Course Description

This course highlights how to start a cottage, retail or manufactured foods business. Learn what licensing is required and appropriate products for each offering type. 

Course Outline

  • Greetings and SBDC Overview 
  • Cottage Foods Overview 
  • Retail overview 
  • Manufactured Foods Overview

Learner Outcomes

  • Requirements to operate a cottage, retail and manufactured food-based businesses
  • Products covered under each designation
  • Appropriate contacts and resources to operate food businesses successfully in Georgia and across state lines 


A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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