Monday, June 16, 2014
Amy Edelen, special to the AZ Rep, June 15, 2014, says out here in AZ we have an incubator facility for restaurant entrepreneurs--one of 135 shared-use kitchens in the US.
It's called the Arizona Culinary and Wine Center in Tempe. The owner is opening a larger one downtown.
Such incubators have approved kitchens for rent, but also marketing and business help.
LaCocina--in San Francisco--is aimed at low income women wanting a food business. To even apply, you need a business plan, though they will help you with it before applying.
The Phoenix one is looser--they will help you develop a business plan if need be after you are in.
These "reduce the risk of failure"--a good thing.
I remember one of the women I interviewed talking about picking her way across her slippery, ice covered yard with her hands full of cheesecakes.
Maybe a truck could pull up at one of these incubators--much better.