Business Courier: Local entrepreneur to teach new Lindner course

Taren Kinebrew to educate students on food-based businesses

Beginning with the spring 2024 semester, a Cincinnati-area entrepreneur is slated to teach a new entrepreneurship course at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

Taren Kinebrew, owner of Cream + Sugar Coffeehouse and Sweet Petit Desserts, will instruct students in ENTR 5093: How to Start a Food-Based Business as a new adjunct instructor in Lindner’s department of management.

“It’s kind of a bucket list thing,” Kinebrew told the Cincinnati Business Courier. “I guess for me, it’s really the next part of my life.”


Taren Kinebrew, owner of Cream + Sugar Coffeehouse and Sweet Petit Desserts. Photo/Taren Kinebrew.

ENTR 5093 will educate students on food business basics plus more involved components like accounting, legalities and licensing.

“Taking this course will give them the opportunity to ask some of the hard questions and also for me to be very transparent about what’s happening right now,” Kinebrew said.

Kate Harmon, the Center for Entrepreneurship’s executive director and the El and Elaine Bourgraf Director of Entrepreneurship, told the Business Courier that Kinebrew’s experiences as a woman of color, a veteran, a mother and an owner of numerous area businesses make her an ideal mentor for the next wave of business owners.

“I think she brings another area that our students can really learn from, new perspectives,” Harmon said.

Read more from the Cincinnati Business Courier.

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