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Huddle Notes from September, 21st, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on remembering Ruth Bader Ginsberg, resilient farming, and business models that rock. Listen to and watch the recording here.

Huddle Notes from September 28th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on the impacts of the current fires on the west coast, food insecurity trends, and how COVID is changing our industry’s landscape.

Huddle Notes from August 31st, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on how consumer behavior is impacting purchasing, what investment looks like during COVID, and corporate socially responsible mission-driven organizations.

Huddle Notes from August 17th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on tradeshows moving to virtual, the evolution and future of distribution systems,  and commodity crop agriculture’s recent hit.

Huddle Notes from August 10th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on affirming organizational culture, financial innovation, and the future of cities and how food will play a role including examples of farming opportunities.

Huddle Notes from August 3rd, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on an innovative food pantry model, how community investment has changed, and our food systems need for a major overhaul to benefit the US economy.

Huddle Notes from July 13th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on how food and farm businesses can prepare now for a prolonged pandemic and economic recession.

Huddle Notes from July 20th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on food hub hurdles, pivots and successes; transformative supply chain technologies; and sustainable packaging innovation.

Huddle Notes from July 27th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on business pivot-related resources to utilize and Tera walks through a business’s struggles during COVID and how bankruptcy can benefit food, beverage, and farm businesses in similar situations.

Huddle Notes from July 6th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on four types of businesses emerging through COVID and an especially innovative business that has built themselves up and over COVID hurdles.

Huddle Notes from June 29th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on global climate innovations, news in the specialty foods sector including brand strategies, and updates on SBA funding.

Huddle Notes from June 22nd, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on observations in the beef, cheese, and indoor agriculture industries, SBA funding opportunities still available, and the future of trade shows.

Pandemic Pivot: Finding New Business Opportunities

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every food and farm business in some way. But for all the roadblocks this situation has caused, it has also opened up new opportunities. That is why FFI has been talking about shifting business strategies in response to the pandemic and predicted recession. Could alternate sales channels, product offerings, or distribution models keep your company rocking?

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Huddle Notes from June 8th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on the racial barriers to accessing capital, how we see the impacts within our work, and how we can make progress.

How Women in Food Get Funded

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Women found innovative food and farm businesses all the time, yet they still have a harder time landing investment than male entrepreneurs do. Part of the issue is decision-makers in the investment world are predominantly men. Regardless, it is still entirely possible for female founders to raise money successfully. Gaining financial literacy is the first step. They need to be exceptionally well-versed in their needs and numbers and go into investment discussions with confidence.

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Huddle Notes from June 1st, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on economic projections, food bank news, plus food and farm business trends across the country.

Building a Beverage Brand, from Foraging to Financing

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Rachael Young of yaupon beverage brand YAYAYA joins Tera to talk about building a beverage brand around an unknown plant, working with copackers and courting investor partners who know the food space.

Your Food Brand Belongs Online—But Where?

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If e-commerce wasn’t a priority for food brands before, COVID-19 has certainly made it one. Online food sales are soaring right now, and many shoppers want to buy direct from producers. A big part of your online strategy is deciding which online platforms to pursue. Our latest podcast explores how to figure this out. Also check out our free business tools to guide businesses during this tricky time, and remember to join our Monday virtual huddles for entrepreneurs and consultants.

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Huddle Notes From May 18th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on how consumers are spending and shopping during COVID, comparing data from the 2008-2009 recession to current times, and how businesses are pivoting.

Huddle Notes From May 11th, 2020

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The huddles this week focused on statistics on the latest food trends, farm resources, and what the coming months may look like as states open back up.
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