Learn & Engage at our group tours, workshops,
lunch & learns and fun community events

Group Tour &
Information Sessions

Tuesday April 10th, 2018 5:00-6:00pm
Saturday May 12th, 2018 12:00-1:00pm


This is an important opportunity that introduces the inner-workings of the Can-Do Kitchen. Here, we provide an overview of the requirements of becoming a food business owner, including food safety, licensing, and insurance. Attendees receive Can-Do Kitchen applications at this Tour, and are invited to return them to us if they wish to further explore being a member and attending Can-Do camp. The application is a business planning tool that many aspiring entrepreneurs find very helpful.

Please RSVP by emailing your name and date you wish to attend to startup@candokitchen.org or calling 269-492-0261 so we know how many people to expect. (Note: Please let us know if you are in need of interpretation and we'll do our best to arrange it.)

Build a Business Brand 

Thursday April 5th, 2018 11:30am-1:00pm


"Branding" isn't just a fancy term for a logo and a handful of business cards. It's so much more than that. A good brand differentiates you from others in the market, speaks to the values of your business, builds a loyal customer base, and makes your customers FEEL something. Learn how to incorporate all these things and more into your own brand at this workshop led by Melissa Al-Azzawi of Mazawi Design Group

Open to all small businesses.

Location: Eastwood Branch of KPL (1112 Gayle Ave)

Social Media for the
Busy Entrepreneur

Thursday April 19, 2018 11:30am-1:00pm


Remember the last time you opened Facebook and it sucked you into a "friend's" post that made you forget entirely why you opened the app in the first place? Social Media is overwhelming! As a business owner, you need to hone in on the specific online tools that will help you move your business forward without losing time to the social media vortex. Join us at this workshop presented by Jacob Davis of Kzoo First and walk away with an understanding of how to use social media in a smart, efficient way that will help your business thrive.

Open to all small businesses with any level of social media experience welcome.

Location: Eastwood Branch of KPL (1112 Gayle Ave)

Can-Do Camp

February 22nd - May 10th, 2018
Every Thursday 11:30am-1:00pm


Can-Do Camp is a 12-week group incubation process in which you’ll learn all the necessary requirements and best practices for starting a food business. You’ll have the opportunity to build a support network with your peers and learn from local professionals. You’ll receive essential resource guides, referrals, food safety guidance, connections to local retailers and much more. By the end of Can-Do Camp, you’ll be ready to launch your business with a solid foundation and start producing in our commercial kitchen!  


Please sign up for a Group Tour (see above) to take the first step in applying for Can-Do Camp.

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