YNDC Bright Idea to Business Plan Class Kicks Off

Friday, March 28, 2014

On March 27th, over 20 participants attended the Bright Idea to Business Plan class hosted by YNDC and partner organizations.

Liberty Merrill of YNDC, Eric Barrett of The Ohio State University Extension, Mahoning County, and Tom Phibbs of the Common Wealth Kitchen Incubator presented on Mission, Values, Objectives and Goals. In addition, Danny Catullo of Catullo Prime Meats spoke about calculating profits and scaling small businesses. Students also participated in exercises meant to help them refine their business ideas and effecitvely communicate their plans.

The Bright Idea to Business Plan Class is designed to help new entrepreneurs create their business plans and design their new businesses. While the class is not currently accepting new participants, anyone who has the dream of starting a food-based business can contact Liberty Merrill at YNDC by phone at 330.480.0423 or via email at lmerrill@yndc.org to learn about small business resources in the Youngstown area.