L E A P  Workshops for Good Food Businesses

New Venture Advisors’ LEAP Workshops help Good Food businesses focus and grow through immersive coaching on a singular aspect of the business that needs clarity or fresh vision. It is designed for individuals and teams developing, launching and operating businesses in the Good Food industry. It begins with a review of your current plans, introduces you to powerful frameworks to sharpen your strategies, and ends with actionable steps to move your business forward. We do this in four sessionsListen, Evaluate, Advise, Plungescheduled over a consecutive four-week period.

LISTEN Learn about you, your vision, and current status of your business
(1 hour call)
EVALUATE Review your strategic plan and pro forma to identify aspects of your business that need clarity
(1 hour offline review)
ADVISE Recommend areas to workshop using classical frameworks tailored specifically to Good Food businesses by NVA: business model canvas, unit economics, cash flow forecasting, positioning, value proposition, market sizing, sales planning and more
(30 minute call)
PLUNGE Immersion into one of these areas for you and your team, ending with a concrete framework and direction to guide your next steps
(3 hour live workshop)

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New Venture Advisors is a team of business consultants specializing in local food system planning and new enterprise development.

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 Whatcom County Food System Plan

In 2021, the Whatcom County Food System Committee conducted a community food assessment that pointed to key opportunities to build a more robust and resilient regional food system. New Venture Advisors partnered with Whatcom County staff and the Food System Committee to draft a Whatcom County Food System Plan that builds upon these findings. This Plan focuses on five key goals for building a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient food system, and was informed by an inclusive community engagement process. The Food System Plan will provide the county with a policy roadmap that will strengthen the local food system for years to come. (2023)

 Whatcom Local Food Campus

The Whatcom Community Foundation invests in activities and organizations that improve the ability of people to help themselves, increase connections among people, and take cooperative approaches to community issues. WCF is exploring the development of a local food campus on a waterfront property that would become a multi-tenant site, anchored by a collaborative production kitchen benefitting food access, school system, and community organizations. The goal is strengthening Whatcom County’s local food system by promoting health equity, forging tangible strategic connections between food production organizations, and helping farmers connect with institutional markets. The facility will also feature an incubation kitchen, demonstration kitchen, event and classroom space, collaborative office and conference facilities, and housing.  New Venture Advisors developed the business case for this ambitious project and continues to support its development through engagement and operational development. (2023)