Topics Under Tag: "farm"

New Funding Options Take Root For Food And Agriculture Ventures

Margaret Gifford | March 23, 2016

Raising capital is difficult for any startup or small business. But it’s especially challenging for entrepreneurs in food or agriculture. Margins are often low, especially in the beginning. There’s also enormous risk due to factors outside of an entrepreneur’s control, like unexpected weather impact on crops. Providing collateral that lenders will accept can be difficult […]

California Crowdfunding Catches a Wave as Novel Bills Hit The Legislature

Amy Cortese | April 23, 2015

More than a third of all U.S. states have enacted laws allowing investment crowdfunding within their borders. California, the biggest state and the fifth largest economy in the world, may be among the next to do so. Two separate bills are progressing through the state legislature and, if all goes well, could reach the Governor’s […]