The Eddie Black Group has a long and storied history in the world of food and beverages. Eddie Black leads by example with a wealth of industry hands-on experience. We are very proud of our achievements and all the people, clients and industry friends who have led us here.

  • Entrepreneur Coaching

    Entrepreneur Coaching is meant for the person who is committed to creating a thriving, successful business or growing an existing business. As the lead ‘coach’ I focus on where your business is currently; evaluate what’s working and what’s not; determine goals; and create an action plan (game plan) since I like sports metaphors! The relationship develops and tends to be a coaching/consulting hybrid, meaning that I use a coach approach (again I use sports metaphors) to helping you build your business, while incorporating my experiences and industry knowledge and resources to create new goals.

  • Business Consulting

    Companies seem to dislike the term ‘turnaround consulting’ because it represents failure. The truth is that turnaround consulting represents success at realizing the company may need a new direction or plan. The only time the company needs to identify alternative markets, focus and new possibilities is when ‘road blocks’ occur. Growth is going to be optional, change is going to be inevitable, plan for growth by rethinking your process. We help companies create alternative growth strategy and implement revised procedures where they can expand and grow making calculated decisions; we help you rethink your core focus and market strategy. We help companies turnaround their thinking so they have fresh perspective in a constantly changing environment!

  • Brand Development

    Your "Brand" is the most valuable and tangible asset you have. In business your brand is your product, identifier and asset. Our experience developing brands come from decades of design, implementation and execution. From start up brands to recognized brands we offer our skills to our clients and work with Branding Experts to achieve a clear brand strategy.

  • Investment Capital

    We have a wide range of professionals to assist you in identifying the proper financial program. The Eddie Black Group has invested in multiple food and beverage companies in early stage and capital growth financing. The Eddie Black Group has an investment portfolio that has made early stage funding and loans available. We also work with several niche funding sources capital growth financing.

  • Tool Box

    Eddie Black provides a wide range of services that include:
    - Motivational Coaching
    - Brand Workshops
    - SWOT Analysis
    - Project Management
    - Pricing Architecture
    - Advisory Boards
    - Risk and Growth Assessments
    - Exit Strategy

How can we help you?

Contact us today or submit a business inquiry online.

I have known Ed Schwartz for 30+ years and consider him an industry leader. Ed has worked on many assignments for me during my 19 years with Costco Wholesale. Ed delivered results in food service, R&D and equipment helping launch many product releases. I continue to trust Ed with projects and will continue to send opportunities his way.

Andrew Jacobs

I have known Ed now for several years now as a business partner and associate. Ed has a unique understanding of business development, presentations and knowledge of the food business and manages each meeting extremely professionally .  I can think of no one I would have rather gone into these meetings with.

Steve Hartman
Executive Director

Ed is a talented and innovative consultant, speaker and entrepreneur.  His organizational skills, expertise, dynamism, and passion are a cut above, and probably one of the reasons he’s succeeded in our industry for so long.  I highly recommend him for any opportunities to partner with your organization. 

Win Davis
Win Davis
Executive Director, Hotel F&B Leadership Association