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Companies that are growing and scaling have established revenue sources and customers but still need to accelerate their growth to be profitable in a sustainable manner. Our content helps these businesses learn the ins and outs of managing growth, raising growth capital and optimizing their business model for growth.

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

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Communicate Your Financials Well to Raise Capital

5 minute Free read by Edible-Alpha®

As more and more consumers demand healthy, natural and free-from foods and as more capital and technical assistance is made available for new and innovative brands, the brands that survive will be the ones who take their communication about their financial position (and other metrics like store velocities) seriously.

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New National Brands Drive CPG Innovation, Inspire M&A

5 minute Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Financing food businesses is getting more complicated, with national brands/CPG producers having to raise millions to support their growth. However, large, established food companies are often slow to innovate and this provides an opportunity for those companies to make a strategic investment in up-and coming brands.

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Financing Your Value-Added Farm or Food Businessvideo

Financing Food and Beverage Businesses, An Overview

55 minutes of Paid video by Edible-Alpha®

Food, beverage and value-added agriculture businesses need to raise money serially in order to grow. And, they need different kinds of money at different stages of their growth path. And, specific sources of money are often for specific uses, and all of this needs to be documented.

Video about Business Models for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

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Entity Formation for Your Food Business

1 hour and 10 minutes of Paid video by Edible-Alpha®

How you form your food, beverage or value-added agriculture business has huge implications for your particular business development and growth path, as well as regulatory and tax considerations. This includes what kinds of money you are able to raise.

Video about Operations for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

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Equity Crowdfunding

15 minutes of Paid video by Edible-Alpha®

Equity-based crowdfunding (not to be confused with donation or rewards-based crowdfunding) is a new industry and it may not be worth pursuing as a source of capital for such small amounts of money from so many investors who now have an ownership stake in the business.

Video about Raising Capital for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Market Trends in Food and Beverage - 2016video

Market Trends in Food and Beverage – 2016

50 minutes of Paid video by Edible-Alpha®

There are many trends affecting consumers' interaction with and purchasing behavior with food, including the interest in local, organic, free-from and other claims.The consumer is overwhelmed with choice and retailers are trying to satisfy these trends to give them more choices given all of these niche diets and preferences.

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

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Investor Pitch Deck Template

12 Paid powerpoint slides by Edible-Alpha®

This deck provides the standard outline of topics that any food, beverage or value-added farm business would need to pitch investors on their business model. The main goal of the presentation is to communicate the vision, strategy, and business model enough to capture the investor attention and interest.

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Growing An Artisan Cheese Company By Selling Direct to Consumers

30 minutes of Free audio by Edible-Alpha®

Bill Anderson of Creme de la Coulee is a Wisconsin local artisan cheese maker who uses a CSA model through a cheese of the month club to connect directly with consumers. He talks about what it takes to grow a local artisan cheese company and what you have to consider when thinking about scaling that up.

Podcast about Business Models for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Yumbutter

Building Yumbutter Into a National Nut and Seed Butter Brand

1 hour of Free audio by Edible-Alpha®

Matt D'Amour of Yumbutter talks about the challenges in growing a national food brand and it is important to raise the right amount of money (usually more than you think) to support the roll-out of your national brand in grocery stores. It is important for your brand to have multiple pillars to remain defensibly unique.

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