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How to Build and Grow Your Food & Beverage Business

Mon 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business


This $500-value workshop is FREE to attend however, pre-registration is REQUIRED.

For ENTREPRENEURS, OWNERS and OPERATORS of Restaurants, Bars, Chocolatiers, Caterers, Bakeries, Meal Preppers, Snack & Smoothie Bars, Food Trucks & More!

In this 2-hour workshop for new and seasoned business owners alike, Proof’s team of food and beverage experts will equip you with the tools and resources to improve, stabilize, and grow your concept into a sustainable, profitable venture.

  • The Proof team will cover effective strategies for food and beverage industry success in the fields of operations, marketing, and more.

  • Proof’s team of experts will be available following their presentation to answer whatever questions pertaining to your business you have.

  • Each attendee has access to Proof’s team for follow-on 1:1 coaching to help you work through your own challenges and goals.

About Proof ​-- Proof is an accelerator, incubator, and bar based in Chattanooga, TN. Founded and led by food and beverage industry veterans, the mission of Proof is to support owners and operators in the industry through programs, resources, and community.

Collectively the Proof team has 50+ years of experience, with expertise ranging from management training to operations to marketing (and more). To date, Proof has accelerated 60 companies through its programs.

Learn more about Proof at

Speaker(s): Michael Robinson, Co-Founder, Chattanooga-based Proof Incubator. Michael Robinson is a serial entrepreneur who has founded or launched over 10 companies in the Consumer Goods and Food and Beverage space. Getting his start in the corporate kitchen of Outback Steakhouse, Mike has spent nearly 20 years dedicated to the F&B space. He is also an investor and partner in a number of F&B ventures. Having invested in 6 companies and consulted with over 300 more, he is striving to build a better industry and community for food and beverage entrepreneurs.

Co-Sponsor(s): Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Kingsport Chamber; East Tennessee State University.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 4233928825


Kingsport Chamber of Commerce | KOSBE
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce | KOSBE
In Person Only | Eastman Boardroom
400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100 Kingsport TN 37660