Financial Management

Financial Management

Accounting, cash flow management, and financial projections. We help you understand the key drivers of your financial performance and cash flow needs so you can ensure successful operations.

Farmer Brothers Distill Grains into Profits

1 hour 5 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy interviews Will Glazik of Cow Creek Organic Farm and Silver Tree Beer & Spirits to learn how he and his brothers are building upon their family farming legacy with a consumer brand and their own grain distillery

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Why Cash Flow is a Must-Know

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

So many factors can make or break a food or farm business—but none are more predictive than cash flow. Learn why getting a firm grip on it and forecasting cash needs are crucial for business survival.

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Sisters Succeed with Simple Syrup, Soda Shop, and Subscriptions

1 hour 19 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Simple Goodness Sisters Belinda Kelly and Venise Cunningham share how they’ve launched and scaled their unique diversified farm-based business and what they’ll tackle next.

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Doctor Turns Dates into Healthier Sweetener

1 hour and 3 minutes of Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Physician-turned-entrepreneur Sylvie Charles, M.D., shares why she founded Just Date, how she has built a thriving business, and what will fuel its next phase of growth.

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Building Relationships to Propel Your Business

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Accessing financing isn’t always a straight line for Value-Added farmers. Read about one farm’s path to growing their cheese business beyond just selling at farmers markets.

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Together Farms Diversifies into Agritourism

1 hour 15 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy talks with Together Farms’ Stephanie Schneider about building a successful diversified farm business from scratch, making mistakes and learning along the way, and honing operations to boost efficiencies.

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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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5 Financial Tips for Farm Business Success

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

After starting from scratch just over a decade ago, Marc and Luis Bernard have grown Rustic Road Farm on the fringes of suburban Chicago into something really special. Today, they sell organic produce, pastured meats and eggs, and a range of value-added products direct to consumers, and they love hosting the community on-farm. In this podcast, Marc shares their fascinating journey and offers excellent advice for launching and growing a viable ag business.

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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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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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Get to Know USDA Local Food Grants

52 minutes of Free video content by Edible-Alpha®

This webinar reviews resources available from the USDA, digs into the details of LFPP and FMPP grants, and integrates a live audience Q&A to learn more about what is eligible for award. Listen to learn more about how to submit for these grants funds that support local foods!

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How to Keep Farmland in Farmers’ Hands

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

According to USDA’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, the average age of the American farmer is 57.5, up from 56.3 in 2012. What’s more, a...

Building Investment Cases for Regenerative Farming

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Farming is hard work, but financing a new organic or regenerative endeavor is its own beast. Land can be expensive and tough to access,...

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Why Regenerative Agriculture, Why Now?

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

In the last few years, regenerative agriculture has catapulted from a somewhat nebulous notion to something everyone is talking about. Regenerative agriculture centers on...
Two peoples hands cupping dirt that has a green sprout growing out of it.

The Potential Power of Impact Investing

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

After a long delay due to COVID-19, Edible-Alpha® Live! finally happened—virtually—last Wednesday to showcase the many ways impact investing can transform our food system. The event...

How Much Money Should You Really Raise?

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Given the global pandemic, now might not seem like the best time to court investment. Well, it’s true the current economic climate isn’t ideal...

CFO Savvy for Growing Food Brands

1 hour 16 minutes of Free podcast by Edible-Alpha®

In Edible-Alpha® podcast #65, Tera interviews Heidi Huntington, vice president of finance at AVL Growth Partners in Boulder, Colorado, which lends finance and operations...

It’s Go Time! Act Fast to Save or Shutter Your Business

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

In this crazy new world we’re living in, small businesses nationwide are torn on how to proceed, especially those suffering significant sales losses due...

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Huddle Notes from April 6th, 2020

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

The huddles this week focused on how the current situation for food and farm businesses is going to go on for a while and coming out of it will be very slow.

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Is Bankruptcy Best? How Food Businesses Can Decide

1 hours of Free podcast by Edible-Alpha®

With the COVID-19 crisis assailing most food businesses, entrepreneurs must take a hard look at cashflow and decide: try to keep going or close up shop? Consultant Bartlett Durand talks with Tera about the realities of bankruptcy (it’s not a moral failing!), the leverage that small businesses have, how bankruptcy lawyers can help, and the measures that can best protect companies’ interests whether they opt to forge ahead or fold. This podcast is loaded with useful information and strategies to help food and farm entrepreneurs through the current economic downturn.