SMARTPLANET DAILY: Top 10 U.S. cities to start a new business

  MANAGE | READ ONLINE | PREVIOUS   SmartPlanet Daily A DAILY BRIEFING OF THE NEWEST STORIES ON SMARTPLANET, FIVE DAYS A WEEK. May 09, 2014 FROM THE DESK OF … Number three is Omaha, NE and two is Miami, FL. You’ll (probably) never guess the number one U.S. city …

Zouk Capital leads €40m Series C funding round in iZettle

9 May 2014 Zouk Capital leads €40m Series C funding round in iZettle iZettle provides efficient mobile payment services for small enterprises  iZettle, Europe’s No.1 provider of mobile payment services and apps, has closed a €40 million Series C funding round.  London-based growth investor Zouk Capital led the round, with …

CDFI Fund Announces $17 Million for Lending and Investments in Low-Income and Distressed Communities

Media Contact: Bill Luecht  |  202.653.0322  |  [email protected] CDFI Fund Announces $17 Million for Lending and Investments in Low-Income and Distressed Communities November 15, 2013 Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (cdfi Fund) announced awards totaling approximately $17 million to 85 FDIC-insured depository institutions for …

CrowdSourcing.org – As Seen On TV’ Enters Crowdfunding Space

Wednesday, October 30   Follow Like RSS As Seen on TV Opens Crowdfunding Platform to the Public — Everyone knows the iconic As Seen on TV brand. Earlier this week, the company launched its crowdfunding platform (powered by white label solution Launcht). We chat with As Seen on TV’s CEO Ron Pruett to …

Smart Planet Weekly: Can we crowdfund gun control?

  SmartPlanet Weekly October 27, 2013 A members-only preview of our weekly magazine, delivered every Sunday.   From the Desk of … Gun control advocates in the U.S. haven’t made strides nationally in many years. Is it time for the crowd to try tackling gun violence locally? Plus, Chris Nelder is …

Calvert Foundation: CEO Transition, Fall Conferences, and Detroit

Ethical Markets  congratulates Lisa Hall  in her new career move and  welcomes Jennifer Pryce as Calvert Foundation’s new CEO !   Hazel Henderson , Editor   and former member  of the Advisory Council  at Calvert Group. It’s a win-win. Earn a financial return and support communities. Empowering Investors to Empower Communities SEPTEMBER …

The Crowd Cafe: Small business still reeling from credit crunch [CNBC]

  Crowdfunding news, research and resources  Don’t hesitate to get in touch! [email protected] TheCrowdCafe Weekly – September 8, 2013 Sep 08, 2013 11:01 am | Jonathan Sandlund |View Original Post|     Selected Articles Small business still reeling from credit crunch [CNBC] “The data on small business lending paint a bleaker …

National Black Chamber of Commerce Progress Report July 15 2013: Dealing with the Davis Bacon Act at Congress:

  Register on the $500 million Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture 20 Years of the NBCC NBCC 21st Annual Conference, July 24-26, Palm Beach, Florida-Four Seasons Resort [email protected] www.nationalbcc.org Progress Report 070213   1. Dealing with the Davis Bacon Act at Congress:  The House Small Business Committee is taking …

Citizens Convention on Reinventing Government and Changing Politics

Centre for Civil Society     The Heart and Soul of Australia Voice | Representation | Social Infrastructure    Putting citizens at the centre of power …   Citizens Convention on Reinventing Government and Changing Politics Melbourne 5-6 August 2013   With        Ken Coghill, Tim Smith, Monash University Accountability Round Table        …

The Crowd Cafe: The Rise of Meaningful Investing

  Don’t hesitate to get in touch! [email protected] The Rise of Meaningful Investing Jonathan Sandlund |View Original Post|   Crowdinvesting is the byproduct of two strands of disruption: technical and cultural.  We explored the technical disruption in the first part of this series. Specifically looking at low-end disruption, a pattern codified by Clayton …