Business Models

A business model, not a product, determines whether a food or beverage company makes money. Our resources help you learn what makes a profitable and fundable business model.

T4 Solutions Streamlines Grocery E-commerce

1 hour 28 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Brad chats with T4 Solutions’ Steve Mehmert about the rapidly changing grocery industry and exciting technologies helping independent stores compete.

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Is Food Service Right for Your Brand?

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Have you overlooked a lucrative sales channel? Learn about the boundless opportunities for food and ag entrepreneurs to thrive in the diverse food service sector.

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Flavor Temptations Finds Formula for Omnichannel Success

1 hour 31 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Brad interviews Flavor Temptations co-founder Sara Parthasarathy about dialing in a winning omnichannel strategy, pivoting during a pandemic, and the importance of scenario planning.

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The Truth About Making Money Value-Adding

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Value-added ag businesses are rarely instant moneymakers—they typically take time and a whole lot of learning. Discover what it really takes to launch and grow a thriving value-added enterprise.

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Doudlah Farms Organics Builds a Regenerative Legacy

1 hour 10 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy talks with Doudlah Farms Organics owner Mark Doudlah about transitioning from conventional to organic, moving into regenerative agriculture, and growing a viable value-added ag business.

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Why Discovery Is Key to Startup Success

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Food and farm entrepreneurs get a huge advantage by talking with potential customers when just starting out. Learn how spending sufficient time in discovery can inform product development and lead to business success.

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Field to Freezer Streamlines Meat Processing

55 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Brad chats with Field to Freezer founder Matt McCoy about what it takes to build a tech company and product in the food space.

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6 Entrepreneurship Lessons to Learn Now

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

For decades, many people who wanted to work in the food industry would try to land career jobs with big corporations. That’s not necessarily...

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Exploring the Arc of Entrepreneurship with Kwadwo Owusu-Ofori

1 hour 15 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Brad invites in Twi Pods founder Kwadwo Owusu-Ofori for a compelling conversation about the journey of entrepreneurship today and what it takes for food startups to break through and thrive.

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How Rustic Road Farm Became a Community Treasure

1 hour 3 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy chats with Rustic Road Farm founder Marc Bernard about starting an organic farm from scratch, expanding the operation, and diversifying the business model for sustained success.

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Sweet Pea’s Succeeds with Small-Town Pie Shop

1 hour 29 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Brad chats with Sweet Pea’s founder Rachel Smith about what it takes to launch and grow a small-town food business, from refining the business model to securing financing to fostering careers locally.

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3 Surprising Truths About Effective Marketing

10 minute Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Marketing is essential for any business to grow. But most food and farm entrepreneurs already know that. They realize that no matter how high-quality, unique, or delicious their product is, it won’t generate sales if nobody knows about it.

Why Food Brands Should Explore Sustainable Packaging Now

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Many food and farm businesses have been prioritizing sustainable CPG packaging for years, choosing recyclable, compostable, or reusable solutions whenever possible. They feel strongly...

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Betterbin Leverages Data to Demystify Recycling

1 hour 2 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Betterbin founder and CEO Michelle Goetsch shares her story of helping CPG brands and consumers solve the recycling crisis with a machine learning–powered app and valuable data.

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7 Success Strategies for Value-Added Ag

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

For farmers looking to diversify their income and boost total revenue, value-adding can be a great way to go. At its core, value-added agriculture means transforming a raw commodity into something new and of greater value. Any of these opportunities can provide immense value to consumers, increase a farm’s notoriety and generate additional income for the farm business.

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B&E’s Trees Diversifies with Value-Added Brand Embark Maple

1 hour 01 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Bree Breckel and Eric Weninger of of B&E’s Trees and Embark Maple share their story of becoming maple farmers, value-adding, pivoting strategies and launching a new consumer brand during a pandemic.

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How Eco Practices Can Boost Farm Revenues

1 hour 7 minutes of Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

FFI founder Tera Johnson, now CEO of Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, helps farmers navigate the many conservation options now available to protect ecosystems while enhancing farm revenues.

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How to Make More Money Farming

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Raising livestock or poultry is hard work. Making money at it might be even harder. Along with spending long, grueling hours planting pastures, fixing...

FACT Helps Farmers Raise Animals Humanely

56 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy welcomes Larissa McKenna of Food Animal Concerns Trust to discuss how livestock and poultry farmers can make their operations more humane, benefiting the animals, the environment and even their bottom line.

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Financing Food and Ag Beyond the Pandemic

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Although COVID-19 has affected every industry, food and agriculture have been hit disproportionately hard. Prior to the pandemic, more than 50% of food was...