The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) has more than 60 years of experience assisting in business success. The BEP requires that prospective business owners complete a training program consisting of online classroom and at-facility training. Classroom instruction includes food service safety and sanitation, merchandising, customer service, management skills, BEP regulations, bookkeeping, restaurant law, equipment maintenance and first aid (with cardiopulmonary resuscitation). At-facility training gives potential owners actual work experience with a licensed manager who operates an enterprise. After the training, you must pass a final exam to become licensed and then apply for an available BEP facility.
BSVI is committed to ensuring that all BE licensed Operators have access to necessary Upward-Mobility training opportunities. For guidance on training, please visit
Upward Mobility 2019
Statewide 2019 Notes and Exhibitor Contacts
Coffee 101 - How To Make a Great Cup of Coffee is an Upward Mobility Training arranged by the BEP and instructed by Shaffer Distributing Company technicians. Please visit Coffee 101 Outline for information regarding the Upward Mobility training.
You may also watch the training series videos online to link to videos files that we hope you find useful.
If you have questions, please contact the Business Enterprise Training Program Manager at 614-438-1279.