Plan your new food business
Launch your new food business
Grow your food business
Food Business Types
Find your path based on the specific food business type you have.
Keep your food on the move with a food truck.More
Find your home base with physical location.More
Be unique yet accessible through a private label brand.More
Take your food to your customer.More
Open Access is open-source, entirely free platform for community development and small business associations, lenders, cities and counties, and local government agencies to help small business entrepreneurs—particularly BIPOC food entrepreneurs—find the full range of technical assistance and lending opportunities near them. It is designed to be lifted, customized, and housed outside of Food & Society at the Aspen Institute, which built and launched it. This open-source demonstration portal includes generic and cross-cutting information ready for easy customization to your organization, city, or region. Please visit these links for easy guides to adapting it to your own needs and location, and feel free to reach out should you have questions about using this platform at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our landing page to download the code base and review our user guide to easily implement this portal for your own community.