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Partnership to Host Workshop for Home-Based Food Businesses

August 12, 2021

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Aug. 12, 2021) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership is hosting a Home-Based Food Business Workshop on Sept. 14 and 21. This two-part series will focus on how small business owners can grow their home-based food business. Each session will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in-person at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St., Ste. 100 in Des Moines.

The Sept. 14 session is on All Things Business. Presentations will focus on state licensing, goal setting, time management, business insurance and financial considerations. The Sept. 21 session is on All Things Marketing. Presentations will focus on digital marketing, social media marketing, interactive food photography, local sourcing and a business-to-business panel.

“I often consult with people who are trying to turn their baking hobby into a small business, and understanding the ins and outs of how to start and run a business as well as the requirements to sell food prepared in your own home can be a challenge,” said Christina Moffatt, Director of Small Business Development at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “These sessions will help talented bakers turn their passion into a business.”

Holly Hintz with Prairie Rose Desserts and Chelsea Smith with Bread By Chelsea B are helping coordinate the event. Registration is limited to 30 seats, and the deadline to register is Sept. 7. Learn more and register for the Home-Based Food Business Workshop Session 1 and Session 2.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.