Being in the military requires discipline, commitment and interpersonal skills. In the entrepreneurial world, these skills can translate to determination, perseverance and the ability to network, which makes many veterans well suited for small business ownership.
North Carolina is home to more than 890,000 small businesses according to the latest statistics reported by the N.C. Small Business Administration. These may look like a local ice cream shop or a vintage boutique, or even a charming inn or a mom-and-pop eatery. It seems like everywhere you turn there’s a small business.
In many states, including North Carolina, up until a couple of years ago, it used to be that you would have to meet hefty income or net-worth requirements to become a private investor. The NC PACES Act changed all of that in 2017.
Most people have heard of crowdfunding — usually through platforms like Kickstarter or GoFundMe. But as of 2017, in North Carolina, crowdfunding is also a way that entrepreneurs and businesses can accrue investments.
In 2015, Forbes predicted that investment crowdfunding would surpass venture capital funding the coming years.
A big 'thank you’ to Juan Garzon, Paige Connelly, and the rest of the StartCharlotte team for featuring our INVESTinNC event at Bold Missy Brewery in Charlotte last week on their blog. It was a wonderful turn-out and given that the event preceded International Women’s Day, it offered up the perfect time to present our Woman-Owned Six-Pack investment crowdfunding campaign!
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Just in time for International Women’s Day, local female business owners recently gathered to learn about how their companies can benefit from investment crowdfunding.
Held at the only female-operated brewery in Charlotte, Bold Missy Brewery, John Panaccione of INVESTinNC hosted the event. The end goal is to recruit women-owned businesses in Charlotte to take advantage of crowdfunding and the opportunities offered by Invest in NC.
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