Food Entrepreneur
Growth Summit

The Free Virtual Event for Food Business Owners

January 25, 2023 | Noon - 5:00 PM ET

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Let's make more in 2023.

We're calling it now — 2023 is going to be the best year yet for your food business. It's time to take things up a level. We want to help you make more money and spend less time on the things you don't want to do. Most of all, we want to help you grow your business. That's what the Food Entrepreneur Growth Summit is all about.

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Learn From the Experts

Meet the food business pros you'll hear from at the Summit.

Cydni N. Mitchell
CEO, Sugar Coin Academy

Will Betts
Retail and CPG Consultant; Former VP of Local Merchandising, Whole Foods

Emily Jacobs
Owner, Fancy Snacks Charcuterie

Brette Hawks
Business Coach, The Out of Home Baker

Laura Luk
Cookie Artist, Butterfly Bakes ATL

Leah Livingston
Owner, Yaya's Sweet Treats

Holly Figueroa O'Reilly
Owner, Marcenet Mercantile

Amanda McMonigle
Owner, The Whimsical Cookie

Deb Cantrell
Owner, Chef Deb Culinary Business Coaching and Marketing Agency

Lisa Gaub
Owner, Lisa Fay Bakes

Sarah Niesyty
Owner, Cookies by Sarah

Elizabeth Veltrie
Owner, Pour Some Sugar On It

Courtney Yopp Norris
Owner and Head Baker, The Pocket Bakery

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Take Your Business to the Next Level in 2023

Food business owners from across the U.S. joined us for an incredible event focused on growing their businesses.

Learn how to build confidence so you can make more money

Find out what it takes to get your products on store shelves

Learn how to grow your business with email marketing

Explore new ways to increase engagement and reach customers on Instagram

Hear from food entrepreneurs who have taken their businesses full-time

Find out how to sell more without spending more time in the kitchen

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The Food Entrepreneur Growth Summit was an incredible event. Want to re-watch a session, or catch up on the lives you missed? Sign up below to be notified when the recordings are available.

Food Entrepreneur Growth Summit Agenda

Want to know who's speaking and when? You're in the right place.
All times listed are in the Eastern time zone.

12:00 PM ET
Welcome & Food Entrepreneur Growth Summit Kick Off

12:15 PM ET
Why Selling Is So Much Fun!
Brette Hawks, The Out of Home Baker

1:00 PM ET
How Pivoting My Business Strategy Unlocked Growth
Courtney Yopp Norris, The Pocket Bakery

1:30 PM ET
Workshop: How to Build an Email Strategy That Sells in 30 Minutes
Cyd Mitchell, Sugar Coin Academy

2:00 PM ET
Workshop: How to Plan, Sell, and Host a Class
Emily Jacobs, Fancy Snack Charcuterie
Leah Livingston, Yaya's Sweet Treats

2:30 PM ET
Castiron Product Keynote
Mark Josephson, Castiron

2:45 PM ET
Panel: Strategies for Taking Your Food Business Full-Time
Sarah Niesyty, Cookies By Sarah
Holly Figueroa O'Reilly, Marcenet Mercantile
Elizabeth Veltrie, Pour Some Sugar On It

3:25 PM ET
Panel: How to Scale Your Business in 2023
Amanda McMonigle, The Whimsical Cookie
Deb Cantrell, Chef Deb Culinary Business Coaching and Marketing Agency
Lisa Gaub, Lisa Fay Bakes

4:00 PM ET
What to Know Before Putting Your Brand on Store Shelves
Will Betts, CPG Consultant and Former VP of Local Merchandising, Whole Foods

Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does it cost to attend?

The Food Entrepreneur Growth Summit is 100% free to attend. We welcome anyone who is currently running an independent food business to join us. All are welcome.

Who is this event for?

This event is aimed at food business owners who are currently running businesses, and who are ready to grow in 2023. But don't let that stop you from attending if you're just getting started on your business journey. You might just find the inspiration you've been looking for.

What if I can't attend the entire event?

Can't join us for the entire event? Don't worry! You're welcome to pop in and out of sessions throughout the summit.

Will this event be recorded?

The Food Entrepreneur Growth Summit will be recorded and distributed in the weeks following the event. Be sure to check your email after the event as recordings will be sent to all registrants.

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