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The Locavore's Dilemmavideo

The Locavore’s Dilemma

5 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

The limited amount of people in many communities who are able and willing to buy purely local products creates the "locavore's dilemma." This underscores the importance of using market research data to inform how big the market size is and what people are actually purchasing and where.

Video about Sales and Marketing for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Raising Moneyvideo

The Importance of Raising Money For Your Food or Beverage Business

5 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

All food businesses need money to grow and often grow in rounds or steps. And, in addition, many deals or financial packages often involve putting together multiple sources of money together to fulfill different uses. For example, many food businesses, especially wholesale brands, underestimate the amount of working capital they will need.

Video about Raising Capital for businesses that are Pre-Venture | Startups

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Working with Tier 1 Lenders In Your Food or Beverage Business

10 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

Traditional lenders tend to be very conservative, so they often make loans for less than the purchase value of assets, and look to partner with investors and the entrepreneur to finance growing businesses. They look at things like collateral and business strength when assessing the risk of making a loan.

Video about Raising Capital for businesses that are Pre-Venture | Startups | Growing and Scaling

Raising Money For Your Food Business Is Complicatedvideo

Raising Money in Food is Complicated

5 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

A business model, not a product, determines whether a food or beverage company makes money. If the entrepreneur has a business model that can work, people will look at their documentation and plan and get how the business going to make money and give it to them. However, most entrepreneurs need help putting together their financing requests.

Video about Raising Capital for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Fearless Farm Finances (The Book And Online Videos)

5+ hours of Free video (Book is Paid) by Edible-Alpha®

The updated Fearless Farm Finances 2nd Edition is a one-of-a-kind resource packed with instructions, tips and tools for setting up and managing a farm's financial system. Fearless Farm Finances covers farm financial management, farm data collection/organization, farm investment analysis, enterprise budgets, annual budgeting, business structure decisions, and more.

Books or Guide about Operations for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Calculating Your Cash Flowvideo

Working with Private Equity In Your Food or Beverage Business

10 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

Private Equity investors are interested in being an owner of a company (perhaps not the controlling interest). This means the business owner must sell the company at some point, and the sale offers a return upon the successful sale or "exit" at sale. Private Equity investors invest in some of the more high-risk investments in the marketplace.

Video about Raising Capital for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Yumbuttervideo

The Three Pillars of Yumbutter’s Brand

5 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

Matt D'Amour of Yumbutter talks about the importance of having multiple things that distinguish your food brand so you can remain defensibly unique and mitigate the risk of competition. They joined the food scene when their category (nut butters) was not crowded yet and they were positioned well to overcome roadblocks.

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

USDA VAPGvideo

Working With Grants Like The USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant

15 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

The best entrepreneurial candidates for VAPG do their due diligence, looking at all aspects of the business, like financing, marketing, product testing, talking to others and hire a team (like lawyers, accountants, etc.) that can help them before rushing into the process.

Video about Business Models for businesses that are Pre-Venture | Startups

Underground Food Collectivevideo

Underground Food Collective’s Horizontally Integrated Business Model

5 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

Jonny Hunter of the Underground Food Collective talks about his company's horizontally integrated business model and the efficiencies of sharing a common a common brand, administrative services and marketing across multiple related business entities through shared ownership, experienced management and shared consumer insights.

Video about Business Models for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Edible Startup Summitvideo

Advice From Food Entrepreneurs to Food Entrepreneurs

35 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

Having your own business is difficult and as a founder, you start out with just you. So many things that are difficult to deal with happen in business and how you adapt is key to business survival. Finding creative revenue streams and maybe even a new business model can be the way your business survives deaths, fires and funding falling through.

Video about Business Models for businesses that are Pre-Venture | Startups