Creating Complex, Adaptive Local Economies Using Investment Crowdfunding

Bill HustonAlternative Finance, Community Capital, Crowd Investing, Real Estate Crowdfunding9 Comments

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Introduction I recently completed the Strong Towns 101 training to learn more about the Strong Towns movement that is taking North American cities by storm as its bottom-up approach to economic development is starting to resonate with cities large and small across the country as we all face the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our economy. The Pandemic … Read More

The Promise of Investment Crowdfunding

Bill HustonAlternative Finance, Community Capital, CrowdfundingLeave a Comment

Introduction  Investment crowdfunding provides the best opportunity to transform our local  communities in the shortest amount of time. Investment crowdfunding, just like regular equity investment, allows entrepreneurs to sell shares of their business to private shareholders, shares that can potentially be sold later at a much higher price per share or they can become completely worthless in the process. Always … Read More

Building Local Crowdfunding Ecosystems for Main Street Businesses

Bill HustonAlternative Finance, Community Capital, Crowd Investing, Crowdfunding, Social MediaLeave a Comment

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Introduction To thrive in the modern business world it’s important to understand how to market your small independent business and this is going to be even harder in the post COVID-19 crisis small business environment. A recent survey shows establishing customer relationships through marketing and promotion is the second largest concern among independent business owners after securing access to capital. … Read More