Black Owned Performance Streetwear & Running Brand PYNRS Successfully Crosses Early Sales Milestones

Bill HustonAlternative Finance, Community Capital, Crowdfunding


PYNRS is exceeding expectations. Clearly there’s a demand for a streetwear and running apparel brand with a focus on diversity, community and an equal regard for aesthetics and performance. And the big names of the industry like Runners World and Health Magazine are paying attention. March 12, 2021 PYNRS founder Sidney Baptista saw first hand that his beloved sport of … Read More

The American Dream Marketplace Provides Black Business Technology Platform in The Wake of COVID-19

Bill HustonAlternative Finance, Community Capital, Crowd Investing

Black Business

Introduction The American Dream Fund and Marketplace is an economic development program organized by the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) in support of Black businesses. As a part of the program, black businesses are eligible to receive cash grants, educational training, and exclusive business resources all facilitated on the American Dream Marketplace. The NBCC has the goal of increasing … Read More

6 Reasons Real Estate Crowdfunding Is A Must For Your Portfolio

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Real Estate Development

Introduction  Real estate crowdfunding is a new and innovative use of Regulation Crowdfunding that allows non-accredited investors to invest in real estate deals on a FINRA and SEC certified portal. Real estate crowdfunding uses the crowd-funding model to raise funds for real estate deals all across the nation and locally at the same time.  Portfolio Diversification  Unlike REITs, real estate … Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Democratizing Real Estate Investment

Bill HustonAlternative Finance, Community Capital, Crowd Investing, Real Estate Crowdfunding

Real Estate

Introduction Since the passage of the JOBS Act in late 2012, crowdfunding has caught fire and is being used to raise money for everything from startups to small businesses, but since May of 2016 the people that are eligible to participate in these private deals have changed for the first time in over 80 years. In fact, in 2015 alone, … Read More

The Promise of Local Investment Crowdfunding

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Black Woman Business Owner

Introduction  Investment Crowdfunding provides the best opportunity to transform 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 at some point in the future. That’s how you attract real … Read More

The Benefit of Crowdfunding For The Black Communities

Bill HustonAlternative Finance, Community Capital, Crowd Investing, Crowdfunding

Black-owned Businesses

Introduction Both rewards and crowd investing offer a wide range of advantages over traditional business financing. With benefits ranging from a wider pool of potential investors to more nimble fundraising options, crowdfunding is going to continue to evolve into a more popular, and more powerful funding method for startups, local businesses, and inner-city real estate development.  Though funding is almost … Read More

The 4 Types of Crowdfunding Explained

Bill HustonAlternative Finance, Community Capital, Crowd Investing, Crowdfunding

The Types of Crowdfunding

Introduction To Crowdfunding Crowdfunding is a new form of capital aggregation that using the internet to build an excited and engaged crowd of followers that buy into a shared vision of a project. Crowdfunding at its essence is a large group of people funding a large project with small dollar amounts. The major difference in crowdfunding is how these small … Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Drives Community-Led Economic Development!

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Black Business

Introduction Why would community developers build housing in communities cut off from good schools, jobs, transportation, parks, and the resources that people need to thrive and succeed? If we are trying to build safe, healthy, and prosperous neighborhoods simply building affordable housing is not the answer. To be resilient and sustainable, housing must be more than affordable. It must connect … Read More