Alchemist microenterprise academy (AMA)

Alchemist Microenterprise Academy is a 12-week business training course. AMA is designed to make sense of the confusing aspects of starting a food business. The next AMA cohort will begin on September 7.  It is mandatory to attend an information session in order to apply for the program. We are having ten AMA Information Sessions on Zoom every Tuesday and Wednesday at 6pm between July 20th and August 18th. You can RSVP for the AMA Information Sessions at https://amafall21info.eventbrite.com or by clicking the button below. To apply for the program click appropriate button below. Click here for a word document of the application questions.

In AMA, participants will learn:

  • How to develop a Business Plan
  • Types of Food-based Businesses
  • Overview of Business Structures
  • Financial Literacy and How to Access Capital
  • How to Navigate Permits
  • Human Resources and Legal considerations
  • Food Safety
  • Product Development
  • Product Pricing
  • Marketing
  • And more!

Click here for a sample course outline. Participants will have the option to test for the ServSafe Food Manager certification at the completion of the 12-week course.

 

We completed our pilot cohort of AMA in August 2019. Watch some of the businesses from our inaugural graduating AMA cohort highlighted on Studio 40 Live:
Side Hustle Pizza/Table Bread/Breakin’ Bread Project
Penny Produce/Culinary Mantra
Lizzy’s Bakehouse/’Ono Pono/Lee’s Nut’zzs

Graduates of AMA are invited to apply to the Incubator Program and continue developing their business with customized resources. Click here to return to the main Alchemist Kitchen page.