Tag: Local Businesses

by Kasen on August 18, 2020.

I’m the type who turns buying apples into an arduous process. I’ll skeptically compare the fifty-cent difference between apples, assuming the proper scrutiny stance: arms folded, a slight lean to the torso, and eyes narrowed.  Once I’ve established the type and price of the apples I want to purchase, I’ll thoroughly inspect each item. The…

by Malcolm 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…

by Kasen on July 28, 2020.

Let’s be honest for a moment. When we eat out, 99% of us (disclaimer: fake stat we made up) don’t go beyond leaving a standard tip if we were impressed with our meal and service. And for places like auto shops, there’s a slim chance anyone leaves a tip at all. Say their service or…

by John on July 22, 2020.

So, what’s an accredited investor anyway? Are you one? Does it matter? As to the first question, it’s pretty simple. An accredited investor is someone who has  Net worth of at least $1,000,000 (not including their home) OR Had an annual income of at least $200,000 for the last two years (or $300,000 in household…

by Josh 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…

by Kasen on July 14, 2020.

When you hear the term “crowdfunding for small business,” it might sound like a recent phenomenon. But put aside Reg CF and tech startups for a moment because in reality, crowdfunding is as old as Irish ale.  Crowdfunding can include everything from college beer fund donations to betting on flying cars in Silicon Valley, but…

by Kasen on July 7, 2020.

Spreadsheets, bookkeeping, cash flows, balance sheets, financial statements…it’s tough to manage your finances as a small business. You may be a passionate owner with a tremendous product or service, but maybe your financial situation isn’t where you’d like it to be. That’s totally normal.  Did you know small business accounts for a mind-boggling 99.7% of…

by Josh on June 30, 2020.

Transparency. Our final core belief is “transparency builds trust”. Among private equity partners, this is often encapsulated in phrases like “no surprises” or “give me bad news fast”. In Reg CF, this is usually “what could go wrong with investment X or company Y?”. For those interested in investing through Vicinity, it may be “where…

by Kasen 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…

by John on May 26, 2020.

“Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one — a great deal, quite a lot, some or very little?” Ok, close your eyes. Pretend you didn’t just see the exhibit at the top of this blog. How…