On Tuesday, December 1st as part of its Neighborhood Business Initiative, Goodwin Procter teamed up with the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program to bring its annual Food Labeling and Packaging Workshop to Boston. This event was held at the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain and covered topics in Design, Marketing, Intellectual Property and Products Liability for small business food and beverage entrepreneurs. Attendees heard from Samuel Adams employees and legal experts from Goodwin Procter on business and legal issues affecting the food and beverage industries. The workshop began with an opportunity to network for food and beverage entrepreneurs followed by presentations on:
• Designing your label from shapes to strategy
• Owning your logo & brand – trademark and other intellectual property law
• Beer label basics
• Creating and building a brand
• Bold letters, fine print and product liability
The event ended with a …
Congratulations to Ryan Cahill of Aveyo, winner of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream pitch room competition in Boston last night, and to Ray Berry and Mike Yates of White Lion Brewing, who were runner-ups in the competition. Both businesses will be competing in the pitch room competition finals for the chance to win a $10,000 grant and extended mentoring from Samuel Adams in New York City in December!
A big thank you to Samuel Adams for sponsoring two Accion clients, Liam Madden of Jubali Juices and Melissa Lynch of the Roving Lunchbox to attend the day long Food and Beverage University training seminar on Wednesday, October 30th hosted by Project Nosh in Brighton, MA at WGBH Studios. …
Every morning Tia spends an hour planning. She writes down grocery items like birthday candles and decorative crystals that ensure that her cakes are unforgettable. As a one-person business, Tia’s Cakes and Pastries demands a lot of work and Tia handles every aspect.
For the first few years, Tia ran the pastry business out of her kitchen but it was a liability. “In Boston, you’re not supposed to cook from home. I had learned of incubator spaces like Crop Circle before, but couldn’t afford rent and insurance. That was my goal”
That was Accion’s goal for Tia too: to help her formalize, stabilize and grow her business. With grant support from the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, we did just that. Generous grant support allowed us to spend over 825 hours working with Tia and another 165 small business.