Advertising

JT MEGA

A food advertising agency.

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Accounting, Bookkeeping, Taxes

Accountfully

Accountfully provides outsourced accounting services to clients across the nation. Whether it’s a lot of bookkeeping help or little accounting support, Accountfully works with business owners to find the right combination of services to meet the specific goals, budgets, and timelines of the company. The majority of clients operate on monthly retainers priced based on the needs and complexities of the business.

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Propeller

Propeller Industries is the leading fractional strategic finance and accounting partner for venture-stage companies. ​With a focus on improving cash flow, simplifying trade spend management, securing funding, streamlining inventory management, and connecting you with industry experts, Propeller is more than a finance and accounting firm – they’re your long-term partner in growth.

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Alternative Financing

Settle

Settle gives you a better way to handle your cash flow—one designed for brands that are ready to grow. With an all-in-one platform designed for all things payments, you can easily automate your accounts payable workflows to save you time with no setup fees, long term-contracts, or lengthy implementation timelines. For businesses that qualify, you can Settle now, pay later with Settle Working Capital’s founder-friendly financing to help your brand take the next step. So instead of letting your cash flow hold you back, you can confidently scale for what’s next so don’t stress over spreadsheets or let your cash flow hold you back. Get started today with 2 free months of a Plus Plan using the code SKU2024.

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8fig

Take your eCommerce business to the next level with growth and funding solutions. 8fig offers financing for online retailers, warehouse financing, Shopify financing,, wholesaler financing, Amazon seller financing, supplier financing and inventory financing for a wide range of startups – from F&B to beauty.

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Banking

J.P. Morgan

We love success stories. Let us help build yours.

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Branding & Design

Spectacle Strategy

Spectacle is the Agency for Change Agents. We’re an award-winning team of creative strategists, cultural anthropologists, and designers helping purpose-led, profit-enabled businesses to grow smarter and faster. Our “All Brilliance, No B.S.” approach to brand strategy, design, messaging, insights and creative campaign development has attracted past clients including Rowdy Mermaid, Impossible Foods, Webflow, Slack and many more.

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Ugly Wolf

Ugly Wolf is a full-service, award-winning strategic brand design agency based in New York and Dallas. We don’t work in ugly or pretty—just strategic thinking. We create new meaning, craft unique brands, and tell stories people care about. Come run with our pack.

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Atelier

ALG Atelier was established in response to the constraints imposed by the conventional agency model, which not only curtailed creativity but also hindered our capacity to readily engage with emerging, influential, and forward-looking brands. Atlier’s specialization lies in the art of brand development, catering specifically to progressive organizations seeking to elevate their brand presence. Our focus extends to emerging, small to medium-sized businesses, providing them the essential tools to propel their brands to the next level.

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Cash Flow Management

Settle

Settle is building cash flow innovation tools designed just for CPG brands, whether you’re just getting started or ready to scale to what’s next. With an all-in-one platform designed for all things payments, save time and stay organized – quickly pay vendors and manage purchase orders and invoices, And, if you qualify, get founder-friendly financing with transparent and competitive rates so you can Settle Now. Pay Later.

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Commercialization

Next Food Consulting

Next Food Consulting specializes in guiding better-for-you CPG brands through the complexities of the food industry. Reach out for assistance with operations, cost analysis, food and beverage manufacturing, and more.

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Demand Planning

Demand Chain AI

Demand Chain AI is a diverse set of skills including innovation, Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing, E-commerce, and Consumer Understanding, and all are supported by Innovative Processes, Data, and Analytics concepts and strategies.

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Distributors

Snackmagic

Distributing thousands of build your own snackboxes, trays, cases to B2B2C customers worldwide.

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P10 Foods

P10 is a specialty distributor in the South. P10’s roots are in the craft food, providing them with ther relationships and support they need.

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Digital Marketing

Wonderkind

Wonderkind is a marketing, design and photography studio built specifically for consumer brands!

Wonderkind is obsessed with brands and the experiences they give their consumers. The agency specializes in social media, photography and design. They have worked with brands like Jot, Bulletproof, sunscoop, MOSH, Better Brand, Harper Collins, Minimalist Baker, Byte, and 200 more!

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Ecommerce

Upscribe

Upscribe gives you the out-of-the-box tools that you need to build, grow or scale your Shopify subscription and retention business. Fast growing brands like Athletic Greens and RYZE Coffee leverage Uspcribe to deploy a beautiful customer experience in minutes that treats subscribers like royalty and drives brand loyalty.

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Charmac

We simplify selling on Amazon.

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Xena Intelligence

XENA Intelligence is an eCommerce growth platform that automates and optimizes growth on Amazon and Walmart, providing data-driven insights to help sellers thrive in the new era of eCommerce. With predictive analytics, XENA’s proprietary algorithm optimizes keyword and competitor bidding, saving sellers time and money while enabling them to gain a competitive advantage.

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Brands Excel

Brands Excel Industry experts have 15 years of experience leading multi-million dollar brands on Amazon. Brands Excel is a full-service helps brands create a scalable and profitable strategy for Amazon marketplace, including market analysis, advertising and content optimization.

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Enterprise Resource Planning

DSWi

Helping your business grow… That’s our business.

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Employee Recruitment

HireBetter

Unlock success with the power of talent.

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Forcebrands

How consumer brands recruit the brightest talent.

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Finance

Forecastr

Forecastr is an online platform that helps founders build great financial models so they can impress investors & run their businesses better.

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Propeller Industries

We’re builders and entrepreneurs. Fast and efficient but also exacting and meticulous.

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Financing Options

Assembled Brands

Invest in growth for your brand by leveraging your AR and inventory on hand, Free brand specific advice for any SKU member around financing options, including referral to an option we think works best for
your brand.

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CSC Leasing

CSC Leasing maintains a successful 35-year track record working with emerging brands, providing a low-cost, non-dilutive form of capital for procuring equipment. We have designed our processes and trained our team to offer an effortless lending experience. Our equipment leases compliment funding from venture and private equity sources, preserving investment capital for mission critical growth and other operating initiatives—not depreciating assets. With over $1 billion in transactions financed, CSC offers an agile and flexible approach with the transparency, speed and service of a family-owned business.

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Clearco

Clearco is the world’s largest ecommerce investor and growth platform, giving founders the financial tools, capital and network they need to grow.

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Flavors & Extracts

Prova US

The expert in sweet brown flavorings since 1946.

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Food Service

Elohi

The foodservice industry experts.

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Fractional CFO

Benjamin Welek

A seasoned professional with expertise in financial planning and analysis, budgeting, cash flow management, risk management, financial reporting, and HR design. Benjamin’s goal is to work with the owners and management team to help them make informed financial decisions and achieve their business objectives.

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Human Resources

Insurance

Secure CPG

Designed by operators for operators. SecureCPG is the first CPG-specific insurance platform built with modern brands in mind. Backed by 150 years of insurance experience, trust that your most valuable assets are properly insured without unnecessary premiums.

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Legal

Foley & Lardner

Foley & Lardner LLP is a law firm at the nexus of the Energy, Consumer Products, Health Care and Life Sciences, Innovative Technology, and Manufacturing Sectors. The firm’s 80-plus Emerging Growth and Venture Capital attorneys understand the complex and diverse needs of venture funds, portfolio companies, and startups, supporting entrepreneurs with the tools they need to help their businesses prosper at all stages. They have guided hundreds of companies, from startup to commercialization to liquidity events. In every instance, we create a relationship with clients that goes beyond that of legal counsel to trusted business advisers.

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Foster Garvey

Foster Garvey’s Food & Beverage team focuses on helping clients identify and navigate the myriad business and legal issues within the food and beverage industry, allowing these brands and investors to focus on growth opportunities and maximize business potential.

Foster Garvey’s Food & Beverage team advises natural, organic, better-for-you, plant-based, vegan, and cultivated/cell-based/cultured meat food and beverage clients and food tech innovators on a wide range of legal matters, including financing; supplier and co-manufacturer/co-packer arrangements; sales and distribution; IP registration, protection and licensing; marketing and advertising; regulatory counseling; real estate; alcoholic beverage licensing and regulation; cannabis and CBD regulations and compliance; and labor and employment.

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Logistics/Shipping

UPS

Positioning Statement
UPS offers emerging brands access to more than just discounted pricing on shipping. The UPS
Accelerator Program teamed up with SKU to help scale your business by offering solutions intended to
optimize your warehousing and fulfillment needs, reduce shipping claims and pains on behalf of your
customers, and provide access to global markets spanning more than 220 countries and territories. Click
the link below to learn more about how UPS can handle your logistics so you can focus on your business, not your shipping.

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Enterprise Purchasing Group

As the world’s leading GPO for logistics procurement and supply chain optimization, EPG leverages billions in purchasing volume to negotiate best-in-class savings with a network of reliable and trusted suppliers. Our GPO contracts reduce procurement costs while creating supply chain efficiencies for sustainable savings.EPG is providing SKU participants a free consultation to identify the most impactful and addressable spend categories for each unique company.

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Market Research

1Q

1Q is a mobile research platform that arms brands with candid consumer feedback and real-time insights for just $1 per response.

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Next Food Consulting

Next Food Consulting specializes in guiding better-for-you CPG brands through the complexities of the food industry. Reach out for assistance with operations, cost analysis, food and beverage manufacturing, and more.

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Marketing

Goods & Services

We make things better by making better things.

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Wonderkind

Wonderkind is a marketing, design and photography studio built specifically for consumer brands!

Wonderkind is obsessed with brands and the experiences they give their consumers. The agency specializes in social media, photography and design. They have worked with brands like Jot, Bulletproof, sunscoop, MOSH, Better Brand, Harper Collins, Minimalist Baker, Byte, and 200 more!

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Nice Day: A Creative Studio

Building relationships between humans and brands through strategy, design and execution.

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Packaging

ePac Flexibles

Helping brands of all sizes grow with great packaging.

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Inland Packaging

Inland is a third-generation family-owned and operated label and packaging supplier. Inland started as a small commercial print shop in La Crosse, WI, over 78 years ago, specializing in cut and stack beer labels. It has since expanded its product offerings into other markets such as food, beverage, consumer goods, cannabis, health and beauty, etc. Inland offers cut and stack, pressure sensitive, shrink sleeve, in-mold labels, and flexible packaging. We’re here to collaborate and share what solutions are best for your product’s label and packaging needs. Let’s Talk.

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American Carton

Your packaging challenges. Our packaging solutions.

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Product Photography

Soona

Home of the Real-Time Photoshoot

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Public Relations

The Rind

A PR agency for consumer packaged goods.

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Konnect Agency

Konnect Agency is a strategic marketing partner for food & beverage, lifestyle, and franchise brands. The team of over 50 professionals provides public relations, social media, influencer, content and marketing services focused on garnering measurable results that positively impact brand growth. Konnect Agency represents both national and international companies via offices in Los Angeles, New York, Denver and Oklahoma City. Using an omnichannel approach to influence bottom line results, Konnect is a true partner that uses client-agency transparency and the use of technology to develop dynamic 360 client campaigns.

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Trade Spend

Vividly

Vividly is a trade promotion management (TPM) software built by and for the consumer-packaged-goods industry (CPG). From campaign creation to deductions management and promotion measurement, we help brands like Perfect Snacks, Liquid Death, Quinn, and Hint Water manage every element of trade spend. We are designed to fit the quintessential business model of small to midsize CPG companies. With our easy-to-use platform and industry-leading experience, we pride ourselves on our ability to bring businesses to the next level..

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Video Production

Mishnoon

Headed by two award-winning filmmakers, brothers NIck and Josh Holden, Mishnoon is a full-service film and video production house based in Austin. Mishnoon specializes in writing, producing, directing and editing – whether it it’s a commercial or or web series. They can help write a script, come up with script or execute an existing script you have ready to go.

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