Category: Company Education

by John on December 29, 2020.

“It’s an economic war.” Warren Buffet delivered this mic drop moment on his recent CNBC interview with Goldman Sachs’ CEO, David Solomon. During the interview, Buffet had a specific request to lawmakers: extend the Paycheck Protection Program.

by Kasen on December 22, 2020.

“Few movies have aged like It’s A Wonderful Life, the iconic Christmas classic most of us grew up watching. As of December 2, 2020 Esquire ranked it as the #1 Christmas movie of all time.”

by Kasen on December 9, 2020.

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.

by Malcolm on November 11, 2020.

70% of small businesses are worried about financial hardship because of prolonged closures and 58% worry about permanently closing. Raising capital is the #1 problem for SMBs, according to a survey by Guidant Financial. Since raising capital is kinda our thing, we’ll start our survival guide there.

by Malcolm on October 6, 2020.

So you did it! You launched an investment crowdfunding campaign and you’re going all-in on a local legion of microinvestors and brand ambassadors. Now what?  As wild and new as it might feel to pull in capital from your fans, customers, and community, promoting your crowdfunding campaign isn’t all the different than promoting your business….

by Kasen on September 29, 2020.

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…

by John on September 15, 2020.

Around here, we often say Vicinity is where financial capital meets social capital. Well, if you say something often enough, you should probably stop and make sure people know what you mean. What is social capital anyway? Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone has pointed out that the term was actually “independently invented” at least…

by Kasen on September 9, 2020.

Angel investor. Probably the coolest title in the investing world. This moniker belongs to high net worth individuals who financially back a business, usually in return for equity in the company. With the cool name comes a pretty high level of risk.  That’s why there have been laws allowing only individuals with large disposable income…