Twelve31 Spice Ventures Acquires Frisco Spices and Launches Frisco Brands, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Twelve31 Spice Ventures Acquires Frisco Spices and Launches Frisco Brands, Inc. Omaha, Nebraska –  May 10, 2023 – Twelve31 Spice Ventures, a private investment firm specializing in the specialty food industry, has acquired the assets of Frisco Spices and launched Frisco Brands, Inc. to lead the expansion of the well-established spice company. […]

Unlock the Full Potential of Your Small Business Sale with Twelve31’s Secure Income Management Strategy (SIMS)

Selling a small business is no small feat, as many entrepreneurs grapple with striking the perfect balance between fetching the best price and ensuring a seamless transition. With the introduction of Twelve31’s groundbreaking Secure Income Management Strategy (SIMS), small business owners can now experience a uniquely tailored solution that streamlines the sales process and maximizes […]

Embracing Uncertainty: How Adapting to Unpredictable Outcomes Can Lead to Business Success

In 1987, a professional wrestling match between Bruiser Brody and Lex Luger in Florida took an unexpected turn. Instead of the standard cage match fans anticipated, the bout transformed into a strange, unscripted encounter. This serves as a reminder that even the most carefully choreographed events can veer off course. Businesses, like wrestling, often face […]

Organic Growth: The Sustainable Alternative Shaping Small Businesses

In a world where acquisitions have long been the driving force behind business expansion, it’s no surprise that an overwhelming majority of these deals end up failing. This has led to a growing number of small businesses seeking a more sustainable approach to growth: organic expansion. Nurturing their core businesses and growing from within, these […]

Raising Prices: How to Communicate Changes and Maintain Positive Customer Relationships

When it comes to business, it’s not uncommon for owners to avoid discussing money. Many business owners are hesitant to raise prices and potentially harm a good relationship with their customers. But what happens when increasing costs have already been absorbed and there is no other option? Sometimes, it’s either raise prices or close up […]

Why Buying is Better than Building for Small Business Growth: Insights from Engine 2s

In today’s uncertain economic climate, many small business leaders recognize the importance of developing and accelerating alternative engines of growth for the future. These new businesses, known as “Engine 2s,” use the scale benefits of the core business to grow faster than an independent start-up could. During downturns, companies make bold moves that enable them […]

Small Business Ownership: The Game of Life

Small business ownership can feel like a game, complete with ups, downs, and unexpected twists and turns. It’s a thrilling adventure, where success is determined by strategy, teamwork, and a never-say-die attitude. And like any good game, it takes a team to win. Just as the Chiefs and the Eagles will bring their A-game to […]

Why Every Company Needs to Think, Act and Look Like a Software Company: Insights from McKinsey’s Latest Research

As the world continues to become more and more digital, it’s becoming increasingly clear that every company is, in some way, a software company. This is a sentiment that was first expressed by Marc Andreessen over a decade ago, when he famously said that “software is eating the world.” Today, we can update that statement […]

Unlocking the Potential of Your Business: Why Every Company Needs an Operating Model (S&OP) and How Twelve31 Can Help

An Operating Model, also known as Demand Planning or Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), is a critical tool for businesses of all sizes and industries. It is a forecasting tool that compares projected numbers against actual numbers, allowing a company to realign its strategy in order to better balance supply and demand. S&OP is a […]

Creating Value Faster: A Playbook for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses in Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate combinations can be a powerful way for Small to Mid-Sized (SMB) businesses to create more value and growth opportunities. The goal for many SMB’s is to double or even triple revenues on the way to returning many times their initial investments. However, despite these ambitious goals, many SMB’s fail to […]