If you are looking to start up or expand your food sector business and need access to a licensed commercial kitchen, ACEnet can offer resources and support. ACEnet assists food businesses with business planning, marketing, regional brand access, financial management, and manages a shared-use kitchen, the Food Ventures Center.
ACEnet recommends that all potential clients, new to running a business, complete the Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) class offered by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs and the Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s) of South East Ohio to gain an understanding of the building blocks of business ownership. The course is available on-line. For more information on the services offered by the SBDC, click here. For the online BOSS course, click here.
All potential clients are required to complete an Intake Form. The form provides information which helps our staff gain a sense of your business experience, and which assistance areas your business will likely utilize. If you require assistance which better fits the services offered by one of our partner organizations, we will refer you to the appropriate resources. Once the intake form is complete, you can schedule an intake meeting with our staff to discuss resources and opportunities that meet your needs. The intake process, including the initial intake meeting, has a fee of $40.00.