How to Manufacture Locally

By SFMade (other events)

Tuesday, September 25 2012 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

If you are planning to produce clothing, accessories, food or building/furniture products, this session is for you! In an interactive and supportive environment, you’ll learn how to set-up and manage your own manufacturing operation or use contract manufacturers.

We will cover key considerations including:

• Assessing your needs and what makes the most sense for your particular business

• Information and referrals to local factories and manufacturing resources

• Acquiring facilities and where to look

• Zoning and Permitting Issues

• Obtaining financing

• Addressing legal issues and documentation requirements

• Overcoming specific roadblocks and challenges

• Making valuable connections with your local manufacturing community

Presenters: Kate Sofis, Executive Director, SFMade, and Janet Lees, Director of Programs and Communications, SFMade