• Elevating Humanity Through Business Just Got Real
    Conscious Capitalism cofounder and chairman emeritus Raj Sisodia, had just given a presentation at the Lead with Love Leadership Summit in Aspen, Colorado, when a woman approached him. “You and Larry Fink need to meet,” she said before setting the meeting in motion. Just days before the meeting, Fink, cofounder ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • How to Lead Without Needing Plan B
    Have you ever considered that letting down your guard may be the best way to improve your leadership? Like most pearls of wisdom it’s counter-intuitive. But that’s precisely why only the brave dare try it! I learned the value of letting down my guard recently. I started a new club ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • Small Change: The Crowdfunding Site That Makes Neighborhoods Better Places to Live
    Eve Picker is an architect, city planner, urban designer and real estate developer, among other accomplishments. Her passion for community development and smart, sustainable design led her in 2016 to found Small Change, a Pittsburgh-based real estate crowdfunding site. We caught up with Eve recently to discuss financing transformational projects—such ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • How to Build a Business and Still Have a Life
    In the 17 years it took me to build Pacific Direct into a multimillion dollar business, I drove myself very hard. From the day I started, at 23, a second sense told me I had to keep myself in peak fitness to succeed. My trainers and my swimming costume were always packed ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • 7 Steps to Creating a Sustainability Transition Movement in Your Community
    In 2005, I was just an ordinary, low-profile guy in my thirties living in the town of Totnes, England. Like many of us, I worried about the crises endangering humanity—the rampant exploitation of natural resources, the frenetic and dehumanizing quest for profit, exclusion and widening of inequalities. It disturbed me ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • How Community and Community Capital Can Influence Historic Preservation Projects
    Historic preservation projects are designed to protect a community’s heritage often through the expansion and enhancement of historic properties for public use. Community capital is designed to empower a community’s investment in itself through public offerings that are structured to engage a variety of investors. Preservation projects could meet their ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • A Hawaiian B Corp. Expands With the Help of Small Investors
    It was concern for Hawaii’s environment, economy and farming system that inspired Brett Jacobson to launch Hawaiian Ola, a maker of healthy beverages, in 2012. Jacobson, a farmer who previously ran a biofuel company, wanted to start a business that could help Hawaii’s struggling farmers—the average farmer in makes about ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • A New Credit Union in Maine Will Fund Sustainable Food and Farms
    A new credit union is hoping to fill a funding gap in Maine for small scale, sustainable farming and food production. Called Maine Harvest, the credit union is in a final fundraising push to reach a $2.4 million capitalization, at which point it can apply for a charter. It is ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • JOBS Act at Six: A Progress Report
    Each spring, we mark the anniversary of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act with an in-depth update. So, six years after the landmark legislation was signed into law, is it living up to its promise of channeling more capital to the nation’s job creators and revitalizing the capital markets? ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • A Mission Driven Pickling Company Reached Their Direct Public Offering Goal in Less Than Two Months, This is Where They Are Now
    Seventeen years ago a small pickling company called Real Pickles, based in Greenfield, Massachusetts, became dedicated to changing the food system through their pickles. Owners Addie Rose and Dan Rosenberg practice traditional fermentation using only produce sourced from local family farms. Their pickles are a representation of how they run their mission ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • Opportunity Knocks: New Tax Incentives for Community Investment Funds
    Since 2015, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers has advocated for tax incentives for those who invest in low-income communities, recognizing that the benefits from the economic recovery have largely bypassed those communities. Their efforts were rewarded when their proposed opportunity zone program was included as Subchapter Z of the 2017 ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • Webinar Replay: Cannabis Business Structuring and Capital Raising Part II
    As follow up to part I of our Cannabis Business Structuring and Capital Raising webinar, part II integrates 2018 California cannabis regulations. With our webinar, you will learn about the process to start a legal cannabis business in California with attorneys Kim Arnone and Daniel Dellafosse — from compliance to capital raising. The ... 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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