From Recipe to Business


Florida Cottage Food Business Masterclass

Start a Profitable Business from Your Kitchen

Our experienced business advisors have put together a comprehensive masterclass that guides you through the process step-by-step, providing a clear and easy-to-follow blueprint for starting your own cottage food business.

If you are looking for expert guidance to work from home and start a successful homemade food product business, this is for you.

From Recipe to Business: Launch Your Own Home-Based Food Business in 6 weeks with the support of experienced business advisors and entrepreneurs.

If you are looking for expert guidance on how to start a home based food business, this program is for you.

With a solid business plan in place, you'll be well on your way to turning your passion for food into a profitable business.

Support is one of the most crucial elements of planning and starting a successful business in the cottage industry.

FLORIDA Cottage Food Business Masterclass


  • Florida law allows individuals to use their unlicensed home kitchens to produce for sale certain foods that present a low risk of foodborne illness.
  • Cottage food operators can produce and sell these products directly to consumers without obtaining a food permit from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
  • You can earn up to $250,000 annually selling food produced in your home
  • All 50 states and the District of Columbia have Cottage Food Programs allowing residents to sell baked goods and other shelf-stable non potentially hazardous food directly to consumers.

Course begins March 1, 2023

FLORIDA Cottage Food Business Masterclass


  • Discover how your business concept matches your personal vision.
  • Align your business concept with a real market opportunity.
  • Find your target market and discover your competitive advantage.
  • Determine the unique features and benefits of your product/service.
  • Set realistic financial goals for your business.
  • Define your company‚Äôs brand and marketing.
  • Manage your bookkeeping.
  • Determine the steps to profitability.
  • Launch your business.

This immersive course is designed to provide information, exercises, and tools to make business ideas concrete.


Cost $999


Week 1
Course Overview & Introductions.
Business Concept and Market Research
Market Analysis: Identify & Meet Market Needs

Week 2
Discover Your Competitive Advantage
Branding Your Products
Packaging & Labeling
Marketing Strategies

Week 3
Planning and Pricing Your Products and/or Services
Cost & Sales Projections

Week 4
Sales: Getting started and Value Proposition
Reaching the Market
Distribution Models & Market Penetration

Week 5
The Financial Planning Cycle: Predict, Measure, Analyze, Predict Again
Set Financial Goals
Understanding Accounting & Bookeeping

Week 6
Legal: Business Entity Types
Required Small Business Paperwork, Licenses & Permits
Business Plan Checklist
Elevator Pitch & Presentation

Week 7
1:1 Individual Coaching Session to Implement Your Business Plan

In addition to the activities shown above, participants will receive:
Weekly Group Coaching sessions to answer your questions
Preparing your Business Plan eBook
1:1 LinkedIn Training Session (1hr) with Adrienne Barker
1:1 Website Audit Session (1hr) with Sheila Slick, MS

Limited enrollment
We will limit the class size to a maximum of 10 participants.
Register today to save your seat!


Sheila Slick, MS

Five Milestones LLC

Business and Leadership Development Consultant, SCORE Co-Chair & Certified Business Mentor serving Volusia County, Certified FASTTRAC Facilitator & Workshop Presenter with a Master of Science degree in Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

For more than 25 years I've worked successfully as an entrepreneur with professionals, businesses, and non-profit organizations to help them achieve their goals by creating business plans, digital product development, assessing and executing digital marketing strategies, as well as IT support services.

I've also mentored numerous founders, CEOs & professionals as a certified SCORE Business Mentor and served as a certified Facilitator for the FASTTRAC program delivering quality online instruction and workshops to achieve positive outcomes and support their success.


Adrienne Barker, MAS

Professional Global Etiquette LLC

Adrienne grew up in the family promotional products business and earned her Masters of Advertising Specialties designation in 2010. In 2021, Adrienne became a consultant for GLG Council members.

In 2016, Adrienne started Professional Global Etiquette after graduating from The Protocol School of Washington as an International Protocol and Corporate Etiquette Consultant.

Adrienne has been with SCORE since 2017, started as Certified Business Mentor, VP Marketing of Southern Arizona, and is currently the Chapter Co-Chair of SCORE Volusia/Flagler.

Adrienne is a proud graduate of Leadership Osceola, Leadership Orlando, Leadership Greater Hollywood, Leadership Daytona Beach, and Leadership South Daytona/Port Orange. In 2021, Adrienne became a trained facilitator for the Kauffman Foundation FastTrac Program. With the City of Ormond Beach, Adrienne has taught three classes for Volusia County. In 2022, Adrienne was trained as a facilitator by the Entrepreneurship Learning Initiative.