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Cash Is Like Oxygen

25 minutes of Free video by Project Nosh

The reason to pay attention to cash flow is that when cash goes away from you it really starts to hurt in ways that maybe you didn’t anticipate. Brands must always have realistic forecasts for sales, revenue and growth.

Video about Financial Management for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

An in-depth look into FSMA and FDA reform that will impact business

1 hour of Free video content by New Hope Network

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a complicated sweeping reform of the way food safety is regulated. This video series outlines the history, reasoning and goals behind the legislation and what your business has to do to properly comply.

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

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Which Lender is Right for Your Food or Beverage Business?

20 minutes of Paid video by Edible-Alpha®

There is no free money, and there is accountability and responsibility that comes with any sort of loan or even grant to your organization. Instead of a shotgun or kitchen sink approach to seeking financing, target specific funders with specific requests because each has their own requirements, needs and priorities.

Video about Raising Capital for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

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The Locavore’s Dilemma

5 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

The limited amount of people in many communities who are able and willing to buy purely local products creates the "locavore's dilemma." This underscores the importance of using market research data to inform how big the market size is and what people are actually purchasing and where.

Video about Sales and Marketing for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

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The Importance of Raising Money For Your Food or Beverage Business

5 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

All food businesses need money to grow and often grow in rounds or steps. And, in addition, many deals or financial packages often involve putting together multiple sources of money together to fulfill different uses. For example, many food businesses, especially wholesale brands, underestimate the amount of working capital they will need.

Video about Raising Capital for businesses that are Pre-Venture | Startups

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Working with Tier 1 Lenders In Your Food or Beverage Business

10 minutes of Paid video by Edible-Alpha®

Traditional lenders tend to be very conservative, so they often make loans for less than the purchase value of assets, and look to partner with investors and the entrepreneur to finance growing businesses. They look at things like collateral and business strength when assessing the risk of making a loan.

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

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Raising Money in Food is Complicated

5 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

A business model, not a product, determines whether a food or beverage company makes money. If the entrepreneur has a business model that can work, people will look at their documentation and plan and get how the business going to make money and give it to them. However, most entrepreneurs need help putting together their financing requests.

Video about Raising Capital for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

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Working with Private Equity In Your Food or Beverage Business

10 minutes of Paid video by Edible-Alpha®

Private Equity investors are interested in being an owner of a company (perhaps not the controlling interest). This means the business owner must sell the company at some point, and the sale offers a return upon the successful sale or "exit" at sale. Private Equity investors invest in some of the more high-risk investments in the marketplace.

Video about Raising Capital for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

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The Three Pillars of Yumbutter’s Brand

5 minutes of Free video by Edible-Alpha®

Matt D'Amour of Yumbutter talks about the importance of having multiple things that distinguish your food brand so you can remain defensibly unique and mitigate the risk of competition. They joined the food scene when their category (nut butters) was not crowded yet and they were positioned well to overcome roadblocks.

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

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Working With Grants Like The USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant

15 minutes of Paid video by Edible-Alpha®

The best entrepreneurial candidates for VAPG do their due diligence, looking at all aspects of the business, like financing, marketing, product testing, talking to others and hire a team (like lawyers, accountants, etc.) that can help them before rushing into the process.

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

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