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Rise Up: Women in Food Growth Fund
August 1, 2018
Women can lead and excel in our industry,” says Boris Serebryany, President and CEO of Fiera Foods Company. Yet they aren’t always given the chance. Even though women represent almost half of Canadian business [...]
Food Starter partners with Fiera Foods to empower female entrepreneurs
July 31, 2018
Toronto, ON (July 31, 2018) – Food Starter, a start up food incubator and accelerator in Toronto, and Fiera Foods, a globally successful Canadian food manufacturer, have announced the launch of The Women in Food Rise [...]
Government Grants for Food Manufacturers in 2017
March 30, 2017

by Mentor Works Ltd. Early-stage manufacturing businesses are in constant need of investment to support their continued growth and success. Without a constant supply of funds to satisfy R&D and production, among other [...]
Enterprise Toronto’s Business Plan Review
March 8, 2017

A solid business plan is a “roadmap” for your business. It allows you to prepare, focus, and set goals – particularly your financial goals. It shows where you are going and how you will get there. [...]
Overview on Software Systems for Small Food Processors
February 21, 2017

By Simon de Groot As a follow up to a seminar on inventory control in small food processing companies, the discussion revealed a need for a cost effective solution for startups (zero to 3 years [...]
Media Release: Announcing the City of Toronto’s Food Venture
January 20, 2017

Toronto: January 9, 2017] An initiative to support the development of early stage food businesses has been launched in the City of Toronto, Food Starter and the Province of Ontario. The Food Venture Program will [...]
Forecasting Basics - The Income Statement
November 10, 2016

By Frank Luengo, Sonora Foods Ltd.  In a previous post I talked about how you can organize your income statement to facilitate ratio analysis. The same income statement format can be used for common margin [...]
Government Grants Spur the Growth of Canadian Food Processors
October 24, 2016

By Jeff Shepherd, Mentor Works Ltd.  Food processing/manufacturing is one of the largest business sectors of the Canadian economy and that’s not going to change anytime soon. The Conference Board of Canada estimates [...]
Know Your Numbers!
October 17, 2016

By Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse, Business & Lifestyle Strategist and TV Host Most people that know me well know that I love looking at numbers. I love creating budgets and expense tracking sheets to manage both my [...]
You've Got Questions - We've Got Answers!
September 2, 2016

Have you heard about Food Stater's on-demand 24/7 resource portal? Answer Box is a password protected area on our website that is available to Food Commercialization Program clients, Accelerator clients and Food Starter Members. [...]