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Entrepreneurial Business for Food Services (Advanced)

This series of courses provides students with the skills necessary to develop an actionable business plan for starting a food service enterprise such as a catering business, café, restaurant, or a food truck. Courses cover the legal aspects of starting a business, the basics of a marketing/feasibility analysis, and the components necessary to develop a strong business plan. The courses are open to any California residents interested in pursuing food entrepreneurship.

This certificate is an advanced continuation of the Food Entrepreneurship Training Academy (FETA) program offered by the Alameda County SBDC and the Alameda County Community Development Agency. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate FETA courses are strongly encouraged to register!

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Tuition-free! | Class begins March 29!

Course Synonym Course Title Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days Location
BA-921A-02 085302 Developing Your Business Plan 03/29/21 04/07/21 6:30 PM 8:35 PM MW Zoom
BA-921C-01 085303 Business Plan Development for the Food Services Industry 04/12/21 04/21/21 6:30 PM 8:35 PM MW Zoom
BA-921B-02 085286 Legal Aspects of Small Business 05/07/21 05/21/21 1:00 PM 4:00 PM F Zoom


After completing the Entrepreneurial Business Advanced for Food Services certificate, students will be able to:    

  1. Develop the ability to prepare an outline of the elements that will be in a business plan for food business.
  2. Identify and describe legal risk issues that will affect the proposed business venture.
  3. Articulate the components of a business plan specific to opening a food service operation.
  4. Develop conceptual and practical knowledge of managing a food business and the resources needed to sustain and grow that business. 



Already a student? Register here!
New to Ohlone College (or returning after a semester or more away)? Click here to complete the free noncredit application.

Cheers to you!
After successful completion of these 3 courses, students will be granted a Certificate of Completion in Entrepreneurial Business Advanced for Food Services. Earning a noncredit certificate is a significant accomplishment that allows you to show others, such as employers, what you have achieved. Ohlone College noncredit certificates are reviewed by the faculty, the Ohlone College Board of Trustees, and California Community College Chancellor's Office, and signify the completion of a series of connected courses.

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About Your Instructors

Stephen Goveia
Stephen A. Goveia has a long record of successfully establishing startups and restructuring complex businesses in the US, Europe, and Asia. Stephen has served as a corporate officer and management consultant to numerous healthcare, tech, and educational management companies. Mr. Goveia has extensive experience across industries and is a Founding Partner of Madeira Ventures LLC, an early stage investment and strategy consulting firm, providing start-up consulting to emerging businesses of minority, women and veterans owned businesses. Mr. Goveia earned his MBA at the University of South Carolina, attended Miami University and Western Illinois University. He is a CPA and a GPHR, has served on several technology company boards, and is a former facilitator with the Alliance of CEO’s and the Business Growth Accelerator Program. He is currently CEO of Medconx and Qathex, Board Advisor to Green Clean Water and Waste, NCORD a medical records Company, AP42 and Inoribs Technologies.

Long Nguyen
Long Nguyen holds a Master of Science in Accountancy from Cal State East Bay. Prior to teaching full time, he worked as a Financial Auditor for California Department of Health Care Services. He has worked in administration, bank, restaurant, and government. He is passionate about being a life-long learner, solving business problems, and encouraging his students to grow to their fullest potential.

Reach out to Emily Burns at or by calling 1-510-742-2308.