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Food Business Pathways

Whether you are just beginning to brainstorm about the possibilities or you’ve been hustling to make sales, FBP can provide context, resources, and community connections to support you in refining your food business idea. 

Food Business Pathways (FBP) supports the launch and flourishing of food and agriculture businesses owned and operated by Black and Brown residents and entrepreneurs living and working in the East Bay through educational workshops, 1:1 coaching and access to sales opportunities.

Start Your Business

Our flagship 6-week series helps you shape your business idea by completing business tools like a simple business canvas, customer profile, product pricing, and a simple business budget.


Spring Cohort Registration Now Open!

Food Business Pathways

6-Week Series

Grow Your Buisness

 Our workshops help you learn the essentials for creating a business while building community with other entrepreneurs. Our coaching offers one-to-one support to identify your business goals and take the next steps to grow their business. To support your sales, marketing and operational growth we connect our entrepreneurs with sales opportunities through our network of partnerships. 

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GOING LEGIT: Forming & Permitting a Legal Food Business

Making your business legit and navigating this process does not have to be confusing!

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H.E.A.R.D. Incubated Food Business Network

We connect our entrepreneurs with sales opportunities through our network of partnerships. 

Coaching & Sales Opportunities 

FBP one-to-one coaching helps you  identify your business goals and next steps to grow your business. To be eligible, you must complete our 6-week workshop.


TALKING MONEY: Funding your small food business

Explore Bay Area options for funding your business focused on lower-barrier loans.


Interested in working with us, contributing to our programs, or just want to have a conversation to learn more? We would love to hear from you!

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