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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #12: Company Valuations With LBW Wealth

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #12: Company Valuations With LBW Wealth

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #12, Tera talks with Timothy Bickmore and Nathaniel Leach of LBW Wealth about company valuations and the importance of having a defensibly unique business model with realistic assumptions about future growth in order to obtain an accurate valuation. LBW Wealth has a long-term investment horizon and practices a bottom-up method of […]

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Advisors and Feedback Are Essential to Food Business Success; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 6-15-2017

Advisors and Feedback Are Essential to Food Business Success; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 6-15-2017

Welcome to Edible-Alpha™ Insights, our twice-monthly roundup of the best food and beverage finance news, events and resources about business model insights, raising capital, consumer packaged goods (CPG)/national brands, market trends, deals/M&A, and industry events. Our newsletter is the absolute easiest way to stay up to date with the latest industry news, events and resources, […]

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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #11: SBA 504 Loans with Diane Byler of WBD

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #11: SBA 504 Loans with Diane Byler of WBD

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #11, Tera talks with Diane Byler of WBD about SBA 504 Loans. An SBA 504 loan is a special product that can only be offered by a Certified Development Company (CDC) like WBD in partnership with a local lender. The 504 loan is designed to help small businesses grow and create […]

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True “Disruption” of Food Is Difficult; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 5-25-2017

True “Disruption” of Food Is Difficult; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 5-25-2017

Infographic by CB Insights Welcome to Edible-Alpha™ Insights, our twice-monthly roundup of the best food and beverage finance news, events and resources about business model insights, raising capital, consumer packaged goods (CPG)/national brands, market trends, deals/M&A, and industry events. Our newsletter is the absolute easiest way to stay up to date with the latest industry […]

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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #10: Food Hubs with Tara Roberts-Turner of the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #10: Food Hubs with Tara Roberts-Turner of the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #10, Tera talks with Tara Roberts-Turner, General Manager of the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative about what it takes to run a food hub. The Wisconsin Farmers Union and 7 farmers started the Hub with the core belief that the best way to get the Hub off the ground was to include […]

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Communicate Your Financials Well to Raise Capital; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 5-11-2017

Communicate Your Financials Well to Raise Capital; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 5-11-2017

Welcome to Edible-Alpha™ Insights, our twice monthly roundup of the best food and beverage finance news, events and resources about business model insights, raising capital, consumer packaged goods (CPG)/national brands, market trends, deals/M&A, and industry events. Our newsletter is the absolute easiest way to stay up to date with the latest industry news, events and […]

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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #9: Farm Credit With Paul Dietmann of Badgerland Financial

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #9: Farm Credit With Paul Dietmann of Badgerland Financial

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #9, Tera talks with Paul Dietmann of Badgerland Financial about the Farm Credit system and opportunities for farmers to access the financing they need. The Farm Credit system consists of a farmer owned, farmer led co-ops which primarily lend to farmers and any agriculture producers anywhere in all 50 U.S. states […]

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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #8, Part 2: Black Earth Meats Evolves Into Conscious Carnivore

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #8, Part 2: Black Earth Meats Evolves Into Conscious Carnivore

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #8, Part 2, Tera talks with Bartlett Durand of Conscious Carnivore, a whole animal butcher shop in Madison, WI. Bartlett talks about how Black Earth Meats (Black Earth, Wisconsin) evolved into Conscious Carnivore.  This quote is posted for the benefit of all involved: “We honor these animals, because by their death, […]

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New National Brands Drive CPG Innovation, Inspire M&A; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 4-27-2017

New National Brands Drive CPG Innovation, Inspire M&A; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 4-27-2017

Infographic by CB Insights Welcome to Edible-Alpha™ Insights, our twice monthly roundup of the best food and beverage finance news, events and resources about business model insights, raising capital, consumer packaged goods (CPG)/national brands, market trends, deals/M&A, and industry events. Our newsletter is the absolute easiest way to stay up to date with the latest […]

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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #8, Part 1: Biological Farming and Human Scale Meat

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #8, Part 1: Biological Farming and Human Scale Meat

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #8, Part 1, Tera talks with with Bartlett Durand of Conscious Carnivore, a whole animal butcher shop in Madison, WI. The store was the first retail outlet for Black Earth Meats (Black Earth, Wisconsin), the first humane certified, USDA processor in the area.  Much of Tera’s conversation with Bartlett centers around […]

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