Food for Profit

In this online course, small-scale food business entrepreneurs learn how to create a business using marketing, pricing, financing, and risk management tools.
Food for Profit - Online Courses
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Length of Access: 365 days
Sections: 9
Length: 4 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
Note: This course offers a certificate of completion.

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Food for Profit online is based on the highly successful face-to-face workshop. This asynchronous, self-paced course will provide you with the business planning tools necessary for creating and running a successful business.

Each lesson, which includes videos and readings, focuses on a different business plan component: food regulations, food safety, marketing, packaging, pricing, risk management, and financing. Using the Penn State Food Business Curriculum, entrepreneurs will build businesses that follow regulations, respond to market needs, and are profitable and sustainable in a changing marketplace.

There is a final quiz in this course. If you choose to take this quiz and pass with a 70 percent or better, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Who is this for?
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about creating a small-scale food business
  • Food business entrepreneurs
What will you learn?

You will learn how to:

  • Create a business plan
  • Follow regulations
  • Respond to market needs
  • Build a sustainable business in a changing marketplace


Food Safety and Nutrition Lead Instructor-FSPCA Human Foods-Preventative Controls Lead Instructor-FSPCA Animal Feeds-Preventative Controls Lead Instructor-FSMA Produce Safety Alliance Certified Instructor/Proctor for ServSafe, Retail Food Service

More by Richard Andrew Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN 

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