Today’s Topic: Free workshop Aug. 27 will help food businesses learn about trademarks, business structure, sales tax

by | Jul 29, 2014

Southern Farm Network logoAgriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

The NCDA&CS is sponsoring a free workshop for food businesses to provide information about a variety of business issues. The title is “The Business of Being in Business,” and the workshop is scheduled for Aug. 27 from 8:30 to noon at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. The workshop will address topics such as trademarks, sales tax and business structure.

Commissioner Troxler says there has been a lot of interest in starting food businesses over the past five years, and some of them have become successful very quickly. Even with good products on the market, small food companies may need help navigating some of the less glamorous aspects of being in business.

Learning the ins and outs of running a business can be a daunting task. If you plan on being successful in selling your product, then learning the difference between a corporation and a sole proprietorship, how to collect and pay sales tax, and registering a trademark are essential.

Registration for the workshop is open to existing food businesses and limited to 30 people. Registration deadline is Aug. 22. To register, contact Annette Dunlap at 919-707-3117.

Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss this workshop and other services offered by the department’s Agribusiness Development Section.

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