Category Archives: Sidewalk Ventures

Thinking About Raising Capital From Your Community? Ask These Questions First.

Community-based investment can be a great way to raise money and build support for your venture. And there are new options for entrepreneurs choosing this capital-raising path, such as investment crowdfunding. With the right team in place, community-based investment can be relatively user-friendly and easy to understand, but it still involves asking people to take real […]

Building a Local Investing Ecosystem in The Great Lakes Region

Angela Barbash is the founder of ReConsider, a Ypsilanti, Michigan-based firm that is helping to catalyze local investing in the Great Lakes region. Since 2011, Barbash has been systematically identifying and tackling the obstacles that stand in the way of a regenerative economy—educating investors, businesses and political leaders on Michigan’s crowdfunding law, and creating ReValue, […]