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FaBscaler Series Kickoff: Scaling Your Food & Beverage Business (FaB Event)
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FaBscaler Series Kickoff: Scaling Your Food & Beverage Business (FaB Event)

 Export to Your Calendar 7/11/2019
When: Thursday, July 11
8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Milwaukee Brewing Co. - Venue 42
1130 N. 9th St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53233
United States
Contact: Val Ratz

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Members: $75
Non-Members: $110
Includes one-day program, continental breakfast,
lunch, and Summer Social admission.



Any non-member food or beverage company with 10 or fewer full-time equivalent employees who attends may deduct their event fee from their first year of membership if they join within 45 days of attending.


You have a food or beverage business and want to grow. What's next?

You've had your food or beverage maker business going for awhile, selling at farmers markets, co-ops, and online. Now you'd like to know what it will take to move from a certified shared-use kitchen to a co-packer or even your own facility.

At this one-day program, you'll be introduced to capacity-building business and financial models and outlets that can support a scaling food or beverage manufacturing business. By the end of this program, you should have a good sense of what it's going to take to scale your business and how to tap the resources available to you.

Additionally, we will be reviewing the application process and timing for our 2019-2020 FaBcap Accelerator Program.

Looking for an opportunity to simply decompress with fellow industry professionals and leaders? Enjoying a cold glass of brew by Milwaukee Brewing Co. and some appetizers sounds pretty FaBulous. After the main event, stick around for our Summer Social - included in the price of admission! We’re at the new digs of the Milwaukee Brewing Co. at their special event space – Venue 42 – in the heart of the Milwaukee Bucks Deer District. There is no formal agenda so no need to rush - simply arrive, check in, and enjoy a complimentary MKE brew, some bites, and great company.



 
  • Early stage, 2-5+ year food and beverage businesses looking to profitably scale and grow their businesses

  • Companies planning on applying for FaBcap 4 (2019-2020), our business and finance accelerator
     
  • Food and beverage industry stakeholders wanting to gain insight and influence to best practices for early stage food or beverage businesses

  • Entrepreneurs that are considering starting a food or beverage business, that want to gain a head start on what it will take to build a profitable food or beverage business
This event is geared toward food and beverage manufacturers, not restaurant owners.


  
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM  ARRIVAL
Networking and continental breakfast.

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM  WELCOME
  • Welcome by Shelley Jurewicz, Executive Director of FaB Wisconsin
  • The Day at a Glance by Brad Rostowfske, Director of Industry Growth of FaB Wisconsin

9:15 AM - 12:30 PM  BEST PRACTICE PRESENTATIONS
9:15 – 9:40 AM  Marketing: Maximizing Brand, Product Line(s) and Net Margin
9:40 – 9:45 AM  Transition
9:45 – 10:10 AM  Operations: Delivering Best Quality, Lowest Cost within Food Safety Requirements
10:10 – 10:15 AM  Transition
10:15 – 10:40 AM  Sales: Maximizing Distribution, Customer Profitability, and Relationships
10:40 – 10:45 AM  Transition
10:45 – 11:10 AM  Accounting/Financing: Developing Reliable Accounting Procedures and Financial Tracking 
11:10 – 11:15 AM  Transition
11:15 – 11:40 AM  Legal: Making Sure Your Legal House is in Order
11:40 – 11:45 AM  Transition
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM  Organizational Management: Developing a High-Performance Organization
12:10 – 12:15 PM  Transition
12:15 – 12:45 PM  Executive Leadership: Building a Credible Leadership Team and Advisory Board of Directors

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM  LUNCH & NETWORKING

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM  DEEPER DIVES
Welcome back to our deeper dive breakout sessions, introduced by Brad Rostowfske. Seven total small group subject matter deep dives with speakers. Coming solo? Take in up to five breakout rotations. Coming with your right hand or co-owner? Take in all seven. This is your opportunity to ask questions specific to your business.

1:40 PM – 2:10 PM  FIRST ROUND
  • Marketing: Maximizing Brand, Product Line(s) and Net Margin
  • Operations: Delivering Best Quality, Lowest Cost within Food Safety Requirements
  • Sales: Maximizing Distribution, Customer Profitability, and Relationships
  • Accounting/Financing: Developing Reliable Accounting Procedures and Financial Tracking 
  • Legal: Making Sure Your Legal House is in Order
  • Organizational Management: Developing a High-Performance Organization
  • Executive Leadership: Building a Credible Leadership Team and Advisory Board of Directors
2:10 PM - 2:20 PM  ROTATION BREAK

2:20 PM – 2:50 PM  SECOND ROUND

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM  ROTATION BREAK

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM  THIRD ROUND

3:30 PM – 3:40 PM  ROTATION BREAK

3:40 PM – 4:10 PM  FOURTH ROUND

4:10 PM – 4:30 PM  ABOUT FaBCAP 4

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM  SUMMER SOCIAL
Appetizers and complimentary Milwaukee Brewing Co. brew. This Summer Social is included in your Scaler event fee. Learn more here.

 







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