What GOOD Would You Do With A Million Dollars A Year?
We believe this is the richest time in the history of the United States of America to collaborate, make a difference, solve social, economic and environmental challenges, manifest StewardHeirShip™ over wealth, and leave a legacy!
Through our new Community Economic Development Benefit Corporation, we plan to help introduce millions of people to the unprecedented opportunities available through the Benefit Corporation model, Equity CrowdFinancing, Infopreneurship and the field of Community Economic Development (that includes Self-help, Empowerment and Capacity-building). We will utilize several forthcoming publications and programs to help launch the public awareness campaign and attract cofounders.
We are in the process of compiling a book and developing programs and presentations based on the contents to help companies, non-profit organizations AND communities discover how they could prosper as they harness these unprecedented resources. That includes the new Benefit Corporation model and forthcoming Equity Crowd Financing provisions of the US JOBS Act along with the principles and practices of Community Economic Development (CED).
Brief Overview of the Main Topics Presented in the book and programs
The US JOBS ACT and Equity Crowd Financing:
The recently passed JOBS Act creates Crowdfunding opportunities, eases IPO rules, and will let businesses advertise and raise equity capital from non-accredited investors. It also allows non-accredited investors to invest in these companies based upon a percentage of their income. We’re combining the Principles and Practices of Community Economic Development (CED) with the new Benefit Corporation model and the Crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act to help foster innovation, collaboration, job creation, enlightened entrepreneurship, and sustainable communities. The book will provide expert guidance to help companies learn how to prepare to receive up to a million dollars a year in equity investment through the network of new platforms being established. It will also help non-accredited investors who will soon be able to take advantage of these previously unavailable equity opportunities learn what they need to know to make those investments and information on ways to minimize the risks involved.
Benefit Corporations and B Corps Are Designed to Help “Expand the Circle of Success!”
Benefit Corporations are a new class of cause-oriented corporation that create a material positive impact on society and the environment. Twenty six States & DC have passed legislation: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. Legislation is pending in: Alaska, Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Puerto Rico, and Wisconsin. B Corporations are a diverse community with one unifying goal: to redefine success in business. There are over 1,000 Certified B Corporations across 60 different industries. www.bcorporation.net
Community Economic Development (CED) consists of three main principles: Self-Help; Empowerment; and Capacity Building. CED strategies include issues such as: Local ownership of economic resources; Maximizing citizen participation; and Building the capacity of people to participate in and manage the development process.
All Chapters Included in the Book:
Foreword; Introduction; Community Economic Development; Benefit Corporations and B Corps; CrowdFunding; Equity CrowdFinancing and the JOBS Act; Multi-Sector Collaborative Partnerships; Social Entrepreneurship; Infopreneurship; Cocreative Visioning and Strategic Planning; Success Stories; Featured Resources; Available Consulting and "Done For You" Services; About the Author and Contributors.
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