Our ITMA Masterclass: How to Start a Successful Tea Business™ is a powerful, two-day, intensive learning experience that includes critically important concepts facing an aspiring tea entrepreneur. It will help you turn your tea dream into a reality as you immerse yourself in two days of inspiring education and learning. The Tea Masterclass held on October 8 & 9, 2016, and on September 9 & 10, 2017, were a raving success among all of the registrants.
The ITMA Masterclass™ will be held on-site in San Diego, California, on October 13 & 14, 2018, from 9am to 5pm each day at the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego – Sea World (3888 Greenwood Street, San Diego, CA, 92110 Reservations: (866) 716-8133). Single/double occupancy room rate of $142.00. Seating is limited to 10 registrants.
Registrants will learn the tools and techniques of critically important “How to…” topics including:
- How to Start a Tea Shop
- How to Start a Tea Room
- How to Start a Tea Web Site
- How to Create a Business Plan
- How to Create a Web Site
- How to Create a Marketing Plan
- How to Determine Your Legal Structure
- How to Comply With Government & IRS Regulations
- How to Build Your Management Team
- How to Build Your Brand & Advertising Campaign
- How to Launch Your Tea Business
- How to Grow Your Business
The course provides the training, knowledge, and expertise you need to open and operate a successful tea business right from the start. It will be led by ITMA Certified Tea Master™ and ITMA Certified Tea Blender™ Melissa Salazar, a true tea expert with a successful online tea business, and by ITMA Certified Tea Master™ Chas Kroll, Executive Director of ITMA. Kroll is the former owner of a successful online tea company. He is a highly competent, knowledgeable senior trainer with extensive experience in the tea industry. Together, they are committed to making the event a memorable life-changing experience for everyone.
Registrants will be provided with the 114-page training manual, Start a Successful Tea Business™, which includes a Sample Business Plan. Upon course completion, registrants will receive a Certificate of Completion and the association’s prestigious ITMA Certified Tea Entrepreneur™ designation.
Tuition for the complete program is $1,975 for ITMA Members ($2,225 for Non-Members). To register, post a $250 non-refundable tuition deposit by clicking the button below. Registrants will receive an invoice by email for the balance, which is due on or before October 1, 2018.