At the end of 2020 Chapel ran a successful campaign on Vicinity’s portal to fund a multi-tenant facility in the Poe Mill area. For context, Poe Mill is a historically overlooked neighborhood in downtown Greenville. At face value, it might appear this project didn’t check the box for a “location, location, location” real estate deal; however, a closer look reveals the opposite.
Author: Kasen Wysong
While crowdfunding serves a purpose, there are some glaring differences between it and investment crowdfunding, also known as microinvesting.
It’s trivia time at Vicinity! Which of the following headlines from the past year are real? Aliens in hiding until mankind is ready, says ex-Israeli space head Invasive wasps are posing a serious threat to passenger planes, study says Makers of grow-your-own human steaks say meal kit is not ‘technically’ cannibalism Growing anxiety has been...
The retail landscape is changing faster than the drive-thru line at Chick-fil-A. And the future for brick-and-mortar, in particular, might seem unclear.
2020 has been a tough year for most businesses. We’re beginning a Local Business Report series through which we will highlight different industries and the impact the last 12 months have had on them. The first industry in our series is fitness; in particular, we wanted to shine a light on gyms.
And while most small businesses aren’t trying to break into the space travel market, they’re still shooting for the stars. These businesses need capital to chase their dreams and that usually means finding someone (with money) who’s excited to back that dream. Microinvesting provides businesses with a broader pool of both accredited and unaccredited investors.
Imagine, for a second, an ultra-successful CEO who walks around barefoot and preaches on the “power of we.” Are we talking about a cult leader? Nope, this Barefoot Prophet is the CEO of a coworking business, which experiences extraordinary growth.
Have you ever seen a group of young men singing Disney songs while swinging a sledgehammer at a cement parking lot? It’s quite a paradoxical spectacle. During college, I spent a blazing hot summer in Israel helping renovate a community building. Our first mission was to break up a parking lot, but the catch was that we only had one sledgehammer.
Growing up, I always enjoyed reading Calvin and Hobbes, a comic series by Bill Watterson. There were comic strips where Calvin would ask his dad questions like how ATMs work or what causes wind. In typical “Dad” fashion, Calvin’s father responded with explanations like there’s a little guy inside the ATM who hands out the...