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A business model, not a product, determines whether a food or beverage company makes money.
Our reports cover all dimensions of the business model, including the revenue model, business strategy, sales and distribution, operations and quality assurance, financial benchmarks, and capital structure. All reports come with supporting simulated proforma financial statements with real world, sector-specific assumptions so you can develop a realistic path to financial success.
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Wholesale Food and Beverage Brands
Integrated Food and Beverage Businesses
Farming and Agri-tourism
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Business Model Optimization Report?
A business model, not a product, determines whether a food or beverage company makes money. Our Business Model Optimization Reports present, in detail, what it really takes to launch a successful food, beverage or value-added farm business. Since different business models have different requirements for profitability, capitalization and a whole host of other factors, each report covers a different business model. All reports are included with our Premium Subscription Options.
What sorts of information is in these reports?
All dimensions of the business are covered, including revenue models, business strategy, brand and product management, sales and distribution, operations and quality assurance, financial benchmarks and capital structure. In addition to receiving access to a PDF with the above, our reports include the supporting simulated proforma financial statements with assumptions in Excel.
How does payment work for reports?
You’ll need a valid credit or debit card to purchase a report. You can view our refund policy on our Terms and Conditions page.
When will I receive my reports?
Once we receive payment, you will receive an email with a link to the report documents where you can view them when you are logged in to Edible-Alpha®. You will also have an account with Edible-Alpha® where you can view the report materials at your leisure.
How would I use one of these reports?
These reports help you understand what it takes to make that particular business model profitable and what sources and uses of capital you can expect as you raise money to capitalize that business. So, the reports can be used to understand a venture before starting it as well as understanding that businesses’ growth path to profitability.
We strongly advise entrepreneurs to work with a consultant to understand and implement what is outlined in these reports due to the highly technical nature of the content. Note that consultants can share these reports with their clients as part of their consulting practice, per our terms and conditions.
What is Edible-Alpha® Premium?
An Edible-Alpha® Premium Subscription gets you access to all of our content, including our signature business model optimization reports, simulated proforma financial statements and online courses for the life of your subscription. You can learn more about Edible-Alpha® and the organizations behind it on our About Us page.
Are any parts of Edible-Alpha® free?
Edible-Alpha® includes a limited amount of free educational content about best financial practices of food, beverage and value-added farm businesses in the form of reports, videos, podcasts and other online resources.
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