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Small Direct Local Food Brand

A small direct local brand is defined as a company that sells food products exclusively in a local market. Usually, the vast majority of its sales are through retail and direct-to-consumer channels to make this business model viable.

Raising Equity For Your Food Business Live Online Course

Raising Equity Online Course – Course Access Only (October 2019)

6 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

This course helps you make your business model investment worthy, develop a game plan for successfully raising both debt and equity, and start assembling your financial request package, all keys to successfully raising money to grow.

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

Local Direct To Consumer Food Brand

Local Direct Brands Business Model Optimization Report

9 page Paid report with proforma financials by Edible-Alpha®

This report provides everything you need to successfully launch and finance a profitable local food brand, including proforma financial statements and best practices in business strategy, defensibly unique products, compelling branding, direct sales opportunities, operations/quality assurance and a realistic financial model.
Funky Fresh Spring Rolls

Food Entrepreneurship and Resilience – A Funky Fresh Take With Trueman McGee

1 hour of Free audio by Edible-Alpha®

Funky Fresh Spring Rolls is a company that produces uniquely flavored, hand rolled spring rolls that are baked or grilled (not fried) with fresh and local ingredients. The Funky Fresh team began selling at Farmers Markets, which in addition to providing early cash flow have functioned as market research labs, allowing them to talk directly to consumers.

Podcast about Operations for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Union Kitchen

How Union Kitchen’s Ecosystem Helps Build Profitable Food Businesses

50 minutes of Free audio by Edible-Alpha®

Union Kitchen is a shared-use kitchen and food business accelerator in in Washington D.C. While having a shared-use kitchen eliminates the need for capital for kitchen equipment, there are many other things food businesses need to raise capital for, which is why they have distribution and retail outlets as part of their model.

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

Madison Sourdough Dave Lohrentz

Growing Madison Sourdough Intentionally Through Vertical Integration

1 hour & 15 minutes of Free audio by Edible-Alpha®

Madison Sourdough has grown using a vertically integrated business model by adding a restaurant that highlights their baked goods and bakery. They have also added an artisanal grain mill to their production processes, sourcing much of the flour themselves from local producers.

Podcast about Business Models for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Clare And Matt Quince And Apple

A Steady, Slow Growth Path For Quince and Apple’s Niche Domination

1 hour & 10 minutes of Free audio by Edible-Alpha®

Because Quince and Apple has labor-intensive, artisanal products, the best strategy was not to compete on quantity or price. Instead, they chose to compete by dominating an emerging niche (pairing their products with specialty cheeses) while telling the defensibly unique story of their artisanal processes.

Podcast about Business Models for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Adding Value to Farm Products: The Legal Issues

26 pages of Free report content by Farm Commons

The decision to add a value-added line is a serious one. There is no single set of laws that apply to value-added products and no single definition of a value added product. Instead, each law may have its own specific definition. This guide helps you to navigate what to look for in terms of legal implications when you are adding value to your products.

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

Adam Haen

Essential Advice For Food Startups

15 minute Free read by Adam Haen

Startup food businesses have a multitude of things to consider and do before they every make their product commercially for customers. This guide walks new and aspiring food and beverage business owners through these essential considerations, everything from finding a good mentor to insurance to pricing.

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

Road Map For Food Businesses

Essential Questions and Steps For Food Startups

Free checklist by Adam Haen

All food and beverage businesses have an overwhelming amount of stuff that they have to sort through to launch their business. These questions help new and aspiring food and beverage business owners navigate the plethora of considerations, everything from incorporation to permits to designing your business to be defensibly unique.

Books or Guide about Operations for businesses that are Pre-Venture | Startups

Distribution

Pricing Through Distribution Worksheet

Paid tool by Edible-Alpha®

Food and Beverage producers should always work backwards from the selling price to determine the wholesale price. Sometimes both retailer and distributor margins can be lower in certain competitive product categories and in large scale conventional distributors and retailer. However, it is difficult to sustain at a Gross Margin Contribution of less than 35%.
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