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Small Business Development Centerat UW-Green Bay

Financial Management Boot Camp

Are you in the food, beverage or consumer product business and seeking to grow your business?

Door County Economic Development CorporationDoor County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), in collaboration with the Food Finance Institute and Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay, is excited to offer a Financial Management Boot Camp.


April 4-7, 2019
Kress Pavilion, Egg Harbor, WI

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Why should I go?

Rapid changes in the food industry are causing disruption for all food, beverage and value-added farm businesses. Financial Management Boot Camp combines training, one-on-one counseling, networking, and takes consumer goods businesses like you out of your day-to-day environment providing you the tools to build a more resilient food business.

Is this boot camp right for me?

  • Your business is profitable and you are ready to grow
  • Your market position and profitability are eroding and you need to adapt
  • Your business is young, hasn’t reached profitability and you want to get it in the black
  • Your business needs to raise money and you need to be prepared for success

Boost your food, beverage or consumer goods business path to financial success

This camp arms you with everything you need to profitably grow your food or consumer products business and raise money, including:

  • A realistic and clear business model that you can articulate to prospective customers or lenders
  • Financial systems and reports that will prepare you for lenders and investors
  • A credible business plan with realistic projections of future growth
  • A digital financial package to share with stakeholders and support fundraising
  • Collaboration with resources to develop growth financing strategies

Time is precious... What can I expect?

Pack eight weeks into four intense, focused days to learn and work on your business.

Day 1 – Optimizing Your Business Model

It’s a business model, not a product, that determines whether your company makes money. We can help you clarify your business model and set you on an actionable path to meet your goals.

Day 2 – Fixing Your Financial Infrastructure

Your financial statements help you and your stakeholders fully understand your business. We help you understand your statements and fix financial systems problems.

Day 3 – Developing Your Financial Plan

You are moving forward, so you need to look forward. We help you develop realistic assumptions for forecasts of sales, marketing and operations as well as the capital to get you there.

Day 4 – Getting Ready to Raise Money

You will need to raise money to grow your food business. We help you learn how to do a great pitch and properly document your business so you can raise money.

Gain knowledge from the best

Tera JonsonTera Jonson, founder of Tera’s Whey and Director of the Food Finance Institute, will lead morning training sessions that dive deep into the topics outlined. Then, in the afternoons, she will work individually with you so you can arm yourself with everything you need to profitably grow your business and raise money.

How many will be chosen?

Due to the importance of providing one-to-one coaching, we are limiting the seminar to ten businesses, with up to two members of each business participating.

What will this cost my business?

Door County food, beverage and consumer goods businesses are very fortunate — a grant is making this opportunity happen! The seminar will be held at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor on April 4-7, 2019.

How do I apply?

Complete the online application and the SBDC Client Information Request form. Please make sure to complete both the application and client information request. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019.

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The Wisconsin SBDC Network is a proud part of the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship in the University of Wisconsin System.  It is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the SBDC office at UW-Green Bay at or call 920-366-9065.



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