This training is being offered to employees and operators of small food retailers, such as corner stores, convenience stores, farmers' markets, mobile food markets, co-ops, and retail food outlets. All sessions take place from 9am - 11am at Sprout MN in Little Falls.


Dates and topics are as follows:

June 20, 2019: Market Expansion

July 18, 2019: WealthWorks Evaluation

September 19, 2019: HR Retention Strategies

November 21, 2019: Grant Writing

January 16, 2020: Board Development

May 21, 2020: Succession Planning

June 18, 2020: Business Planning

July 16, 2020: Health - Education & Policy

September 17, 2020: Technology

November 19, 2020: Financing

Would you like to attend all of the classes listed above? Register for the All Access Pass



Workshop Resources


Market Expansion

Guidelines for Healthy Checkout for Retailers

Good Food Sold Here Grocery Store Toolkit

Halo Economics

Workshop Speaker: Nicole Chimbetete

Contact Susan Bishop:

WealthWorks Evaluation

WealthWorks Presentation

Workshop Speaker: Dawn Espe 

Contact Dawn Espe:

Human Resources Retention Strategies

Workforce Retention Strategies Presentation

Workshop Speaker: Amy Sjoblad

Contact Amy Sjoblad:

Grant Writing

Grant Writing Presentation

White Paper Template

Grant Writing Resource

Sample Evaluation Tool

Evaluation Questions

Workshop Speaker: Cheryal Lee Hills

Contact Cheryal Lee Hills:

Succession Planning

Succession Planning Presentation

Emergency Plan Template

Operations Inventory Sample

Executive Director Functions Inventory

Succession Planning Questionnaire

Communicating Planned CEO Transition

Departure Defined Template

Workshop Speaker: Linda Holliday

Contact Linda Holliday:


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