• How Did Our Politics Get Us Here? Why We Vote For Lying Demagogues
    A year after Donald Trump’s inauguration, many pundits and citizens alike continue to try to understand the results of the 2016 election. At the heart of the matter is a legitimate question that deserves to be considered not only for its importance to Trump’s victory, but also as it relates to many ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • Could Wall Street Finally Become Conscious?
    This week, BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink issued a letter to CEOs titled “A Sense of Purpose.” It was heralded by The New York Times DealBook columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin as what “could be a watershed moment on Wall Street, one that raises all sorts of questions about the very nature ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017
    Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • Impact Investing Marketplace ImpactUs Shuts Down
    ImpactUs launched last spring with a splash. Hatched out of the CDFI world and funded by heavyweights including the Ford and MacArthur foundations, the impact investment marketplace promised to bring new ease to connecting investors with vetted funds as well as direct investments in social enterprises. Its goal: $1 billion ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • What Does Sessions’ Action Mean for the California Cannabis Industry?
    On January 4, 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum rescinding the Cole Memorandum and Department of Justice memoranda articulating nationwide guidance for marijuana enforcement. The Cole Memo provided a path for states to have a thriving legal and regulated cannabis industry because it articulated a hands-off approach to ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • From Sundial and Unilever, an M&A Trend We’d Like to See More of
    It’s been a busy few months for Richelieu Dennis, the founder of Sundial Brands. After selling Sundial, the personal-care products company he founded, to Unilever in late November, he kicked off 2018 by buying Essence, the storied black culture magazine, from Time Inc., returning the magazine to black ownership. “I’m very focused ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • From Sundial and Unilever, an M&A Trend We’d Like to See More of
    It’s been a busy few months for Richelieu Dennis, the founder of Sundial Brands. After selling Sundial, the personal-care products company he founded, to Unilever in late November, he kicked off 2018 by buying Essence, the storied black culture magazine, from Time Inc., returning the magazine to black ownership. “I’m very focused ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • For Real Estate Lender Groundfloor, It’s Slow and Steady and Open to All
    Real estate has been one of the hottest areas of crowdfunding, although most of it is focused on wealthy “accredited” investors who put money into funds, known as REITs. (And let’s face it, accredited investors don’t lack investment options!) Just two platforms allow direct investing by unaccredited investors. One is ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • In Maine, Local Funding and Talent Fuel a Thriving Textile Cluster
    If you’re looking for signs of a resurgence in U.S. manufacturing, your first stop should be Maine. There you’ll find a burgeoning cluster of textile startups focused on making products in the state. You’ll also find a local ecosystem that brings together together the local funding, talent and training that ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • Job Opening: Bookkeeper/Operations Management
    Are you passionate about supporting local economies? Join the Cutting Edge Capital team! We’re looking for a part-time Bookkeeper/Operations Manager to support our day-to-day operations. Position: Bookkeeper/Operations Management For Impact Firm Location:  Uptown Oakland/Remote worksite considered Schedule:  Flexible; three to five days per week; 20-30 hours per week Description:    We ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • Webinar Replay: Cannabis Business Structuring and Capital Raising
    Interested in the process to start a legal cannabis business in California? Watch our webinar with attorneys Kim Arnone and Daniel Dellafosse to learn about capital raising, entity formation and compliance for the California cannabis industry.   The post Webinar Replay: Cannabis Business Structuring and Capital Raising appeared first on ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • Webinar Replay: Is Your Business Ready for a Larger Raise? Learn about Regulation A+
    Is your business ready for more funding? Watch our webinar replay on Regulation A+. Learn how to identify when your business is ready for a larger raise, receive an overview of the regulatory process for Reg A+, and hear how Reg A+ offerings can be promoted. Crack open your notepad, ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • Want to have the best, most productive time at ComCap17? Here’s how…
    Hello Community Capital Advocates…ComCap17 is just 3 days away! Want to have the best, most productive time at ComCap17? Here’s how… First—party with your new friends! Sunday, Sept. 10 – opening night reception at Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific St, 6pm-8pm. Enjoy the special exhibit around our soirée, “Who ... read more
    Source: ComCap17
  • Flash Your Badge and Get Hungry for Monterey!
    Fresh Fish. Fine Wine. The Perfect Breeze, Gorgeous Produce and Even Better Views. We invite our esteemed ComCap17 conference-goers to make the most of their upcoming trip, and experience the very best of what the historic Monterey Peninsula region has to offer, which is tremendous! In this post, you’ll find highlights ... read more
    Source: ComCap17
  • CCTP016: Serving Minority Entrepreneurs with Xiomara Pena
    CCTP016: Serving Minority Entrepreneurs with Xiomara Pena CCTP016: Serving Minority Entrepreneurs with Xiomara Pena Tackling small business development is ... read more
    Source: ComCap The Podcast
  • Students Make All the Difference: Join us at ComCap17
    “Students are the future. It makes sense that the only way we’re going to change the status quo is with young people. The world needs new models, yet we continue to use the old ones—systems that are killing us. We must build new systems with people who aren’t entrenched in ... read more
    Source: ComCap17
  • What Should Local Economic Development Look Like?
    Community capital provides new access for citizens to invest and removes barriers to entrepreneurship. Historically under-served communities (i.e. African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, women, and rural), can now invest in the enterprises they believe in. They are starting businesses and accessing capital from sources other ... read more
    Source: Hatch Innovation
  • Monterey Musts: Let’s go to the Aquarium!
    Source: ComCap17
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