In Spring 2013, LION partnered with Slow Money Wisconsin, Tera Johnson, founder of tera’s whey, and Jim Gage, president of Town and Country Resource Conservation and Development, to present eight Wisconsin-based businesses that are ready for direct, local investment. Following are
Do you really want to support your local economy? Really?? Author Michael Shuman challenges his audience in Local Dollars, Local Sense.
How many of you have your pension funds invested in local business? Right, nearly no one. In Boulder, Colorado, author and thought leader Michael Shuman tells this audience, “This is perverse, because half of the economy is local, small business.
Main street really is moving closer to Wall Street. Slow Money’s National Gathering had a small piece the New York Times. Wisconsin’s Beth Gehred of Slow Money Wisconsin attended the Gathering and offered these takeaways: Carol Hewitt’s book Financing our Foodshed offers
Mike Merrill sold shares to his life. Originally an effort to use crowdfunding to finance his artistic pursuits, the scheme has developed into a way to tap into the wisdom of crowds. Now, Merrill’s shareholders get to vote on whether he
All LIONs start as cubs. When Beth and James started LIONPDX in Portland, they emailed some great questions that haven’t been covered elsewhere on our blog. Here’s a recap of our email exchange. I’ve added some additional thoughts in italics that weren’t in
Stacy Mitchell is my kinda gal: huge brain + a heart for locals. She gets to blend both in her day job as a senior researcher for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Here’s her TEDx talk about the need for
The JOBS act makes crowdfuding a reality for more American companies. What does it mean, and how does crowdfunding apply to real world examples? Read the full article.Here’s the abstract: Entrepreneurs face challenges raising capital to fund the development of
On Tuesday, June 12 at 5:30 pm, the Madison-based Local Investment Opportunity Network (LION) will host a spring get-together. We will meet at the Hatchery Hill clubhouse at 5335 Caddis Bend in Fitchburg. Beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres provided, all local
Michael Shuman’s new book is on sale. Here’s the notice that Chelsea Green (the publisher) sent out via email this afternoon: Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real