urban Farming Institute, CommonWealth Kitchen, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Accion Food and Beverage Small Business Loan Program, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development for Small Businesses, LEAF, Conservation Law Foundation, The Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Social Justice, Julia Shanks Food Consulting, Green Beat, Boston Impact Initiative; Center for Economic Democracy; Boston Food Forest Coalition, Msaada Partners, The Best Bees Company, Agricture.com, Blue Planet Consulting, and others will be present to answer your questions!
The 8 Monday evening sessions will offer expert training from local business leaders and organizations that will help you develop the financial savvy you need to start and grow your business.
Topics covered include:
— Legal considerations to starting your own business
— Entity formation
— Understanding and using financial statements
— Preparing for financing: What lenders want to know
— The role of equity
— Creating & understanding financial projections
— Setting up useful financial management systems
— Practical tools for financial management
Cost of Training:
$50 for all 9 sessions, including Saturday Intensive
$10 for 1 session Saturday Intensive ONLY
$40 for 8 session Classroom Training Instruction
Hibernian Hall Ballroom & Conference Room, 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Please purchase your tickets for the event on this website. Find out more information and download the full program at http://thecarrotproject.org/programs/urban_agriculture