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5 Questions for the Capital Seeker

by Joshua Rollins on January 28, 2021.

There comes a point in nearly every business’s life when getting funding is a necessity. At this fateful moment, there may also be a realization that a certifiably insane number of capital sources are out there. Most of these will not be a good fit, and each will have their set of strings, checklists and “arrangements” attached.

How Community Involvement Changes Your Life

by Kasen Wysong on October 13, 2020.

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.

How to tell an investing expert from a non-expert

by Joshua Rollins on September 23, 2020.

Investing can be complex. Building a smart investment strategy and risk management discipline takes work. But an investor is only deemed an expert based on one thing: track record; when someone can turn around and say, “Hey, look! It worked!”  This is the funny thing about tying “expertise” to the practice of risking capital into...

An Adrenaline Junkie’s Guide To Analyzing Risk

by Malcolm McDonald on September 15, 2020.

Welcome to an adrenaline junkie’s guide to analyzing risk. I wouldn’t blame you if you closed your laptop immediately and walked away. But thanks to years of poor, risk-ignoring, endorphin-driven choices, I’ve learned valuable decision-making skills around separating thrill-seeking motivations from money-seeking endeavors. Thrill-seeking desires are great for a few afternoons of cliff diving. Not...

ICP USP PMF Alphabet soup

by Malcolm McDonald on August 25, 2020.

I love how business lingo is super clear and non-jargony… said no one ever. Thankfully, knowing your way around the business alphabet soup isn’t just useful for putting Uncle Charlie in his place at thanksgiving dinner. Nope, now you can put those annoying acronyms to work, analyzing your investments to make sure you’re placing solid...

A Modern Day Braveheart Has 5 Reasons To Buy Local

by Kasen Wysong on August 25, 2020.

There’s nothing like the Upstate highlands. A green canopy of trees covers the Appalachian slopes like a blanket over the body of an old warrior. ‘Tis a noble region besieged by Big Business and Corporate America. But no more. Communities are rallying around a war cry: “They may take our downtowns, but they’ll never take...

The Who Economy

by Malcolm McDonald on August 11, 2020.

I’ll never forget pitching two angel investors with my first fully thought-out business plan. I’ve always been a dreamer, a creator, and an aspiring visionary known for the verbal tick, “What if…” But this was the first time I had put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard), pulled out my calculator (iPhone), and drawn up...

Reasons to Invest Local with Regulation Crowdfunding

by Joshua Rollins on July 22, 2020.

If you’ve read our stuff before, you know Regulation Crowdfunding provides a new-to-you business investment opportunity. An avenue to invest local that has been suppressed since before the Great Depression is now yours for the taking! Breathe in all the freedom that can be packed into a phrase beginning with “regulation”. But it’s important to...

5 Reasons To Invest In Your Community

by Kasen Wysong on June 23, 2020.

The first time I asked my wife out was at a coffee shop on a corner street. It was a significant moment for us, and by default, the shop became a significant place. A year and a half later we would get married, and it all started in that coffee shop on the corner. We...