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Reg CF Compliance: A Brief Guide for Issuers

by Joshua Rollins on September 29, 2022.

Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) enables eligible companies (developers and business owners) to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding. And yet, before you can make an offer, it's important to understand the compliance basics.

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The Top Five Benefits of Investing in Your Local Economy

by Joshua Rollins on August 12, 2022.

Investing takes on many forms. The key is to keep a diversified portfolio, and investing in local real estate plays an important part in keeping your portfolio healthy. There are many benefits to it, and in the end, investing in local, mid-market real estate can offer you both revenue and the chance to feel connected to your community.

The Evolution of Local Investing

by John Crawford on April 27, 2022.

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.

Investing Tax Forms

by Joshua Rollins on March 1, 2022.

Investing comes with one certainty: if you make a profit, it will be taxed. With that band-aid ripped off, we can still make this a positive conversation. After all, paying taxes on profits is still a preferable alternative to not making a profit. So let’s assume you’re in the money, and are curious what tax...

The Case for Direct Ownership

by John Crawford on February 8, 2022.

Let’s talk some trash. No, not figuratively. Trash is an everyday part of our lives, but how much do you really think about this dirty topic? Can you think of a day that goes by where you don’t throw something away? At the same time, when is the last time you’ve had an in-depth conversation...

See, Touch, Feel

by John Crawford on November 16, 2021.

Diving into financial planning resources or investment strategy tips can feel more like a personality test than a mathematical analysis. You’ll get questions like: Are you active or passive? Do you prefer growth or safety? Do you value short- or long-term rewards?

A Different Take on Value Investing

by Joshua Rollins on November 2, 2021.

I distinctly remember the look I received from our investment advisor assigned to my company’s 401k retirement plan. It was the annual plan review. I was eating a fantastic water buffalo burger at one of my favorite local restaurants in Gainesville, FL. He – let’s call him Mike – spent about 30 minutes talking through...

Pride of Place

by Malcolm McDonald on October 26, 2021.

Pride of place. It’s one of those phrases that sounds familiar, but you’re not sure why. What place are we talking about? Are there lions involved? While it’s not the catchiest phrase, it captures a concept I believe will define our microinvesting-fueled funding revolution.

Double Duty Dollars

by Malcolm McDonald on October 13, 2021.

If you’re in the thick of raising capital, worrying about who’s running their mouth about your brand and what they’re saying might not be top of mind. Brand is something you can focus on after you secure the cash you need, right?  While we’re certainly fans of staying focused, we think there might be a...

Accredited or Sophisticated?

by Malcolm McDonald on September 8, 2021.

I recently saw someone post on social media about their momentous achievement of reaching “Accredited Investor” status. For context, that’s the financial equivalent of 10,000 Benjamins, 40 college degrees, a 3 year stay in a 5 star NY hotel, 4 Lamborghinis, or your very own private island. Amassing $1 Million in net worth is quite...