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Double Duty Diversified Income

by Kasen Wysong on January 19, 2021.

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...

We’ve Got a Message for Warren Buffet

by John Crawford 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.

Just Ask

by John Crawford on October 27, 2020.

Instead of worrying about your intellectual status, adopt the approach of asking a lot of questions. And while the only dumb question might be the one you don’t ask, asking the right questions about your investments can make things a little easier.

“Going local” is more than buying a cup of coffee

by Kasen Wysong 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...

How do I invest in small businesses?

by Kasen Wysong 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...

Investor Insights: Investor Accreditation

by John Crawford 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...

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...

How can I increase cash flow as a small business?

by Kasen Wysong 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...

Transparency Builds Trust

by Joshua Rollins 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...