Increased entrepreneurship, especially among those undeserved by traditional capital markets
Women (if VT women chose business ownership at the same rate as men, it would result in more than 10,500 new businesses*)
Food/Farm/Forestry entrepreneurs and business in rural communities.
Creation of Vermont pooled investment fund
First of it’s kind in the U.S.
Unites the 99% and the 1% for 100% community in capital.
Responsible Corporate Citizens
Business owners deep roots in their communities
Proximity and transparency with local investor base drives socially/environmentally conscious decision-making
Volunteerism and civic engagement encouraged among employees.
Engaged Wealth Advisors
Social ROI accepted as commensurate with Financial ROI when evaluating investment opportunities.
Use of Initial Funding
Design/Development/Execution of Educational Materials
Videos, Webinars, Step-by-Step Guides (Printed and e-version), Templates and other Technical Assistance (Articles of Organization, Bylaws, Operating Agreements, etc.)
Consultant fees, admin and operations.