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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #13 – Considering Manufacturing In-House? Waste Can Be A Resource That Improves Your Food Business’ Bottom Line

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #13 – Considering Manufacturing In-House? Waste Can Be A Resource That Improves Your Food Business’ Bottom Line

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #13, Tera talks with Travis Blomberg of WasteCap Resource Solutions about the consulting, software and other services they provide to their members and the business community to reduce, manage and capitalize on their various waste streams. WasteCap consultants encourage businesses to think of those streams as resources rather than purely waste. […]

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Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods Disrupts Distribution And Presents Opportunities

Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods Disrupts Distribution And Presents Opportunities

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 #12: How Much Is My Company Worth? Valuations With LBW Wealth

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #12: How Much Is My Company Worth? Valuations With LBW Wealth

How much is my food company worth? Both entrepreneurs and investors often struggle as they try to answer this question. In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #12, Tera talks with Timothy Bickmore and Nathaniel Leach of LBW Wealth Management. LBW Wealth Management is an investment advisory firm that uses a value investing strategy to guide their investment […]

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Advisors and Feedback Are Essential to Food Business Success

Advisors and Feedback Are Essential to Food Business Success

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

True “Disruption” of Food Is Difficult

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

Communicate Your Financials Well to Raise Capital

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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