Alchemist Microenterprise Academy

Alchemist Microenterprise Academy (AMA) is a 12-week business training course. AMA is designed to make sense of the confusing aspects of starting and running a food business. Two AMA cohorts are offered each year, with one in spring and one in fall.

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. If you are interested in participating, click the button below to fill out an interest form.

Graduates of AMA are invited to apply to the Incubator Program and continue developing their business with customized resources.