February 16, 2021
Fundamentals for Building Your Investor Network
With 2020 thankfully in our rear view mirror, many of us are looking forward to ‘getting back to normal’ in 2021. However despite good news about Covid vaccines, it will take much of the coming year to administer them. Translation: things probably aren’t changing all that much, all that soon. For emerging food and beverage brands, […]Read More
November 28, 2020
Celebrate Small Businesses & Support Emerging Brands This Holiday Season
We’re proud to share the 2020 Emerge Holiday Gift & Entertaining Guide! Featuring many of the small, growing consumer packaged goods (CPG) teams who are part of the Emerge learning and networking community, this guide is full of innovative and better-for-you products that can compliment your holiday entertaining and gift-giving needs! Each of these small, […]Read More
December 14, 2019
2019 Emerge Smarter Available Content
As we finish out 2019, we are pleased with the valuable education content we hosted and have available for subscribers.
You can dive into recorded thought leadership on fiancing, e-commerce, co-manufacturing/production, packaging, distribution and more.
2019 Emerge Smarter Available Recordings for Emerge SubscribersRead More
e-Commerce Insights – What are Upcoming Changes with Selling on Amazon
What Retailers Desire in Emerging Brands
Finding Finance for Growth
Packaging & Design Strategy
Working with Distributors
Exploring Food Service as a Channel
Retail Strategy for Growth
October 3, 2019
Nuttin Ordinary Eyes Next Stage of Growth
The Emerge community is in the news! Adam Hamilton, COO of Nuttin Ordinary, an Emerge subscriber company crafting delicious cashew cheese, was interviewed in the Elevator Talk series by NOSH, a media company covering the natural, organic, sustainable, and healthy food industry. The interview illustrates the drive and passion that many emerging brands are fueled […]Read More
August 21, 2019
Angel Investors: Who They Are & Who They’re Right For
For a small brand, funding from an angel investor can swiftly facilitate increasing your retail distribution, growing revenue, and ultimately securing more shelf space. All businesses need funding for growth and success, and for smaller businesses in particular, this sort of personal relationship is beneficial. Angel investors provide more than just money – they are […]Read More
November 27, 2018
Raising Seed Capital? 6 important questions
Your 2018 Guide on How To Do It Successfully
Thank you to Parul Sign who has provided a great guide. Access the guide here.
Parul walks through some great questions to ask yourself and your partners such as:
Realistically, are you venture scale?
How competitive are you?
Are you willing to optimize for investor fit?
As an Emerge subscriber, we strive to serve you and your team by saving you time and money by connecting you with the knowledge, mentors and resources you need at each stage as you grow your shelf space. Creating a great new product with just the right packaging is vital to building a winning brand, but it is only the first step. Gaining the financial acumen to grow and sustain a successful business is equally important.
In recent conversations with FMI Emerge Mentors Randy Funk of Frontera Equity and Keith Kohler of the K2 Group, we learned some finance basics.Read More
August 27, 2018
Emerging Brands Must Know About Finance- Understanding Finance Tools & Terms
Within the FMI Emerge community, there is valuable insight available from more than 40 Emerge mentors.
In recent conversations Mentors Randy Funk of Frontera Equity and Keith Kohler of the K2 Group,we learned some of finance basics.
Randy and Keith both have extension financing experience and expertise that they are ready to share with the community.Read More
June 11, 2018
Established Brands Creating Investment Vehicles and Incubators?
Back in the summer of 2015, wine and beer (Corona portfolio) category leader Constellation Brands was one of the first established companies to create an investment vehicle to help nurture emerging brands.Read More
June 1, 2018
Is Your Emerging Brand Ready for a Strategic Investor?
At first glance, it would appear that capital would be the commodity startups are most in need of as they look to grow their emerging brands. In fact, that isn’t necessarily the best reason to get involved early on with a strategic investor.Read More