This workshop provides practical guidance to anyone who is considering starting a food-based business - whether it's a simple market stall, a mobile food van or a commercial café/restaurant. Key topics covered include regulations and licences required to start your business and how to comply with health and safety standards and local legislation. You will also be taken through how to work out the cost of setting up and running and how to conduct market research to test your business ideas.

Main topics covered

  • The benefits and challenges of being your own boss
  • Types of food businesses and cost of setting up
  • Market research and pricing
  • Finding a suitable location
  • Low cost marketing strategies
  • Choosing packaging and minimising wastage
  • Licensing and regulations

Who it's for

This workshop is for people who are planning to start a food business.

About the presenter

Business Foundations has been helping small to medium businesses equip themselves with the skills and knowledge they need for almost 30 years. With tailored programs, expert direction and valuable advice, they help more than 2,500 businesses start, evolve and grow sustainably each year.

Business skills



This workshop is offered at a reduced cost thanks to substantial funding from the Government of Western Australia.

What's included

  • Access to the live workshop 
  • A recording of the workshop which you can access for up to seven days post event (online workshops only)
  • Copies of any resources shared with attendees

When and where

Click on the book now button for more details about this workshop.