ITMA Masterclass:
How to Start a Successful Tea Business™

Tea shopHow to Start a Successful Tea Business™ is a powerful, three-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 three days of intensive, inspiring learning.

The ITMA Masterclass™ will be held on-site in San Diego, California, on October 7 – 9, 2016, from 9am to 5pm each day at the historic Horton Grand Hotel (311 Island Ave., San Diego, California 92101 Phone: 619-544-1886). Single/double occupancy room rate of $142.00 per night (rate may change without notice). 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

melissa_200The 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 chaskroll_newhighly 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 89-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 credential, ITMA Certified Tea Entrepreneur™.

The training contains all the educational requirements an individual needs for achieving the association’s prestigious ITMA Certified Tea Entrepreneur™ designation once the course is completed.

Tuition for the complete program is $2,475 for ITMA Members ($2,725 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 September 20, 2016.