74 episodes

This podcast tells the stories of local entrepreneurs and change-makers in the southeast. With small budgets and big dreams, these are the businesses down the street from you, building a better future for themselves and our communities.

Vicinity Capital is an investment Crowdfunding platform focused on community investing, local business and economics. We're on a mission to educate and connect local investors with local businesses to support thriving local economies.

Vicinity is where financial capital meets social capital.

Invest Local John Crawford, Josh Rollins, Malcolm McDonald

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This podcast tells the stories of local entrepreneurs and change-makers in the southeast. With small budgets and big dreams, these are the businesses down the street from you, building a better future for themselves and our communities.

Vicinity Capital is an investment Crowdfunding platform focused on community investing, local business and economics. We're on a mission to educate and connect local investors with local businesses to support thriving local economies.

Vicinity is where financial capital meets social capital.

    Ep. 74 Greenville, SC: Matt McPheely on the reinvention of modern affordable housing

    Ep. 74 Greenville, SC: Matt McPheely on the reinvention of modern affordable housing

    Matt McPheely, the Developer the Founder behind Union House joins the podcast to explain how and why this unique real estate project came to be. Union House is the first set of single-family homes specifically designed for communal living. Matt shares how this project has the potential to create cost-conscious workforce homes close to downtown without the typical drawbacks of affordable housing construction. Tune in to hear how these units function and why Matt plans to incorporate a startup-style equity pool for tenets.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 73 Raleigh, NC: Johnny Hackett - Building a Business Building Business

    Ep. 73 Raleigh, NC: Johnny Hackett - Building a Business Building Business

    Johnny Hackett, Founder, and CEO of Black Dollar Corp joins the podcast to share his journey into entrepreneurship and give advice for small businesses looking to outgrow the kitchen table. Johnny might be building a collection of ventures around small business, but he leans on his experience in corporate America and his training as a Six Sigma Black Belt. Tune in to hear how he’s marrying his big business background with a big heart for entrepreneurship.

    • 29 min
    Ep. 72 Asheville, NC: Steph & Brandon Prime - the duo reinventing the greeting card experience

    Ep. 72 Asheville, NC: Steph & Brandon Prime - the duo reinventing the greeting card experience

    Steph and Brandon Prime are reinventing the greeting card experience. They're on a mission to murder the card aisle with their new invention: on-demand printing from customized kiosks. Their card kiosks are outfitted with high-quality paper, high-powered printers, and high-touch ipads, designed to make beautiful cards with local art instantly available with the tap of a touchscreen. Tune in to hear how they're planning to take over the $8 billion greeting card market while pumping dollars back into their local economy.

    • 29 min
    Ep. 71 Raleigh, NC: Jason Johnson and the secrets of a ghost kitchen

    Ep. 71 Raleigh, NC: Jason Johnson and the secrets of a ghost kitchen

    This week Jason Johnson joins the podcast to share how HUBB Kitchens is helping small and new businesses through their fractional rental model. Hear how Jason has structured his tenant revenue model to create flexible leasing options for their clients while maintaining steady cash flow for the business. HUBB’s mission is to create a network and community for food businesses of all sizes that gives access to the resources they need to be successful.

    • 29 min
    Ep. 70 Dunn, NC: Wesley Johnson and the community brewery helping shape Dunn's future

    Ep. 70 Dunn, NC: Wesley Johnson and the community brewery helping shape Dunn's future

    Wesley Johnson joins the podcast to share how Grain Dealers Brewery is helping write the next chapter in Dunn North Carolina's history. From idea to execution, Grain Dealers has been the brainchild of the collective community. Wesley walks through how they settled on the idea of a brewery/restaurant/event space combination, and how the project is reclaiming an historic site in downtown Dunn. Tune in to hear Wesley's story and why he believes Grain Dealers is poised to play a pivotal role in the redevelopment of his community.

    • 29 min
    Ep. 69 Vicinity HQ: Picking public vs private - will liquidity ruin the local private markets?

    Ep. 69 Vicinity HQ: Picking public vs private - will liquidity ruin the local private markets?

    This week the team tackles a popular topic in investing: Liquidity. The private markets have long been largely illiquid, posing an increasingly stark contrast to now easy-to-trade public securities. As more and more investors gain access to private investments, the demand for cash-out options has grown as well. In this episode, we cover the good, the bad... and yes, the ugly of liquidity. What does it have to do with Vicinity's vision for the future? Tune in to find out!

    • 19 min

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