Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Food Business Licensing Requirements & Costs

You've got a great food product to sell, now what?

Geared towards producers of value-added food products (baked goods, jams, jellies, fermented foods, candy, dressings, sauces, etc).

Learn about the licenses and permits you'll need to get your food business going and get an idea of the expenses you'll incur before you even set foot into a commercial kitchen. Will you need a food processor's license or are you eligible for a cottage food permit?  You will also hear about Goosefoot's plans to develop a professionally equipped, shared incubator commercial kitchen on South Whidbey, geared towards food product businesses and caterers.

Led by Marian Myszkowski, Director of Programs, Goosefoot

Admission is free; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to register. Thank you! Sponsored by Goosefoot.

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

How to Start a Business

Increase your chances of starting a successful business. In this workshop you will learn how to write a business plan for success and receive an overview of critical things to consider before you ever apply for a business license, such as:

  • Where is the business going?
  • What’s the “heart” of the business?
  • Do you have customers?
  • How can you finance your new business?
  • How do you keep track of your income and expenses?

And more…

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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Sep
25
1:00 PM13:00

Marketing 101

Increase the effectiveness of your marketing by laying out a plan with goals, a schedule, and measures of success. In this workshop, you will learn why having a marketing plan is important, and why you should stay on track to save money and be more effective.

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Analytics: What are they and what to do with them

How can you know what you’re doing well if you don’t ask the question? Analytics are a way to track the success of your online efforts. Some sites, like Facebook, Instagram, Squarespace, and Wix have built-in analytic tools. Google Analytics and other tools can help you track your efforts across multiple channels.

In this workshop, we will go over what to measure and why, what analytics mean, how to use the numbers, and setting reasonable goals.

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot. Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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Oct
9
1:00 PM13:00

Websites & Ecommerce

Websites are a necessity for many businesses, but most small business owners shy away because of the cost and the technological skill. With all the tools and technology that exist today, websites have never been easier! We will go over the biggest website design tools, basic guidelines, and search engine ranking. After the first hour and a break, we will focus on ecommerce and selling your product on your own website or a third-party seller. Feel free to come to only one half or the other, depending on your business interest.

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Facebook for Business

Facebook is the largest social media site in the world. But how do you tap into that market to work for your business? Learn the basics of Facebook: What is a page and how do you set one up? How do you pick a good profile photo and cover photo? How do you make a post? Respond to messages? How do you get people engaged?

This workshop is meant for those who will use Facebook for businesses, non-profits, or other groups, not personal use. Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot. Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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Oct
16
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Food Business Licensing Requirements & Costs

You've got a great food product to sell, now what?

Geared towards producers of value-added food products (baked goods, jams, jellies, fermented foods, candy, dressings, sauces, etc).

Learn about the licenses and permits you'll need to get your food business going and get an idea of the expenses you'll incur before you even set foot into a commercial kitchen. Will you need a food processor's license or are you eligible for a cottage food permit?  You will also hear about Goosefoot's plans to develop a professionally equipped, shared incubator commercial kitchen on South Whidbey, geared towards food product businesses and caterers.

Led by Marian Myszkowski, Director of Programs, Goosefoot

Admission is free; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to register. Thank you! Sponsored by Goosefoot.

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Bookkeeping Basics

This workshop is designed for the entrepreneur with little or no experience in business accounting and is taught by local bookkeeper Jeanne Celeste. Gain a better understanding of financial statements such as balance sheet and income statements, as well as all of the other record keeping essentials to help you keep score on your business.

Admission is free; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to register. Thank you! Sponsored by Puget Sound Energy.

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Oct
23
1:00 PM13:00

Sessions with Sami

For those who have previously attended a Goosefoot workshop, we are now offering 30 minute scheduled sessions with our Education and Event Coordinator, Sami. Have 30 minutes of one-on-one time to go over anything we’ve covered in past workshops, or anything else you might be wondering! We’ll go at the pace that works for you, answer all your questions, and take a more individualized approach than can be offered in workshop settings.

Not open sessions—RSVP required! Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to secure your spot.

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Quickbooks for Small Business

Learn how to use QuickBooks for your small business accounting. Building on the previous workshop, Bookkeeping Basics,Jeanne Celeste will explain core software features like: how to create accounts, organize records, record transactions, reconcile accounts, and other skills you'll need to manage your small business.

Admission is free; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to register. Thank you! Sponsored by Goosefoot.

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Facebook for Business Advanced

Learn how to put Facebook to work for your business. Tabs with additional information, ads and promoted posts, optimizing your posts, using analytics, and more! This two-hour course will focus in on how businesses can get the most bang for their buck from Facebook.

Note: This workshop is for those who already have business page and want to maximize its use or who are adept at managing a personal page and want to expand into a page for their business.

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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Nov
6
1:00 PM13:00

How to Start a Business

Increase your chances of starting a successful business. In this workshop you will learn how to write a business plan for success and receive an overview of critical things to consider before you ever apply for a business license, such as:

  • Where is the business going?
  • What’s the “heart” of the business?
  • Do you have customers?
  • How can you finance your new business?
  • How do you keep track of your income and expenses?

And more…

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Food Business Licensing Requirements & Costs

You've got a great food product to sell, now what?

Geared towards producers of value-added food products (baked goods, jams, jellies, fermented foods, candy, dressings, sauces, etc).

Learn about the licenses and permits you'll need to get your food business going and get an idea of the expenses you'll incur before you even set foot into a commercial kitchen. Will you need a food processor's license or are you eligible for a cottage food permit?  You will also hear about Goosefoot's plans to develop a professionally equipped, shared incubator commercial kitchen on South Whidbey, geared towards food product businesses and caterers.

Led by Marian Myszkowski, Director of Programs, Goosefoot

Admission is free; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to register. Thank you! Sponsored by Goosefoot.

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Nov
13
1:00 PM13:00

Analytics: What they are and what to do with them

How can you know what you’re doing well if you don’t ask the question? Analytics are a way to track the success of your online efforts. Some sites, like Facebook, Instagram, Squarespace, and Wix have built-in analytic tools. Google Analytics and other tools can help you track your efforts across multiple channels.

In this workshop, we will go over what to measure and why, what analytics mean, how to use the numbers, and setting reasonable goals.

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot. Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Posters, Flyers, & Brochures Design

Learn design tips, tools, and resources to help you better design advertising documents for your business or events, including flyers, rack cards, post cards, brochures, and more! Get examples of what to do, and what not to do. Improve your public appeal for all visitors and customers.

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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Nov
27
1:00 PM13:00

Marketing 101

Increase the effectiveness of your marketing by laying out a plan with goals, a schedule, and measures of success. In this workshop, you will learn why having a marketing plan is important, and why you should stay on track to save money and be more effective.

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Sessions with Sami

For those who have previously attended a Goosefoot workshop, we are now offering 30 minute scheduled sessions with our Education and Event Coordinator, Sami. Have 30 minutes of one-on-one time to go over anything we’ve covered in past workshops, or anything else you might be wondering! We’ll go at the pace that works for you, answer all your questions, and take a more individualized approach than can be offered in workshop settings.

Not open sessions—RSVP required! Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to secure your spot.

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May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Food Business Licensing Requirements & Costs

You've got a great food product to sell, now what?

Geared towards producers of value-added food products (baked goods, jams, jellies, fermented foods, candy, dressings, sauces, etc).

Learn about the licenses and permits you'll need to get your food business going and get an idea of the expenses you'll incur before you even set foot into a commercial kitchen. Will you need a food processor's license or are you eligible for a cottage food permit?  You will also hear about Goosefoot's plans to develop a professionally equipped, shared incubator commercial kitchen on South Whidbey, geared towards food product businesses and caterers.

Admission is free; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to register. Thank you! Sponsored by Goosefoot.

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May
22
1:00 PM13:00

Websites & Ecommerce

Websites are a necessity for many businesses, but most small business owners shy away because of the cost and the technological skill. With all the tools and technology that exist today, websites have never been easier! We will go over the biggest website design tools, basic guidelines, and search engine ranking. After the first hour and a break, we will focus on ecommerce and selling your product on your own website or a third-party seller. Feel free to come to only one half or the other, depending on your business interest.

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Building a Marketing Plan

Increase the effectiveness of your marketing by laying out a plan with goals, a schedule, and measures of success. In this workshop, you will learn why having a marketing plan is important, and why you should stay on track to save money and be more effective. 

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246. Sponsored by Goosefoot.

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May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Sessions with Sami

For those who have previously attended a Goosefoot workshop, we are now offering 30 minute scheduled sessions with our Education and Event Coordinator, Sami. Have 30 minutes of one-on-one time to go over anything we’ve covered in past workshops, or anything else you might be wondering! We’ll go at the pace that works for you, answer all your questions, and take a more individualized approach than can be offered in workshop settings.

Not open sessions--RSVP required! Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to secure your spot.

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

How to Start a Business

Increase your chances of starting a successful business. In this workshop you will learn how to write a business plan for success and receive an overview of critical things to consider before you ever apply for a business license, such as:

Where is the business going?
What’s the “heart” of the business?
Do you have customers?
How can you finance your new business?
How do you keep track of your income and expenses?
And more…

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Sessions with Sami

For those who have previously attended a Goosefoot workshop, we are now offering 30 minute scheduled sessions with our Education and Event Coordinator, Sami. Have 30 minutes of one-on-one time to go over anything we’ve covered in past workshops, or anything else you might be wondering! We’ll go at the pace that works for you, answer all your questions, and take a more individualized approach than can be offered in workshop settings.

Not open sessions--RSVP required! Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to secure your spot.

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Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Food Business Licensing Requirements & Costs

You've got a great food product to sell, now what?

Geared towards producers of value-added food products (baked goods, jams, jellies, fermented foods, candy, dressings, sauces, etc).

Learn about the licenses and permits you'll need to get your food business going and get an idea of the expenses you'll incur before you even set foot into a commercial kitchen. Will you need a food processor's license or are you eligible for a cottage food permit?  You will also hear about Goosefoot's plans to develop a professionally equipped, shared incubator commercial kitchen on South Whidbey, geared towards food product businesses and caterers.

Admission is free; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to register. Thank you! Sponsored by Goosefoot.

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Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Building a Marketing Plan

Increase the effectiveness of your marketing by laying out a plan with goals, a schedule, and measures of success. In this workshop, you will learn why having a marketing plan is important, and why you should stay on track to save money and be more effective. 

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246. Sponsored by Goosefoot.

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Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

YouTube for Business

YouTube is the second largest social media site, and the second largest search engine. Yet only 9% of small businesses have a YouTube account. Learn how to use YouTube to boost your social media and marketing strategy, and interact with customers in a new and fun way! No need for expensive or specialized equipment.

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

View Event →
Apr
10
1:00 PM13:00

How to Start a Business

Increase your chances of starting a successful business. In this workshop you will learn how to write a business plan for success and receive an overview of critical things to consider before you ever apply for a business license, such as:

Where is the business going?
What’s the “heart” of the business?
Do you have customers?
How can you finance your new business?
How do you keep track of your income and expenses?
And more…

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

View Event →
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Food Business Licensing Requirements & Costs

You've got a great food product to sell, now what?

Geared towards producers of value-added food products (baked goods, jams, jellies, fermented foods, candy, dressings, sauces, etc).

Learn about the licenses and permits you'll need to get your food business going and get an idea of the expenses you'll incur before you even set foot into a commercial kitchen. Will you need a food processor's license or are you eligible for a cottage food permit?  You will also hear about Goosefoot's plans to develop a professionally equipped, shared incubator commercial kitchen on South Whidbey, geared towards food product businesses and caterers.

Admission is free; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to register. Thank you! Sponsored by Goosefoot.

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Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Sessions with Sami

For those who have previously attended a Goosefoot workshop, we are now offering 30 minute scheduled sessions with our Education and Event Coordinator, Sami. Have 30 minutes of one-on-one time to go over anything we’ve covered in past workshops, or anything else you might be wondering! We’ll go at the pace that works for you, answer all your questions, and take a more individualized approach than can be offered in workshop settings.

Not open sessions--RSVP required! Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to secure your spot.

View Event →
Mar
27
1:00 PM13:00

Posters, Flyers, & Brochures Design

Learn design tips, tools, and resources to help you better design advertising documents for your business or events, including flyers, rack cards, post cards, brochures, and more! Get examples of what to do, and what not to do. Improve your public appeal for all visitors and customers. 

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

View Event →
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Building a Marketing Plan

Increase the effectiveness of your marketing by laying out a plan with goals, a schedule, and measures of success. In this workshop, you will learn why having a marketing plan is important, and why you should stay on track to save money and be more effective. 

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246. Sponsored by Goosefoot.

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Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Facebook for Business

Facebook is the largest social media site in the world. But how do you tap into that market to work for your business? Learn how to navigate the ad system, attract users, and some creative applications of the tools Facebook offers to work for your business. Electronic devices welcome.

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

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Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

Sessions with Sami

For those who have previously attended a Goosefoot workshop, we are now offering 30 minute scheduled sessions with our Education and Event Coordinator, Sami. Have 30 minutes of one-on-one time to go over anything we’ve covered in past workshops, or anything else you might be wondering! We’ll go at the pace that works for you, answer all your questions, and take a more individualized approach than can be offered in workshop settings.

Not open sessions--RSVP required! Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to secure your spot.

View Event →
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

How to Start a Business

Increase your chances of starting a successful business. In this workshop you will learn how to write a business plan for success and receive an overview of critical things to consider before you ever apply for a business license, such as:

Where is the business going?
What’s the “heart” of the business?
Do you have customers?
How can you finance your new business?
How do you keep track of your income and expenses?
And more…

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

View Event →
Feb
27
1:00 PM13:00

Sessions with Sami

For those who have previously attended a Goosefoot workshop, we are now offering 30 minute scheduled sessions with our Education and Event Coordinator, Sami. Have 30 minutes of one-on-one time to go over anything we’ve covered in past workshops, or anything else you might be wondering! We’ll go at the pace that works for you, answer all your questions, and take a more individualized approach than can be offered in workshop settings.

 

Not open sessions--RSVP required! Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to secure your spot.

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Food Business Licensing Requirements and Costs

You've got a great food product you want to sell, now what?

  • Learn about the licenses and permits you'll need to get your food business going.
  • Get an idea of the expenses you'll incur before you even set foot into a commercial kitchen.
  • Learn about the resources available through Whidbey Island Local Lending (WILL)
  • Learn more about Goosefoot's vision for a licensed incubator commercial kitchen and help make it a reality!

Admission is free; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please email marian@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4145 to register. Thank you! Sponsored by Goosefoot.

View Event →
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Websites & Ecommerce

Websites are a necessity for many businesses, but most small business owners shy away because of the cost and the technological skill. With all the tools and technology that exist today, websites have never been easier! We will go over the biggest website design tools, basic guidelines, and search engine ranking. After the first hour and a break, we will focus on ecommerce and selling your product on your own website or a third-party seller. Feel free to come to only one half or the other, depending on your business interest.

 

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

View Event →
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Building a Marketing Plan

Increase the effectiveness of your marketing by laying out a plan with goals, a schedule, and measures of success. In this workshop, you will learn why having a marketing plan is important, and why you should stay on track to save money and be more effective. 

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246. Sponsored by Goosefoot.

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Feb
15
5:00 PM17:00

Sessions with Sami

For those who have previously attended a Goosefoot workshop, we are now offering 30 minute scheduled sessions with our Education and Event Coordinator, Sami. Have 30 minutes of one-on-one time to go over anything we’ve covered in past workshops, or anything else you might be wondering! We’ll go at the pace that works for you, answer all your questions, and take a more individualized approach than can be offered in workshop settings.

 

Not open sessions--RSVP required! Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to secure your spot.

View Event →
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

How to Start a Business

Increase your chances of starting a successful business. In this workshop you will learn why business planning is important and receive an overview of critical things to consider before you ever apply for a business license, such as:

  • Where is the business going?
  • What’s the “heart” of the business?
  • Do you have customers?
  • Where do people spend their money?
  • Where can you build a no-cost direct mail list? 
    And more…

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

View Event →
Feb
6
1:00 PM13:00

YouTube for Business

YouTube is the second largest social media site, and the second largest search engine. Yet only 9% of small businesses have a YouTube account. Learn how to use YouTube to boost your social media and marketing strategy, and interact with customers in a new and fun way! No need for expensive or specialized equipment.

 

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

View Event →
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Food Business Licensing Requirements and Costs

You've got a great food product you want to sell, now what?

  • Learn about the licenses and permits you'll need to get your food business going.
  • Get an idea of the expenses you'll incur before you even set foot into a commercial kitchen.
  • Learn about the resources available through Whidbey Island Local Lending (WILL)
  • Learn more about Goosefoot's vision for a licensed incubator commercial kitchen and help make it a reality!

Admission is free; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please email marian@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4145 to register. Thank you! Sponsored by Goosefoot.

View Event →
Jan
30
1:00 PM13:00

Sessions with Sami

For those who have previously attended a Goosefoot workshop, we are now offering 30 minute scheduled sessions with our Education and Event Coordinator, Sami. Have 30 minutes of one-on-one time to go over anything we’ve covered in past workshops, or anything else you might be wondering! We’ll go at the pace that works for you, answer all your questions, and take a more individualized approach than can be offered in workshop settings.

 

Not open sessions--RSVP required! Please email sami@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4246 to secure your spot.

View Event →
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Food Business Licensing Requirements and Costs

You've got a great food product you want to sell, now what?

  • Learn about the licenses and permits you'll need to get your food business going.
  • Get an idea of the expenses you'll incur before you even set foot into a commercial kitchen.
  • Learn about the resources available through Whidbey Island Local Lending (WILL)
  • Learn more about Goosefoot's vision for a licensed incubator commercial kitchen and help make it a reality!

Admission is free; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please email marian@goosefoot.org or call 360-321-4145 to register. Thank you! Sponsored by Goosefoot.

View Event →
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Building a Marketing Plan

Increase the effectiveness of your marketing by laying out a plan with goals, a schedule, and measures of success. In this workshop, you will learn why having a marketing plan is important, and why you should stay on track to save money and be more effective. 

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246. Sponsored by Goosefoot.

View Event →
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Posters, Flyers, and Brochures Design

Learn design tips, tools, and resources to help you better design advertising documents for your business or events, including flyers, rack cards, post cards, brochures, and more! Get examples of what to do, and what not to do. Improve your public appeal for all visitors and customers. 

Led by Sami Postma, Education Coordinator, Goosefoot

Free; RSVPs encouraged to sami@goosefoot.org or (360) 321-4246.

View Event →