Entrepreneurs who want to start a small food business in their own kitchen are invited to get start-up advice at networking events from Jan. 23 to April 3.

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration details are noted below.

At the events, participants can learn about:

  • rules and regulation
  • marketing
  • keeping records
  • financing
  • product testing
  • packaging
  • required labels

Bi-monthly discussion group
This month, we will be discussing cooperatives. Learn about the formation of the first-ever Cottage Food Cooperative, what a cooperative is and how to join! No registration is required. The next meeting will be Wednesday, March 8 at the Lake City Branch and will focus on marketing.

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

Six-week workshop
After completing the workshop series, individuals who qualify will be able to take advantage of free, one-on-one business consulting with a Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship business advisor. Online registration is required.

6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 27 to April 3 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518.

These event series are co-sponsored by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship at Pinchot University.