The No Small Potatoes Investment Club is a group pooling funds and making micro-loans to farmers and food businesses in Maine since the fall of 2010. The club provides working capital in the form of low-interest loans, and meets three times a year to evaluate loan applications.
Loans thus far have ranged from $2,000 to $15,000, with $5,000 as the investment commitment to join the club. Loan recipients have included organic vegetable growers, a composter, a butcher, and tofu and goat cheese producers.
This first meeting in our Slow Money "Pathways to Action" series will feature a webinar presented by two of No Small Potatoes' founding members, followed by group discussion and an invitation to be among the first to join a local Slow Money investment club in formation.
Other Pathways to Action events include:
- "Entrepreneur Showcases: Pitching Business Plans to Drive Local Investment," February 26, 2014.
- "Business Microloans That Leverage Credit Union and Community Partner Capacity," April 30, 2014.
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