Grow business & community capital
Tools for this section are under development
In this section we are developing a way for a group of entrepreneurs working together with members of their community to find the capital they need from within their community. The resulting portfolio of investments in community businesses is a community investment portfolio.
See an example of a community investment portfolio that is under development here.
As you’ll see, tools under development for this step will include a means of tracking membership, investments, returns and governance of the portfolio.
We want your help though. What do you need, especially as a group of entrepreneurs, to approach community investors who have time, land, buildings, equipment, and yes, money? Think about capital broadly, what does it really take to get started and how can you organize to find it within your community (so the ownership stays in your community)? There are no crazy ideas here. This is an opportunity to talk directly with the development team, and help us help you.