Edible-Alpha® Learning Center Trainings

There is a lot to learn to successfully grow a financially viable food business. It can be confusing to know where to start.

Our live immersion and on-demand deep-dive trainings provide the essential knowledge and individual business-level feedback you need to successfully grow your business and raise capital.

Attendees of our Immersion Trainings get exclusive access to everything in Edible-Alpha® Learning Center’s extensive resource library for one year through our Unlimited Learner Pass. Scholarship funds are available, learn more here.

Recurring

Level 1 and Level 2 Consultant Training (February & March 2024)

Virtual
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Level 1 Consultant Training provides an in-depth look at what food, beverage and value-added farm businesses need to do to optimize their business model and capital structure for profitability. Level 2 builds on Level 1 by helping participants navigate the process of raising appropriate debt, strategic investments, and equity investments in food, beverage and value-added farm businesses.

$500

MVP Series Workshop: eCommerce Management (June 2024)

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This workshop will help you develop your eCommerce strategy and learn how Amazon (and/or other strategic partner sites) can maximize your business potential. Learn how to leverage best practices on Amazon to build your eCommerce business strategy.

FFI MVP Series Workshop: Risk & Legal Management (October 2024)

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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).


Deep Dive Training

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

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: How and When to Use Debt to Finance a Farm Business

1 hour 20 minutes of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

Food Finance Institute Farm Outreach Specialist, Andy Larson walks you through how debt, when utilized properly, can be a fundamental tool to benefit your farm business.

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

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

Deep Dive: Financing Your Value-Added Farm Series – Getting Capital Ready

2 hours of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

In this lesson Tera walks you through three groups of topics: 1) Business Models and Differentiation; 2) Scale, Target Marketing, and Branding; and 3) Sales, Farm Operations, and Supply Chain

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

Deep Dive: Building a Valuable Food Brand

50 minutes of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Brand strategy is not something you should do next, it’s important to do it first so you can align all of your business activities to work together to grow your brand equity, set your brand apart, drive loyalty and build a valuable brand!

Deep Dive: Getting Your Food Products Online

1 hour of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

Sarah Larson uses her 15+ years of experience working to sell food to provide this overview on starting or growing your online sales.

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

Deep Dive: 13-Week Rolling Cash Flow – Forecasting & Debt

1 hour of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

This on-demand course features FFI Founder, Tera Johnson, walking you through how to use the 13-week cash flow template.

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

Deep Dive: What Your Food Business Financial Statements Are Telling You

2 hours of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

This course provides a review of the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement from the perspective of lenders/investors and from the perspective of making management decisions about your business.

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