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Office Hours: Incubators and the Plague Year: Lessons from Startup Classes During Turmoil 00:59:07

Office Hours: Incubators and the Plague Year: Lessons from Startup Classes During Turmoil

May 4, 2021 at 1:54 PM
In this episode of Office Hours, Leaders from three leading incubation programs give strategic advice for brands on overcoming the kinds of obstacles they face as they grow.

Office Hours: Fractionals Lead to the Greater Whole 01:07:07

Office Hours: Fractionals Lead to the Greater Whole

Apr 6, 2021 at 5:17 PM
This Office Hours deals with the strategic use of fractional executives, including ways to develop trust, keep communication top-of-mind, and thoughts on the transition of roles as companies grow.

Office Hours: The State of Funding and Finances, March 2021 01:06:22

Office Hours: The State of Funding and Finances, March 2021

Mar 3, 2021 at 2:33 PM
This discussion centered on the state of financing options for growing food and beverage brands with guests Jessica Bates of Dwight Funding and Jeremy Triefenbach of Stage 1 Financial.

Office Hours: Design Workshop - Current Trends in CPG Package Design 00:53:21

Office Hours: Design Workshop - Current Trends in CPG Package Design

Nov 3, 2020 at 12:16 PM
This Office Hours focuses on the ways that brand design has been influenced -- for good or ill -- by the tumultuous events of the past 8 months.

Office Hours: Cut to Fit: Portfolio and SKU Management During Turbulent Times 01:07:59

Office Hours: Cut to Fit: Portfolio and SKU Management During Turbulent Times

Oct 20, 2020 at 2:28 PM
We discuss ways brands can identify their “hero SKU's” during a period when many companies are looking to reduce parts of their portfolios.

Office Hours: Building a New CPG Workforce 01:05:31

Office Hours: Building a New CPG Workforce

Oct 6, 2020 at 2:58 PM
This edition will focus on ways to grow networking and professional development for talented minority founders and employees in food and beverage CPG.

Office Hours: How Six Entrepreneurs Faced the Summer of COVID-19 01:07:42

Office Hours: How Six Entrepreneurs Faced the Summer of COVID-19

Sep 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Six entrepreneurs address ways they are overcoming challenges around production, financing, sales and marketing, and offer support and advice.

Office Hours: Lead Your Squad to Growth with John Maggio 00:57:00

Office Hours: Lead Your Squad to Growth with John Maggio

Sep 1, 2020 at 5:17 PM
Cocktail Squad CEO addresses some of the ways he is managing his brand during a period of category growth and brand profligation.

Office Hours: Is a Valuation Squeeze Inevitable? 01:01:30

Office Hours: Is a Valuation Squeeze Inevitable?

Aug 18, 2020 at 5:21 PM
Stu Strumwasser, Managing Director of Green Circle Capital outlines the reasons he believes a decline in valuations is inevitable.

Office Hours: Corporate VC During Covid-19 with General Mills, Pepsi, Distill Ventures 01:00:20

Office Hours: Corporate VC During Covid-19 with General Mills, Pepsi, Distill Ventures

Aug 11, 2020 at 5:10 PM
Three sales, marketing, and merchandising experts give market update snapshots on the status of brand development in the U.S. under the COVID crisis.

Office Hours - Hot Markets: LA, NY, and Texas During Covid-19 00:59:26

Office Hours - Hot Markets: LA, NY, and Texas During Covid-19

Aug 4, 2020 at 4:56 PM
Looking at L.A., Texas, and New York Metro, executives talk about how they’re dealing with a pandemic of varying regional levels of intensity.

Office Hours: The COVID CEO’s Survival Handbook 00:58:32

Office Hours: The COVID CEO’s Survival Handbook

Jul 28, 2020 at 6:19 PM
A CEO who is no stranger to a crisis will offer survival advice for companies trying to maintain & grow their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Office Hours: Dialing in Your Amazon Strategy 00:59:39

Office Hours: Dialing in Your Amazon Strategy

Jul 21, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Chris Moe & Cambria Copeland explore how successful food and beverage companies can utilize retailing giant Amazon.

Office Hours: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace 00:49:42

Office Hours: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Jul 14, 2020 at 5:49 PM
In this edition, we explore the roles that CPG entrepreneurs can play in supporting a more diverse, equitable and inclusive industry.

Office Hours: Sales Strategy & Building Retailer Relationships 00:59:35

Office Hours: Sales Strategy & Building Retailer Relationships

Jul 7, 2020 at 12:00 AM
This edition will explore building a successful sales organization and managing retailer relationships with two industry veterans.

Office Hours: Brand Building During a Time of Crisis 00:39:32

Office Hours: Brand Building During a Time of Crisis

Jul 6, 2020 at 12:00 AM
For CPG entrepreneurs, professionals and brands, the question is simple but profound: How can a company be a force for good in this environment?

Office Hours: Money and Ops with Team Siddhi 01:15:15

Office Hours: Money and Ops with Team Siddhi

Jun 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
This week’s Office Hours explores the interplay between operations, innovation, and finance during highly disruptive times.

Office Hours: Insights into M&A, Brand Growth, and Investment During Pandemic 01:00:08

Office Hours: Insights into M&A, Brand Growth, and Investment During Pandemic

Jun 2, 2020 at 9:54 PM
Veteran investment bankers Jay Novak and Brandon Ng discuss the current fundraising and M&A market and take questions from viewers.

Office Hours: Common Challenges, Hard Choices for Brands & Investors Under Stress 00:59:59

Office Hours: Common Challenges, Hard Choices for Brands & Investors Under Stress

May 20, 2020 at 8:11 PM
Jordan Gaspar & Ben Mand field questions from entrepreneurs about investor and brand relationships, and how they can evolve in a crisis climate.

Office Hours: Private Equity and CPG During COVID-19 01:01:44

Office Hours: Private Equity and CPG During COVID-19

May 19, 2020 at 12:00 AM
In this edition we discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on investment in food and beverage companies.

Office Hours: Strategy, Pivots, and Planning during the Pandemic 01:07:15

Office Hours: Strategy, Pivots, and Planning during the Pandemic

May 12, 2020 at 8:19 PM
Industry veterans Alan Murray and Brad Barnhorn will offer advice on forecast planning, organizational strategy and leadership during the pandemic.

Office Hours: Category Reviews and Resets, New Directions for Retail, and Buyer Expectations 00:56:08

Office Hours: Category Reviews and Resets, New Directions for Retail, and Buyer Expectations

May 5, 2020 at 10:08 PM
This edition will focus on COVID-19 pandemic-related disruptions to the review and reset process for categories and products.

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