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Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Grant Writer Consultant Training

Writing a Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) takes substantial time, strategy, organization, and mobilization. These grants open doors for new projects by providing farm-businesses with the funds to expand their current markets or enter into new ones, thereby increasing financial returns going forward. This training equips consultants to write high quality VAPG grant applications for their clients, increasing the likelihood that they will get funded.

Live Training about Raising Capital for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Deep Dive: Sales and Distribution Planning and Management

34 minutes of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

In this course, you will learn how to develop your sales & distribution plans and more effectively navigate sales & food and beverage distribution channels: broker, distributor, and retailer.

Deep Dive: Make Online Sales Your Growth Strategy – Amazon eCommerce Marketplace Overview

34 minutes of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

In this Deep Dive on-demand course, you will learn if Amazon is right for your business and if so, how to get started selling on Amazon.

Deep Dive: Co-Packing: Mindset, Decisions, & Pitfalls

39 minutes of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

This course will help you learn the best practices on how and when to utilize a co-manufacturer and determine which path is right for your food-focused business.

On-Demand Course about Operations for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

MVP Series Workshop: Developing a High-Performance Organization

In this workshop, you will learn to build your business team from the founder’s point of view.

MVP Series Workshop: Risk & Legal Management

In this workshop, you will learn why risk (and risk management) is important to business growth. Businesses without risk are not businesses, they are non-profits. Or stated another way: to achieve above average returns requires taking on business risk (wisely).

MVP Series Workshop: Operations Process & Supply Chain Optimization

This workshop will help you optimize your operations / production processes and supply chain to produce the lowest cost possible, with the best quality, within food safety guidelines.

Deep Dive: Accounting & Finance 101

1 hour 12 minutes of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

This course helps food-focused entrepreneurs understand the basics of accounting and to fill in gaps, where needed.

Deep Dive: Walk Through of Farm Financial Statements – Balance Sheet

54 minutes of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

Food Finance Institute Farm Outreach Specialist, Andy Larson walks you through what a balance sheet is, how to use it, and how it is different for farms versus non-farm businesses.

Unlimited Learner Pass holders or purchasers of the course  – navigate to the course here

Deep Dive: Walk Through of Farm Financial Statements – Income Statement

45 minutes of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

Food Finance Institute Farm Outreach Specialist, Andy Larson walks you through what an income statement is, how to use it, and how it is different for farms versus non-farm businesses.

Unlimited Learner Pass holders or purchasers of the course  – navigate to the course here