Crowdfunding is truly the 21st century manifestation of people helping people. Small businesses comprise roughly half of the US economy, and finally, with the passage of brand new legislation in the JOBS Act, there is an entirely new way to invest locally, to support members of your community and to diversify into a new asset class.
Join Callahan & Associates, Ken Staut, CEO of GrowthFountain, and Victoria King, Business Services Manager for Rivermark Community Credit Union, for a discussion of how your credit union and members can benefit from enabling local investment within your community.
Staut provides an actionable game plan for credit unions to help rejuvenate their local economy and King shares why her credit union has decided to get started with crowdfunding.
Attendees will learn:
Why the crowdfunding opportunity is attractive to credit unions?
How to connect members to their local businesses?
The opportunity to reach out to companies in your loan decline files with a new way to help them access capital?
The tools to connect and help an underserved segment in your community: entrepreneurs and early stage businesses?
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Rivermark Community Credit Union
Part 3: Questions and Discussion