Inquiry Form for Vermont Food Venture Center Consultations
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How did you hear about the Food Venture Center
Facebook or other social media
Other online source
Advertisements in regional magazines
Trade show or workshop
Newspaper or magazine article
Please briefly describe your product -- is it a snack, an entree, a preserve, a sauce? What are the primary ingredients?
What type of packaging does your product require
What type of processing equipment does your product require?
Food-safe storage vessels
Filler - dry products
Filler - wet products
What is your largest batch size to date?
In what stage of development is your business?
In early development
Safety-tested and ready to launch
How long have you been in business?
What do you anticipate for storage and receiving needs (check all that apply)?
Receiving or shipping service 2x per month or more
What professional food production experience do you have (check all that apply)?
6 months or more producing this product for sale
Food safety certification such as HACCP, ServSafe training, Better Process Control School
Managed or served as primary production for another food business
Worked in food service in some capacity
Where are you currently processing, if you are?
What are the primary reasons for your inquiry (check all that apply)?
Determine feasibility of this business or product
Food safety due diligence for my food product
Explore financial opportunities for growing the business
Discuss ways to source local food economically
Consider moving production to Food Venture Center
Seek feedback on pricing
Seek support for market research and development
Discuss comprehensive business planning
Do you expect this business to be your full-time job within 3 years?
Have you written a business plan?
Will you produce and market your product, as well as manage the business, yourself?
Yes, with a partner
No, I will hire production assistance
No I will hire marketing assistance
No we will have a full specialized staff
Have you done market research?
Have you secured financing to cover your start-up costs (brand development, equipment and packaging, distribution infrastructure) and operating expenses (ingredients and inventory, labeling materials, marketing expenses, production labor)?
Start-up costs only
Operating expenses only
Both start-up costs and operating expenses
Do you have a cash flow projection for:
Month-to-month for Year 1
Annual for first three or five years
Do you know your Cost-of-Goods-Sold?
How will you primarily sell your product?
Directly to consumers
Through wholesale accounts
50/50 wholesale and retail
Is your business organized? Check all that apply:
As a proprietorship or LLC
Employer Identification Number
Business owns physical assets
Business is insured
Product is insured
Are there any questions you want to ensure be addressed in a consultation?
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