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I-HOPE Women's Business Center

Hope 2 Dream Virtual: Restaurants & Catering Part 1

Mon 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Recipe for Sucess: Key Ingredients of Consideration in Starting a Food Business

Join us for this 1-hour session facilitated by Jim Johnson, USC Region SBDC Food Systems Specialist and Restaurant Owner for 7 years.

Concept Development:

  • Understanding the importance of a strong restaurant concept.
  • Crafting a compelling and memorable restaurant identity.
  • Exploring different types of restaurant concepts and their pros and cons.

Market Analysis and Feasibility:

  • Conducting market research to gauge demand and competition.
  • Evaluating the potential location and its impact on your concept.
  • Analyzing financial feasibility and creating a business plan.
  • Assessing the resources required and potential challenges to anticipate.

Legal and Operational Considerations:

  • Navigating the legal requirements and permits needed to start a restaurant.
  • Understanding the licenses, certifications, and health regulations.
  • Choosing the right business structure and securing funding options.
  • Creating a comprehensive operational plan, including staffing and supply chain.


This event is in collaboration with the Small Business Development Center.

Speaker(s): Jim Johnson

Co-Sponsor(s): Small Business Development Center

Fee: $ 15.00

Each session is $15.00 per person

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