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					Web Sites for Starting a New Food Business

FDA – Starting a Food Business
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Ecomm/foodbiz.html

Michigan Department of Agriculture Home Page
http://www.michigan.gov/mda/

MDA - Starting a New Business
http://www.michigan.gov/mda/0,1607,7-125-1568_2388---,00.html

MDA Starting a Food or Agriculture Business in Michigan
http://www.michigan.gov/mda/0,1607,7-125-1568_2388-53792--,00.html

MDA Licenses and Registration
http://www.michigan.gov/mda/0,1607,7-125-1568_2388-11890--,00.html

MDA How to Apply for a Food Service License
http://www.michigan.gov/mda/0,1607,7-125-1568_2388-13051--,00.html

MDA International Marketing - Exporting
http://www.mdainternational.com/

Michigan Economic Development Corporation
http://medc.michigan.org/

MEDC - Starting a Business in Michigan
http://medc.michigan.org/services/startups/
http://medc.michigan.org/services/startups/MIStartup.PDF

U.S. Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/

Checklist for Starting a Small Business
http://www.powerhomebiz.com/Index/checklist.htm

General Index:
http://www.powerhomebiz.com/

http://www.powerhomebiz.com/Index/feature.htm

Success Stories
http://www.powerhomebiz.com/Success/goldenchamber.htm

Food Industry Links to More Information:
http://www.hoovers.com/industry/snapshot/0,2204,19,00.html
http://finance.monster.com/

Thomas Food Industry Register
http://www.thomasregister.com
Listing of processors, Suppliers, Distributors, Transportation Firms, Government
Regulatory Agencies, Trade Shows, etc., updated annually
http://www.tfir.com/

FASTTRAC Business Development Programs
FastTrac NewVentureTm
FastTrac PlanningTm
http://www.fasttrac.org/

http://www.aec.msu.edu/agecon/wwwfoodindustry.htm
Food Industry Sites, Food processors, Restaurants, Supermarkets

http://web1.msue.msu.edu/vanburen/edguide.htm
A Guide to Economic Development Resources on the World Wide Web

http://www.msue.msu.edu/msue/iac/finasmal.html
Small Business Resource Web Sites

http://www.nafdma.com/
North American Farmers! Direct Marketing Association

http://www.cbsc.org/english/index.cfm
Starting a New Business Information – Canada

http://www.food.gov.uk/foodindustry/hygiene/sfbb/
Food Standards Agency (UK) – Safer Foods, Better Business

Small Business Association
http://www.sba.gov/businessop/special/minorities.html
- Minority Enterprise Development

http://www.sba.gov/businessop/special/women.html
-Women's Business Ownership

Homepage
http://www.sba.gov/

Other Resources

Electronic Gourmet Guide
http://www.foodwine.com
International Food Information Council
 http://ific.org/
FoodNet
http://foodnet.com
Nutritional Analysis Tool
(Univ. of Ill.)
http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~food-lab/nat/
Food Channel Homepage
http://www.foodchanel.com/hom.htmi
Consumer Information Catalogue
- Food & Nutrition
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/food.htm
Food Safety
http://www.ifse.tamu.edu
USDA/FDA Food-borne Illness
Education Information Center
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fric/cgi-bin/fb.pl
Community of Science - US Patents search for
a fee: http://patents.cos.com
Labels
http://www.medilife.com/medilife/nutrition/index.html
Catering
http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/food-lab/catering/guest.html
Nutrition Content of Vegetables
http://www.tamu.edu:8000
Food & Nutrition Index of Web links
National Food & Nutrition Information Center
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/etext/fnic.html
Generic HACCP Forms
http://www.ifse.tamu.edu
Ingredient Substitutions
http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/ext_f&n/INGSUB.HTM
Food Explorer
(info on food manufacturing, packaging, product
development)
http://www.foodexplorer.com
The Food Institute
Publisher the Food Institute Report
http://www.foodinstitute.com
Thomas Food Industry Register
(source of ingredients, equipment, services)
httv://www.tfir.com80/index-new.html
NAFEM-North American Association of Food
Equipment Manufactures
http://www.nafem.org
Trade Show News Network
http://www.tsnn.com
Entrepreneur Magazine
http://www.entreoreneurmag.com
Business Week Magazine
http://www.businessweek.com/index.html
Business Resource Center
http://www.morebusiness.com
SmallBizNet
http://www.morebusiness.com
Idea Cafe
http://women.inc.com
Women's Business Resource Site
http://www.athernet.net/ccain
American Business Women's Association
http://www.abwahq.org
ABWE- Assoc. of Black Women Entrepreneurs

Engender Magazine
http://www.cadvision.com/ffap/engender
Network Journal
http://www.tnj.com
Black Enterprise Magazine
http://www.blackenterprise.com/docs/about.htm
United Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
http://www.latinoweb.com/uhc
Michigan Business & Professional Organization
Michigan Food & Beverage Association
http://www.michbusiness.org
Military Contracts (this is a private organization)
http://www.militaryfood.org
Value-Added Agricultural Product Market Development Grants
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/coops/vadg.htm
"When and How to Select a Custom Processor"
Food Technology, Sept. 2001
http://www.ift.org

Exporting
Global Food Marketer - Export news from the
Midwest and Northeast - MIATCO
http://www.miatco.org
Michigan - Paul Burke (517) 373-9710
Branded Program
http://www.brandedprogram.org/

				
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