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Learn About Starting A Home Business


The University of West Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Brown Bag Lunch Series presents Cottage Food: Starting a Home-Based Food Business, with Dorothy C. Lee, CFCS, a family and consumer sciences agent with UFL/IFAS – Escambia County, from noon to 1 p.m., December 5, at the Small Business Development Center, in Pensacola.

SBDC will advise participants how to sell homemade baked goods, candies, preserves and more to the general public. They will gain knowledge about the types of foods that can be produced from a home kitchen; licensing and labeling requirements; and how the products can be sold. Because the SBDC funding agency requires a minimum number of attendees, workshops that don’t meet attendance requirements may be cancelled.

The SBDC at the University of West Florida is a member of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network, a nonprofit network of college and university-based centers providing entrepreneurs with high quality one-on-one consulting, management training and vital information they need to grow and prosper in a complex and competitive global environment.

Admission is free, BYO lunch. Location: 401 E. Chase St., Ste. 100. For more information or preregistration (required), call 850-595-0063 or visit

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