Vicinity Capital's podcast exists to educate and connect local investors and local businesses to support thriving local economies. Our main focus is community investing, local business and economics. This is where social capital meets financial capital.
Ep. 22 Leeds, AL: The Power In Building Personal Relationships With Customers
Laurin Humphries is the founder of Humphries Screen Printing & Design. It’s a family-owned business that began in Alabama in 2010 with some dusty ole’ printing equipment. Now, with over 200 customers across the country and a premium product lineup, HSPD is crushing it. Laurin says, “What makes HSP unique are the personal relationships developed with our customers. Professional service and consulting comes directly from the very people who run the business.”
Ep. 21 Greenville, SC: Matt McPheely On Creating Positive Momentum In Neighborhoods And Giving Back To Communities
This week’s episode is with 20-year Native Greenvillian with 15 years of real estate and private equity experience - the man, the myth, the legend - Matt McPheely. He has sold and raised more than $200M in real estate and operating business transactions. Matt is passionate about community-building and impact investing. Tune in to hear about his latest (and if you ask us - coolest) project to date.
Ep. 20 Charleston, SC: Crash Is Revolutionizing The Job Hunt With Tech And A Human Touch
Isaac is the Founder and CEO of Crash, a platform that lets job searchers create and send video pitches to recruiters to showcase real skills and real value. Besides revolutionizing the application process for job seekers, companies can use it to peruse qualified candidates and outline what they want to see in an applicant. Isaac is also the Founder and former CEO of Praxis, whose current CEO Cameron Soresby we interviewed earlier this year. Isaac lives in Charleston, SC with his family.
Ep. 19 Summerville, SC: Coastal Coffee Roasters - Bringing People Together And Boosting Local Impact
Caption: Brad Mallett is the owner and founder of Coastal Coffee Roasters as well as a partner with Oak Bridge Brewery. Brad is what Vicinity likes to call a “Local Hero” because he is all about community, facilitating conversations, and bolstering local pride. Brad walks us through his approach to not just roasting delicious coffee, but also leadership and business.
Ep. 18 Vicinity HQ: Updates And Trends In The World Of Regulation Crowdfunding
The Crew is back to talk about some Reg CF stats and updates. Josh, John, and Malcolm drop some mind-boggling stats in this episode - including the total amount raised by businesses using Reg CF in August 2020 (teaser - it’s double-digit millions). The Crew also talks about the growing Reg CF sphere and how it's impacting our local economies.
Ep. 17: Stephen Olmon's Incredible Goal of Starting 50 Businesses by 2050
How would you feel about having a goal to start 50 businesses by 2050? Well, that’s exactly what our guest on the Invest Local podcast is trying to do. Stephen breaks down the systems and mindset he brings on a daily basis and how he thinks about goals, business, and family. He has helped start companies like: PlanWell Strategies, Betafy (podcast), OmniLicense, QuickerLeads, and several more.
You can check out his Startup School Podcast wherever podcasts are foundWebsite: https://www.stephenolmon.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenolmon/