• ComCap17: It’s About Democracy
    “[T]his is a fundamentally pluralist vision, in which multiple forms of public, private, cooperative, and common ownership are structured at different scales and in different sectors to create the kind of future we want to see. The vision begins and ends with the challenge of community. If it does not ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • Why Love is Important in Business
    Samantha Thomas (above), founder of The Love Summit, explains why love is a viable factor for improving the triple bottom line of business, and for solving the most pressing social, environmental and economic issues of our time. What is your first memory that made you want to make a positive ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • Why Financial, Legal, and Business Professionals Should be Champions of Community Capital
    At this week’s ComCap17 Conference in Monterey, CA, one of the sessions that I participated in dealt with the roles of financial, legal, and business professionals as it relates to community capital. Our panel was moderated by my old friend, Michael Shuman, and we were joined by other professionals who ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • Love Cheese, Beer, Wine or Great Food? Interested in DPOs? Listen to Maker’s Common’s KALX Interview
    ​KALX Method to the Madness host Lisa Kiefer speaks with Maker’s Common founders Sarah Dvorak and Eric Miller about their new Berkeley eatery/market’s focus on American cheese producers and charcuterie, their challenges, mission and unique model of investment, a direct public offering (DPO). Click play below to listen to the full ... read more
    Source: Cutting Edge Capital
  • After the Hurricane: Keeping Pets Safe and Healthy
    Millions of people in Florida were forced to evacuate their homes before Hurricane Irma made landfall last weekend, and many brought their pets with them. As people prepare to return to their homes, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is encouraging pet owners to take steps to ensure the health and well-being ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • Building the Case for Impact: New Alliance Unites Profit and Purpose
    So, you want to spend a career building wealth without regard for its impact on the environment, economy and society, and then allocate a small portion of this later in life through grant-making to create of a favorable legacy? Why not get it right from the beginning, a win-win for ... read more
    Source: Real Leaders
  • 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
  • Will Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Reg A Inspire?
    If you were vacationing in late August, you might have missed a notable milestone in the young annals of crowd investing: the IPO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, which raised $30 million in four weeks using Regulation A+. Not only is it one of the best known brands ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • 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
  • New Crowdfunding Portal Startwise to Focus on Revenue Sharing
    Grace Leung Shing and Catherine Yushina were working for a venture capital fund in Silicon Valley, when they were both struck by a puzzle: why was it that venture investors were willing to shower funding on startups with no revenues or traction—sometimes little more than idea—while many perfectly solid businesses ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • Helping Dollars Circulate in African American Communities
    August is Black Business Month. But we would be honored to run this interview with YaVette Holts any month of the year. Holts is founder of  the Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses (BAOBOB), a network for black-owned businesses and customers who want to keep dollars circulating within the ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • 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
  • A Native American Brand Turns to Crowdfunding to Fulfill its Mission
    When Karlene Hunter and Mark Tilsen started Native American Natural Foods in 2006, they had a vision as vast as the Great Plains themselves: to create a brand that could restore the buffalo to native lands and, in the process, regenerate the community, culture and economy of one of the ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • Monterey Musts: Let’s go to the Aquarium!
    Source: ComCap17
  • Is it Time for State-Based Crowdfunding to Shine?
    What do Alaska, Florida, Texas and Vermont have in common? They’re among the 34 states that have passed state-based crowdfunding laws. When it comes to crowdinvesting, most of the attention goes to the JOBS Act, the 2012 federal legislation that gave us Regulation Crowdfunding, Regulation A+ and other provisions that ... read more
    Source: Locavesting
  • Dive into Monterey!
    “Few places on earth can live up to their own mythology, but Monterey is a notable exception. No matter what you’ve heard or seen in feature films, nothing can prepare you for the jaw-dropping beauty along Monterey’s fabled coast and village-like pedestrian thoroughfares. John Steinbeck was a frequent visitor, and ... read more
    Source: ComCap17
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