Last week we invited serial food entrepreneur Anthony Zausmer to join us at 54 St James Street to share his pearls of wisdom with budding food and drink entrepreneurs.
With over 40 years in the industry Anthony has watched businesses come and go in the city region and has learned valuable lessons himself along the way of how to make a business sustainable. Pricing has been one of the key areas Anthony has had to reevaluate, and with business partner Hannah (owner of Fodder Canteen). Having recently benefited from Enterprise Hub’s Boost Your New Business programme for his latest enterprise Posh Nosh Catering Ltd. led Anthony and Hannah to reprice their menus realising they needed to value what they were offering more.
|Anthony pictured with business partner Hannah in Fodder|
Sharing some of his legendary meatballs Anthony encouraged those attending to get some real experience in the catering industry before taking the leap and going into business.
Training Coordinator from Enterprise Hub partner The Women’s Organisation Bernie Cox also talked ‘location location location’ with Engagement Specialist Sabah Shams talking the attendees through the key legalities surrounding food and drink start ups such as ensuring you complete your food hygiene certificate, checking you have the right insurances and who else to inform about your business.
Some of the comments from those who came along included:
“It’s very useful”
“The talk from the guest speaker was really useful. Very enjoyable morning. Thank you”
“Fab information for those starting out”
“Lots of support and advice available. Such a brilliant service. Thank you”
“Lots of useful advice and contacts. Friendly delivery. A great free help to people thinking about starting up their own business”
“It’s given my ideas of how to prepare to start my own business”
“I most enjoyed finding out about qualifications and training that would be useful and hearing Anthony’s story”
“Excellent, very informative”
“Inspiring company – people optimisitc and forward thinking”
“It was and enjoyable experience getting to know some people in the same position”
“It encouraged me to do more research on the legal side”
If you would like to follow in Anthony’s footsteps and find out about how to get started as a foodie entrepreneur then you can contact the Enterprise Hub for free advice and guidance via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0151 706 8113.
Enterprise Hub is part funded by European Regional Development Fund and offers a one door access point to expert business start up advice for anyone living in Liverpool City Region.