FoodLab Chicago Curriculum

Workshops & Expert Panels


With FoodLab Chicago’s pivot to COVID-19 Rapid Response, Rapid Recovery and Resiliency Planning we are very excited to present the below following curriculum.

(Cohort participants only, not open to the public)

Monday April 27th, Expert panel of bankers and funders

Accessing  emergency funds, banking relationships

+ Current available  grant and loan programs

+ Building banking relationships

+ Cohort Orientation and introductions

Monday May 4th, workshop

Strategic planning, SWOT Analysis

+ Step-by-step process to help your determine the state of your business

Monday May 18th, workshop

Cash management, PPP

+ How to use cash flow forecasting

Monday June 1st, workshop

Mitigating Risks and Staying Safe

+ Operational Best Practice in the COVID environment

Monday June 15th, workshop

Protecting your team

+ Adapting policies to take care of the team

Monday June 29th, expert panel

Adapting Business models

+ Pivoting your business in the COVID environment

July 6th, workshop

The pricing process

+ Consider pricing strategies

July 20th, workshop

Taking your business online

+ Building a digital presence

Aug 3rd, workshop

Guiding your mission

+ The what, how and the who of your business statement

August 17th , workshop

Creating a brand

+ Brand components

August 31st , workshop

Financial Management

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