Edible-Alpha® Training And Boot Camp Opportunities

Edible-Alpha® Trainings

There is a lot to learn to successfully grow a financially viable food business. It can be confusing to know where to start.

Our live trainings provide the essential knowledge and individual business-level feedback you need to successfully grow your business and raise capital.

And, all attendees get access to everything in Edible-Alpha’s® extensive resource library for one year after attending a session.

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Raising Capital

Raising Money For Your Farm Through Value-Added Producer Grants Webinar

1.5 hours, Paid webinar by Edible-Alpha®

USDA Value-Added Producer grants present a great opportunity to access federal money to grow your farm business. FFI Director Tera Johnson will interview renowned VAPG writer and consultant Jim Gage of JDG Consulting to help you better understand how a VAPG could help your business and if you should be writing one right now.

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

Winter 2021 Farm Business Boot Camp

32 hours of Free training by Edible-Alpha®

The Food Finance Institute (FFI) is partnering with the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to host a Farm Business Boot Camp. Modeled off...

Live Training about Business Models for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Scaler Series: Marketing & Branding Planning Workshop

6.5 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

This workshop takes a deep dive into your marketing and branding to align, focus, and maximize your brand value.

Live Training about Sales and Marketing for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Food Manufacturing

MVP Series: Operations & Organization Planning Workshop

6.5 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

This workshop takes a deep dive into how to develop a high-performing operation/organization and deliver the best quality at the lowest cost.

Live Training about Operations for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

MVP Series: Sources & Uses of Capital Finance Planning Workshop

6 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

This workshop takes a deep dive into how to prepare, evaluate, and engage banks and investors.

Live Training about Operations for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

MVP Series: Food Safety & GFSI Planning Workshop

6.5 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Learn from experts in the industry on how to develop an FSMA-compliant food safety plan and review GFSI certification. This workshop is offered at no charge in 2021 thanks to funding from the SBA.

Live Training about Operations for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

SOLD OUT – Raising Equity [3-Day] Workshop

24-26 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

This event is SOLD OUT, however, we have additional dates coming! Email shelbie.blank@business.wisconsin.edu to get on our notification list! ** The March dates have been...

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

Consultant Huddle to Help You and Your Clients Through the Economic Downturn

For Consultants/Technical Assistance Providers: Monthly on Mondays from 1pm to 2pm CST At the Food Finance Institute, we’ve gone into emergency response mode to leverage the...

Financial Management Boot Camp for Meat Processors

32 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Meat processing is a tough, low-margin business with little room for error. It is a nuanced and complex business and it is imperative to...

Get to Know USDA Local Food Grants Webinar

1 hour event – FREE by Edible-Alpha®

Catch the recording and more resources here!  Join us to discuss funding opportunities from the USDA, in particular the Farmers Market (FMPP) and Local Food (LFPP)...
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On-Demand Training

Building a Valuable Food Brand Course

50 minutes of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Edible-Alpha® has paired up with Katie Mleziva of Real Food Brands to bring you a 50-minute course on how to build a valuable food brand. This course uses Katie’s 3 step framework to develop a brand strategy: Define, Align, and Activate. Following these steps and the exercises within the course workbook will help you set your brand apart and fill your consumers’ needs in a way your competitors can’t or won’t.

Navigate to the course here.

Getting Your Food Products Online On-Demand Course

1 hour of FREE course content by Edible-Alpha®

Edible-Alpha® Program Manager, Sarah Larson, uses her 15+ years of experience working to sell food to provide this overview on starting or growing your online sales.

13-Week Rolling Cash Flow: Forecasting & Debt On-Demand Course

1 hour of FREE course content by Edible-Alpha®

This on-demand course features FFI Director, Tera Johnson, walking you through how to use the Food Finance Institute's 13-week cash flow template. We are offering this course for free as there is an immediate need for all businesses to manage their cash amid this pandemic.
What Your Food Business Business Financial Statements Are Telling You Online Course

What Your Food Business Financial Statements Are Telling You On-Demand Course

2 hours of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

This course provides a review of the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement from the perspective of lenders/investors and from the perspective of making management decisions about your business.

Suggested Training Path: Financing Your Food Business

Looking to raise the capital you need to grow? Whether equity or debt, our Financing Your Food Business path will help you get capital ready.

Live, online instruction with Tera Johnson, Director of the Food Finance Institute

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Finding Your Defensible Uniqueness Online Course

Coming Soon

A business model, not a product, determines whether a food or beverage company makes money. This course will cover all dimensions of successful food business models.

Live, online instruction with Tera Johnson, Director of the Food Finance Institute

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What Your Food Business Business Financial Statements Are Telling You Online Course

If you don’t understand what your financial statements are saying about your business, you will pay the cost in unrecognized accounting problems, lost opportunities to make the company more profitable, and an inability to raise capital. This course covers all three of the primary financial statements: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement.

Live, online instruction with Tera Johnson, Director of the Food Finance Institute

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Financing Food Processing Businesses Online Course

Coming Soon

You will need to raise money to grow your food business. We help you learn how to do a great pitch and properly document your business so you can successfully raise equity investment legally and effectively.