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Companies that are startups are beginning to establish revenue sources and customers but still need to fully define their target customer, business model path and fundraising plans. Our content helps these businesses understand what they need to do to move from the startup phase to grow and scale to profitability.

January 2022 Trends Talk

2 hour FREE Webinar by Edible-Alpha®

After a newfangled 2021, you may be wondering what's in store for the food, farming, and food systems industries in 2022. To kick off the new year's Quarterly Trends Talks, FFI staff and special guests will share with you the major highlights expected for 2022. Your business or clients will benefit by staying ahead of the curve. Attendance is free!

Deep Dive: Financing Your Value-Added Farm Series – Getting Capital Ready

2 hours of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

In this lesson Tera walks you through three groups of topics: 1) Business Models and Differentiation; 2) Scale, Target Marketing, and Branding; and 3) Sales, Farm Operations, and Supply Chain

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Raising Equity General Admission + Consultation

26 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Access to the course, all related tools and resources including our proforma template and pitch deck, one-on-one consulting time with the instructor, and networking with other businesses in the room PLUS 2 hours of additional consulting time.

Deep Dive: Building a Valuable Food Brand

50 minutes of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Katie Mleziva of Real Food Brands guides you through her 3 step framework to develop a brand strategy: Define, Align, and Activate. Following these steps and the exercises within the course workbook will help you set your brand apart and fill your consumers’ needs in a way your competitors can’t or won’t.

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Deep Dive: Getting Your Food Products Online

1 hour of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

Sarah Larson uses her 15+ years of experience working to sell food to provide this overview on starting or growing your online sales.

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Deep Dive: 13-Week Rolling Cash Flow – Forecasting & Debt

1 hour of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

This on-demand course features FFI Founder, Tera Johnson, walking you through how to use the 13-week cash flow template.

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Deep Dive: What Your Food Business Financial Statements Are Telling You

2 hours of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

This course provides a review of the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement from the perspective of lenders/investors and from the perspective of making management decisions about your business.

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Your Best R&D Is Totally Free

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Most food and ag entrepreneurs start really small, selling their products mainly, or even exclusively, at farmers markets, community festivals, and other local events....
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Adapt or Bust: Two Forces Impacting All Food and Farm Businesses

In FFI’s first Quarterly Trends Talk, Tera discussed several macro forces shaping our world that food and farm businesses will need to adapt to—and,...

Article about Business Models for businesses that are Growing and Scaling | Startups | Pre-Venture

Why Aren’t There More Meat Processors?

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

The lack of meat processing facilities in the U.S. has been a big problem for decades. Continued consolidation has led to larger but far...

Article about Business Models for businesses that are Growing and Scaling | Startups | Pre-Venture