Crowdfunding / Access to Capital

Entrepreneurs Turn to a New Source of Funds: Their Neighbors. A Growing Movement Is Urging People To Take Grass-Roots Support Further And Invest Local

The Wall Street Journal June 11, 2014 by Nicole Hong It’s the kind of story people hear all the time. Two years ago, Rick Stender found out that a local business he liked—a custom-bike maker—was in big trouble. The shop needed money to import extra bike parts for the holiday…