Food entrepreneur need to be knowledgable across many diverse areas and finding the time to seek out the necessary information and trainings is time consuming. Our directory consolidates good practices, trainings and references on all aspects of innovation and the food supply chain allowing targeted knowledge development for you and your team.
Every market is unique and has different supports available from the government however there are principles and concepts that apply globally to food start-ups. Taking the time to review good practices and references at start-up will challenge your thinking and will help you to develop a solid forward thinking strategy. Our directory includes a consolidation of references for start-ups from around the world and many valuable resources on innovation
Dedicating time and the necessary skills up front to fully scope your ideas, requirements and the financial viability.
As resources are limited, it’s essential to maximise the use of talent. Design a structure that supports clear outputs and interfaces. Translate your business goals into clear priorities and actions, making sure that people know what is expected of them. To drive productivity and retain staff, hire people who identify with your vision and food values and create an environment where people can work to their full potential.
It is difficult to devote time to growing knowledge and skills during start-up. Even if its just one hour a week, make it a priority and dedicate time to targeted skills development. Online training allows you and your teams to train at a time and pace that suits you. Our directory has links to 120 free online food trainings and 50 online people skills trainings to support food industry skills development..
Map all new processes with the relevant stakeholders and apply “lean’ concepts to ensure efficiency. Check out my short training videos on some key process areas for food producers