If you are a current CFM Vendor, please see our vendor facebook group page for the most recent updates and opportunities. If you are a vendor and have not been added to this group, please contact email@example.com
Community Farmers Markets and Food Well Alliance have again partnered to launch a Vendor Growth Program in 2017! This year-long program combines business development classes with mentoring services for small-scale farmers and food makers.
The Vendor Growth program couples monthly classes taught by subject matter experts with mentorship opportunities for program participants. Classes will include key capacity building subjects including tax preparation, marketing strategies, diversifying funding and inventory and record keeping, among other topics. The monthly classes are taped, providing attendees access to the important information after course completion. To complement the classroom learning, participants will have the opportunity to be paired with mentors, who will help them identify and navigate potential business challenges likely to arise in the next 12 months.
This strategic collaboration brings together Food Well Alliance’s mission to strengthen and grow Atlanta’s local food movement with Community Farmers Markets’ ability to provide technical capacity and skill-building to small-scale farmers and food makers. Both Community Farmers Markets and Food Well Alliance believe that productive and viable local food enterprises will not only have a positive impact on our city’s economy but will also build healthier, resilient communities.
CFM and Food Well Alliance are currently accepting applications for mentors and educators, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|April||POS tracking and Quickbooks Management|
|May||Employees- Hiring, Training, Retaining|
|May||Wholesaling Best Practices|
|June||Employees- HR and Taxes|
|July||Vendor Town Hall|
|August||Online Marketing Best Practices|
|September||Wholesaling & the Food Safety Modernization Act|
|October||Online Marketing Best Practices Pt. 2|
|November||POS Tracking & Quickbooks Management Pt. 2|
|January ‘18||Tax Prep|
|February ‘18||CFM Symposium|
*Information for vendors outside the CFM network about class attendance coming soon!
Hundreds of FREE webinars to support professional development can be found here.