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Want to Grow, Scale, Make More Money?

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The FFI Fellows Program is back in 2023! Learn how this impactful, expert-led, FREE program helps food-focused businesses build financial resiliency and maximize profitability. Call for applications coming soon, so get the full scoop now.

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Are You Sure Your Business Will Work?

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When entrepreneurs’ assumptions about customers or markets miss the mark, their startups frequently flounder. Early-stage food and farm businesses should test assumptions early to save time, energy, and money and set the stage for success.

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Is Equity Financing Right for Your Farm?

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Emerging farmers may benefit from looking beyond traditional farm financing for capital. Could courting equity investors be the best move? Get 6 tips for acing this strategy.

Article about Raising Capital for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

When Growth Is Not the Smartest Strategy

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Business growth is generally a great goal—but getting bigger or broader isn’t always the best strategy. For some food and ag businesses, the smarter target may be max profitability.

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Why Cash Flow is a Must-Know

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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.

Article about Financial Management for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

From Founder to Team Builder—Are You Ready?

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Founders can take their food businesses only so far before they max out their capacity. Unlocking the next phase of growth may require more hands on deck.

Should Your Food or Farm Business Go International?

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You don’t have to be a big company to successfully sell products overseas. International opportunities abound for small food and ag businesses too. Could yours be a good candidate? Get smart strategies for growing your enterprise globally.

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Building Relationships to Propel Your Business

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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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Is Renting Farmland Smarter Than Buying?

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Plenty of people would love to break into farming, but beginners’ number-one barrier is access to land. With so much farmland already claimed—by older farmers but also increasingly by investors, corporations, and developers—desirable acreage is hard to come by. Plus, the price of farmland in the U.S. is sky-high.

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We Need to Talk About Food Safety

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Food contamination can happen at any stage from farm to fork, which means no food business can afford to slack on security measures. Learn how regulations and tech advances are ensuring a safer food supply.

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