The Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College. Topics covered in the Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course Online include the following:
Getting Ready to Become a Gourmet Food Store Owner
- Skills and Knowledge You Will Need
- Gaining Valuable Experience
- Resources for Self-Study
Starting Your Gourmet Food Store
- Choosing Your Niche
- Options for Starting a Gourmet Food Store
- Choosing a Store Name
- Your Business Plan
- Start-Up Financing
- Legal Matters
Setting up Your Retail Gourmet Food Store
- Finding a Location
- Store Design
- Displaying Merchandise
- Retail Equipment and Supplies
- Obtaining Your Inventory
Running Your Gourmet Food Store Business
- Store Operations
- Inventory Management
- Pricing Merchandise
- Getting Paid
- Financial Management
Getting and Keeping Your Customers
- Marketing Tools
- Marketing Techniques
- Customer Service
What Happens in the Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course Online
The Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (FabJob Guide to Become a Gourmet Food Store Owner). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.
This part-time Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course Online has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.
The Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course Online has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.
What Is Included in the Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course Online
This all-inclusive Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course Online package includes:
- Registration for the online Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course
- Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
- (Optional) 2020 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Gourmet Food Store Owners for only $2 per month
- Downloadable Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
- (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
- Textbook: FabJob Guide to Become a Gourmet Food Store Owner (e-book edition)
It’s a good time for this sort of business. The US consumer has become far more educated, sophisticated, and choosy. The days of truck-driver coffee, industrial produce, flavorless mass-market bread, and bland chemical cheeses are over — and many consumers are willing to pay for the good stuff.” – Shel Horowitz, marketing expert and author of seven books, frugalmarketing.com
There really is no ‘typical’ day in this industry, which makes it fun and always exciting!” – Laura Weiss, Owner, Dolce (2,300 square foot gourmet food store), Atlanta, Georgia
Registration Fee for the Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course
You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from almost 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.
Our online career college certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and includes a textbook and one-year professional membership – a total value of almost $377. NEW YEAR SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course is priced at only $97 U.S. for the January 27, 2020 course.
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Easy Changes and Cancellations
It’s easy to change or cancel your course registration. See our FAQ page for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Money Do Gourmet Food Store Owners Make?
As a gourmet food store owner, your income is determined by a number of factors, including: your experience, location, business model and how much revenue your gourmet food store generates. According to data from PayScale, the average income for a small business owner in the United States is $73,000 – however this can range up to $182,000 or more.
What Does a Gourmet Food Store Owner Do?
If you are a “foodie” who is looking for a rewarding retail business that allows you to profit from your passion for fine food, then opening a gourmet food store is for you. You might choose to start a gourmet grocery store, an upscale organic food store or health food store, a store that carries a line of popular ethnic food, or a shop that sells freshly prepared gourmet meal components.
How Do I Open a Gourmet Food Store?
Earning a certificate as a gourmet food store owner will equip you with the principles and techniques for opening and running your own gourmet food store. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
What is the Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course?
In IAP Career College’s part-time online Gourmet Food Store Owner Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional gourmet food store owner. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
What is IAP Career College?
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and “dream” careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life – you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.