The FEAST! Smart Start toolkit provides an intentional framework and customized businesses training specific to the growth needs of each food business. Any organization or town that seeks to make food-based businesses a primary economic development focus will find this model invaluable to increase business knowledge, market opportunities and operational success.

The FEAST! Smart Start Toolkit is a collection of documents and plans to help communities and organizations replicate the program. Use the following modules to replicate FEAST! Smart Start in your community. Download the each file individually below.

Download by Module

Module 1: Welcome to the FEAST! Smart Start Initiative

Module 2: Planning your Smart Start Initiative

Module 3: Launching your Smart Start Initiative

Module 4: Delivering Executive Trainings

Module 5: Establishing Relationships – Peer and Coach Meetings

Download by Module

Module 1: Welcome to the FEAST! Smart Start Initiative

Start Here

Module 2: Planning your Smart Start Initiative

Planning Guide

Module 3: Launching your Smart Start Initiative

Planning Guide
Sample Conference Invite
Region Map for Conference
Region Map with Markers
Kick-off Conference Agenda
Conference Evaluation
Benchmark Assessment
Executive Training Application