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Scaling Up Your Chocolate Business

Maximizing Production Efficiency, Profitability and Scaling Up for Chocolate Businesses

Take the first step in transforming your chocolate business to be more efficient and more profitable!

The Maximizing Production Efficiency, Profitability and Scaling Up for Chocolate Businesses Masterclass is an online, three week program for chocolate business owners like you who want to identify ways you could run your business more efficiently, leaving you with more time and more money in your pocket.

Ready to scale up your business, but not sure about the best strategies or investments? We can help with that too!

Program Dates: August 9 - 28 2024

Live Webinar: Monday, August 12 from 12pm - 2pm PDT

Exercise to prepare for coaching session - Due Friday, August 16

Individual one hour live coaching sessions: To be scheduled between August 19 - 23

Wrap up Live Webinar: August 26 from 12pm - 1pm PDT

Maximizing Production Efficiency, Profitability and Scaling Up Your Chocolate Business Masterclass is an online, three week program of intensive, interactive training. It includes live discussions, currated resources, and a one-on-one coaching call to dig into your specific challenges. Losing sales because you ran out of product? Want to open new markets but can't support them with your current output? This Masterclass is focused on tactics to identify your pinch points and help you determine what you need to implement to increase productivity, sales and profit. Your Instructor for this program, Rachel McKinley has spent the last 20 years in chocolate businesses of all sizes and shares all of her experience and expertise with you.

This Scaling Up Your Chocolate Business Masterclass includes:

The two hour, live webinar session. The live session will be recorded, so if you can't watch it live, you can catch up with the recording.

Three weeks of access to our online Learning Centre with additional resources and our online Chef's Table where you can ask additional questions.

The one hour, live personalized coaching session. This session will be recorded and available for download.

The one hour, live wrap up webinar to solidify your plan of action

Registration fee: $475.00.00 US funds for US and International Residents

When you're ready to pay your registration fee of $475.00 please click here: REGISTER NOW

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What Will I Learn?

This program will help you to identify your challenges in production processes, including operations, inventory management, and more that can help save your time and increase your profitability for your business.

Maximizing Production Efficiency

  • Identify points where you are struggling with your production and find efficient solutions
  • Learn where you can streamline your production processes, saving you time and money
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings, and increased sales, particularly in light of rising cocoa prices
  • Complete exercise identifying costing, time usage and inventory tracking to identify current challenges.

Scaling Up Your Chocolate Business

  • How do you know if it's time to scale up?
  • How do you plan financially to scale up your business?
  • How do I identify the right equipment that I will need, and incorporate that into my financial plan?
  • How do I adjust my processes for larger scale equipment?

Examining the Current State of Your Business and Planning for the Future

  • In depth conversation during one-on-one call about the state of your business, identify best next steps to achieve your business goals and create a plan of action

Rachel McKinley, Chocolatier

Your Learning Experience

Rachel McKinley was born and raised in small town Manitoba. After careers as a competitive ice dancer, social support worker, and paramedic, she obtained degrees in microbiology and English literature at the University of Manitoba. It was during the second degree that she fell in love with the alchemy of chocolate, and abandoned her path towards medical school for a career in the kitchen. After starting with studies online, she went on to train in chocolate in Montreal, Minneapolis, New York, Paris, Florence and Pisa, and opened her business in Vancouver, CocoaNymph Chocolates & Confections, which she owned and operated for 10 years. More interested in inventing new chocolates than running a business, she pursued a career in product development as the Master Chocolatier at Purdys Chocolatier. She is now an instructor at Ecole Chocolat, and a consultant working with chocolate businesses. She also went on to study drawing and painting at Emily Carr and is an obsessive painter, maker of fine food and embroidered goods, and is working on her first novel.

In the program, we will use a number of learning activities to help you identify your challenges including: live demonstrations of best practices and techniques, live group discussions and guided worksheets. And the live online session will end with some "homework" for you to do in the next week between live online sessions.

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Cancellation policy

You can cancel from the Scaling Up Your Chocolate Business Masterclass up to three days before the start of the program. A refund of your registration fee, minus a 10% administration fee, may take approximately 10 working days to process. Because our programs are usually full, and in order to make sure all students are committed, on the start date of your program your registration fee becomes non-refundable and non-transferable to another session (except in extraordinary circumstances).

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Photography by Jessica Washburn, Bliss Chocolatier and Ecole Chocolat

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