READING, Pa. — Are you a food entrepreneur that has an idea for a product?

Penn State Extension’s Food for Profit is a one day, interactive workshop to help you work through the maze of local and state regulations, food safety issues, and marketing and business management viewpoints that must be considered in setting up a successful commercial food business.

The course will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Penn State Berks, 7009 Tulpehocken Road in Reading.

The workshop will take you step-by-step through the start-up entrepreneurial process. It will provide you with the information and skills to assess whether your idea has potential to become something that will sell at a profit.

Conducting a feasibility study, performing marketing research, and beginning to draft a business plan are a few of the concrete tools taught by certified instructors and business experts. By attending this class, you will learn how to evaluate the opportunities on paper before you look for funding or take action.

Cost is $79 per person and includes all course materials. Register at or call 877-345-0691.

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