Immersive Roadmapping: A Tune-Up for Small Businesses

Immersive Roadmapping: A Tune-Up for Small Businesses

Last month, New Venture Advisors had the opportunity to coach twelve fellows of the Good Food Business Accelerator for a full day session. What an incredible program and inspiring group of entrepreneurs! The Good Food Business Accelerator gets farm and food businesses ready for prime time, giving them the skills to launch or scale up, […]

Rural Grocery Food Hubs: Our Findings, the Future and a Widget

Rural Grocery Food Hubs: Our Findings, the Future and a Widget

A lot has happened since we first explored the idea of a rural grocery store housing a local food hub, almost two years ago! The concept is one we continue to be excited about and see tremendous potential in. A quick refresher: Independent rural grocery stores are facing challenges and going out of business at […]

Ready, aim, farm! How one county is addressing wholesale readiness

Ready, aim, farm! How one county is addressing wholesale readiness

The regionally-based, source-identified wholesale supply chain, once a creature of mystery reserved for the imagination of a handful of optimistic change-makers, is now a successful tool for creating market opportunities for agricultural producers and conveniently delivering safe food to consumers. Here at New Venture Advisors, we often work with groups that come to us with […]

Kitchen incubators: is there a recipe for success?

Kitchen incubators: is there a recipe for success?

Ten years ago, the kitchen incubator was a novel concept. Since then, the food landscape has evolved pretty dramatically. We are now flooded with artisan products (or specialty, local, small batch – insert your favorite food movement here!) and have unparalleled access to unique food trucks and food services — and I think we are […]