Prepare Your Business For Success in 2016

Are you in the pre-planning stage of starting a food business, or have an established business whose growth you want to kick-start?

Partners for Growth Advisory Services ( and Foundtree Product Design ( are pleased to present an Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop in the beautiful and pristine Kootenay Region of BC. Held in Nelson, BC on Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday April 13th at Community Futures of Central Kootenay, this workshop is an invaluable opportunity for you to invest in yourself and build a solid foundation for success.

By participating in this workshop, you will become well versed in the business planning process, market access and analysis, product development, financial planning and management, quality assurance, labeling and packaging, production economics and logistics. Not only will you build-out or refresh your business plan, it’s a great opportunity to get insight from and network with other agri-food companies.

Rita Kim of Partners for Growth Advisory Services is a strategic growth specialist who empowers entrepreneurs that want to have a healthy, sustainable financial foundation move into a growth phase. Rita’s track record speaks for itself – from helping start-ups prepare strong business packages to access capital, to existing businesses successfully manage financial transitions, acquisitions and mergers, and making key decisions that impact the bottom line, she is an asset to the food industry. As an accredited facilitator, Rita has developed and delivered over 100 workshops and seminars on ‘understanding finance for business’ and ‘how to get financing’. Using her 20+ years of lending experience and streamlined approach, Rita provides structured financial solutions for growing companies from start-up to succession.

Sylvia Caldwell of Foundtree Product Design is the creator of the Food Business Accelerator Program that helps small, micro and start-up food businesses that are struggling to go from concept to commercialization develop market-ready products. Her profound understanding of food processing stems from her education in Food Science from the University if Guelph, where she completed both a Bachelors and Masters degree. With over 15+ years of industry experience, she has served in many industry roles, from quality assurance to research, marketing, sales, product development, food safety and regulatory compliance. Sylvia is a Food Processing Human Resources Council approved facilitator, passionate about helping clients mitigate risk and advancing the food industry. She is excited to share her skills with entrepreneurs like you.

Cost: $105 (includes GST)

We hope to see you at the workshop! Please feel free to share this with anyone you feel may benefit from this. We truly appreciate your support (and a huge thank you to those who have already shared it).

Please feel free to reach out to us with your questions.

Sylvia & Rita


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